Applying to a College in Texas? Here’s What You Need to Know About ApplyTexas

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What is ApplyTexas?

As a student or parent beginning the college application process, you may have heard of ApplyTexas. But what is ApplyTexas, and how does it work? ApplyTexas is a centralized college application platform that allows students to apply to multiple colleges and universities in Texas through a single online application. In this blog post, we’ll provide a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about ApplyTexas.

Brief History of ApplyTexas

ApplyTexas was launched in 2003 as an initiative by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to simplify the college application process for students. The platform was created as a collaborative effort between several public universities in Texas, with the aim of making it easier for students to apply to multiple schools with one application.

List of Schools that Utilize ApplyTexas

Today, ApplyTexas is used by over 50 public and private colleges and universities in Texas. Some of the most well-known schools that utilize ApplyTexas include the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Houston. However, there are many other schools that utilize the platform, including smaller regional universities and community colleges. Here is a full list of all the schools that use ApplyTexas:

Abilene Christian University

Angelo State University

Austin College

Baylor University

Concordia University

Dallas Baptist University

Hardin-Simmons University

Houston Baptist University

Huston-Tillotson University

Lamar University

LeTourneau University

McMurry University

Midwestern State University

Our Lady of the Lake University

Prairie View A&M University

Sam Houston State University

Schreiner University

Southern Methodist University

Southwestern University

St. Edward’s University

St. Mary’s University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Sul Ross State University

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M University (at College Station, Laredo, San Antonio, Galveston, Central Texas, Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Texarkana)

Texas Christian University

Texas Lutheran University

Texas Southern University

Texas State University

Texas Tech University

Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Women’s University

Trinity University

University of the Incarnate Word

University of Dallas

University of Houston

University of North Texas

University of St. Thomas

University of Texas (at Austin, Dallas, El Paso, San Antonio, Tyler, Rio Grande Valley, Permian Basin)

West Texas A&M University

If you’re putting together your list of target schools, check out our post 5 Tips For Picking The Right Fit College

Overview of the Application Process

The ApplyTexas application process is straightforward and user-friendly. Students can create an account on the ApplyTexas website and complete a single application that can be used to apply to multiple schools. The application includes sections for personal information, academic history, extracurricular activities, and essays. Students can also request letters of recommendation and submit their SAT or ACT scores through the platform.

After submitting their application, students can track the status of their application and receive notifications from each of the schools to which they applied. Some schools may also require additional materials, such as transcripts or test scores, which can be submitted through the ApplyTexas platform.

For more information on applications, read our Guide to College Applications.


In conclusion, ApplyTexas is a valuable resource for students and parents beginning the college application process in Texas. With over 50 participating schools, a streamlined application process, and the ability to track application status, ApplyTexas makes it easier than ever to apply to multiple colleges and universities in the Lone Star State.

To apply to a school using ApplyTexas, visit their website here: https://www.applytexas.org/

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