Have admission decision dates and/or deposit dates been changed due to COVID-19?
Undergraduate Admission Application Deadlines will remain as follows (SHSU does not require a deposit to secure admission): Summer 2021 - May 15 | Fall 2021 - August 1
Will you accept unofficial transcripts or transcripts directly from counselors?
For all 2021 freshman applicants, official transcripts will be accepted through traditional methods and unofficial transcripts will be accepted directly from your high school counselor's school email account (mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org). For transfer applicants, official transcripts will be accepted through traditional methods.
Will you require “final” high school transcripts for accepted seniors?
Final high school transcripts will not be required for admission purposes. However, final high school transcripts will still be required for financial aid purposes (scholarships and Texas Grant).
Are you willing to change test requirements, given test date cancellations for ACT/SAT?
For all 2021 freshman applicants who have not taken the ACT/SAT, you will need to complete all other requirements (admission application, app fee, high school transcript). Admissions will then contact you with next steps. See test optional admission requirements.
How do you plan to handle AP course completion and/or testing for placement purposes?
SHSU does not administer AP exams. AP credit will still be awarded as outlined on the SHSU Testing website (shsu.edu/testing). All updates regarding testing availability and placement exams are listed at are listed at http://www.shsu.edu/centers/testing-center/testing-updates.
The most up-to-date information can be found on the Sam Houston State University Staying Strong '21 website.
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