Returning Students

Returning applicants are undergraduate students who attended SHSU in the past and are looking to complete a bachelor’s degree at Sam Houston State University. Returning SHSU students may have completed transferable coursework at other colleges or universities.

If you would like to pursue a graduate degree or second bachelor’s degree at Sam Houston State University, please see admissions information for prospective graduate students.

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Let Us Guide You

  1. Apply
    1. Complete an online application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee.

      Alternatively, you may pay later by mailing a check (address below) or pay through the SHSU Self Service Center.

    2. Submit official transcripts from every community college or university attended
      • Official transcripts can be sent electronically, or by mail to:
        Office of Admissions
        Box 2418
        Huntsville, TX 77341
  2. Submit Your FAFSA

Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1
Spring: December 15
Summer: May 15

Admission Requirements

All students applying for readmission into the university must present a minimum, combined grade point average of 2.0 or higher on all transferable hours.

A returning student placed on academic probation during their last semester at SHSU will be readmitted on academic probation regardless of whether the student has since attended another institution.

Please note, if you were suspended or placed on probation, you must seek approval from the Dean of your identified college to be admitted to SHSU. The approval form must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by the application deadline. To find the appropriate Dean, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 936-294-1040.

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