Start Your New Adventure
Continue your journey to a bachelor’s degree as a Bearkat!
With more than 90+ undergraduate degrees, 60+ master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees and 1 professional degree spread across 8 colleges, and over 260 student organizations and clubs excited for new members or the 17 varsity sports programs to follow throughout the year, there is something for everyone at Sam Houston State University.
You are considered a transfer student if...
- 0-11 Hours: Meet beginning freshman requirements & Minimum 2.5 GPA on transferable hours
- 12-17 Hours: Minimum 2.5 GPA on transferable hours
- 18+ Hours: Minimum 2.0 GPA on transferable hours
SHSU accepts a maximum of 70 credit hours: 66 academic hours + 4 hours of activity-based physical education (kinesiology) hours.
International students can learn more at shsu.edu/admissions/international.
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At SHSU, we have many resources available to help you along your journey to becoming a Bearkat!
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.
- US - South
- Type of School
- 4-Year Public
- Campus Size
- Large (>20,000 students)
- Campus Setting
- Application Types
- Regular Decision
- Rolling Admissions
- Application Style
- State-wide College Application
Accepted, Now What?
Congratulations on your acceptance to Sam Houston State University! Your transition to SHSU should be easy and our office is here to help as you continue your Bearkat journey.