Be A Bearkat - Accepted Student

Welcome Home


We are proud to welcome you to our family! Getting ready for college is exciting, but can also be overwhelming. You may be wondering, "I've been Accepted! Now what?" Use this page as a resource for your Accepted Student Journey. Get ready for your first day on campus by starting your checklist below! 

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Support Your Journey

At SHSU, we have many resources available to help you along your journey to becoming a Bearkat!

Know Your Deadlines

September 1: Scholarship4Kats application opens. October 1: FAFSA opens for following school year and housing application opens to new students. November 1: FAFSA & Scholarships4Kats priority date.

Get To Know SHSU Better...

Check out our Bearkat Blog, watch a quick tour video or sign up for a full in-person tour, see what life is like at SHSU.

Get the Inside Scoop - Bearkat Blog
Video caption: Hear From Students - Testimonials
Stay in the Know - SHSU Terms
Video caption: Here for Your Journey Resources





We appreciate your interest and want to learn more about you so please answer the questions below:

SHSU At A Glance
  • Region
    • US - South
    • Online
  • Type of School
    • 4-Year Public
  • Campus Size
    • Large (>20,000 students)
  • Campus Setting
    • Rural
  • Application Types
    • Regular Decision
    • Rolling Admissions
  • Application Style
    • State-wide College Application
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