Get Started as an Undergraduate Student

Follow these steps to apply to an undergraduate bachelor’s degree program. Online undergraduate students apply to the university in the same way as students pursuing a degree in a face-to-face program.

7 Steps to Apply as an Undergraduate Student


Apply for admission to SHSU

Complete an online application . Review SHSU admission requirements for freshman, transfer or international applicants.



Submit the non-refundable application fee

You have the option to pay the application fee through the online application. Alternatively, you may pay later by mailing a check to the Admissions Office or pay through the SHSU Self Service Center.



Send official transcripts

Have the appropriate institution (high school or college) send official transcripts to SHSU. Test Scores are optional.



Check your application status

After you’ve submitted the application and other required admission materials materials, you may check your application status.


Already been accepted as an undergraduate student?

You’re almost there! Follow the remaining steps below to become an official SHSU student. See detailed instructions for accepted students in the enrollment checklists.



Contact your academic advisor

Discuss your course plans with your advisor in order to register for classes. If you attend Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor.



Register for classes

Once you meet with your advisor, you will be able to register through My Sam based on the registration schedule. View the "How to Register" video.



Plan for tuition

Estimate your tuition. Explore scholarship opportunities. Apply for scholarships and financial aid. After you've registered for classes, apply your financial aid and/or pay your account balance on My Sam.