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Admitted International Students

Your Next Steps

Congratulations, you've been admitted! Follow these steps to make sure you're ready in time to start your future!

Step 1

Meningitis Immunization

As a new Bobcat, you are required by Texas law to provide proof of immunization against bacterial meningitis or an affidavit of exemption.
To assist you in complying with the law, Texas State has hired Magnus Health Technology, Inc. to collect and verify your medical documentation. To learn more about this process go to the Student Health Center website.

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Step 2

Residential Life

You must apply and complete your application early to be assured on-campus accommodations. For more information visit the University Housing website (Res Life) or view the University's Housing Policy.

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Step 3

Student Visa Holders

Student Visa holders transferring to Texas State from another U.S. institution must complete an SEVIS Record Transfer Form. Submit the completed form to Texas State's International Office at: international@txstate.edu

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Step 4


International Students may apply for scholarships. To learn more about these scholarships visit www.finaid.txstate.edu/scholarships/international.

For additional questions, go to the Financial Aid Answer Bank.

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Step 5

New Student Orientation (NSO)

NSO is a mandatory program for all students. Transfer orientation is a one-day program. Gold (Freshman) NSO is a two-day, overnight program. Attendance is mandatory for all new students. While at orientation, you will meet your academic advisor and register for your classes.

International New Student Orientation features one-day sessions for students, prior to the beginning of classes.  If you would like information on late NSO dates, please fill out this form.

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Step 6

Texas Success Initiative Program

The Texas Success Initiative Program (TSIP) is a state-mandated assessment test. All new freshmen must satisfy the TSIP requirements or be exempt from the requirements before attending orientation. For further information, click the "Important Details" button below. If you have questions about this requirement, please visit the TSIP website or the TSIP Program office or call 512.245.3941.

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Step 7

Health Insurance

All international students are required to have health insurance. Click here for specific requirements.

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Step 8

PAWS Preview

This is the second half of orientation for freshmen. PAWS Preview is a required event designed to help freshmen become better acquainted with campus and enable them to meet fellow freshmen Bobcats!

For more information, visit the PAWS Preview website, call 512.245.8295 or email pawspreview@txstate.edu

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Step 9

Final High School and College Transcripts

After your high school graduation or at the end of your last academic semester at another college, it is important that your final transcript be sent to the admissions office. If the transcript you sent does not show your final grades (and reflect your high school graduation, if it is a high school transcript), you need to send a follow up transcript that does.

For more information, email admissions@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2364.

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Additional Information

Info 1

Parking Services

Whether or not you bring a vehicle to campus is up to you. If you do, know that parking is limited and you need to apply for a permit quickly.


Whether or not you bring a vehicle, we encourage you to explore the convenience of the Bobcat Tram system. If you DO decide to bring a vehicle here are some things you need to know:

  • You will be able to register for a parking permit during orientation.
  • There are three different on-campus parking zones for students: (1) Green, for hall residents; (2) Purple, for off-campus residents; and (3) Silver, for campus apartment residents. You will be assigned a zone based on your living situation.
  • Hall residents may apply for a parking permit online at Parking Services as soon as a hall housing code is available.
  • Order permits well in advance of arriving on-campus to allow time for them to be mailed.
  • Permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Parking Services phone number is 512.245.2887.

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More Resources

As an incoming international student, you will have many other questions. This Resources link provides you with a list of resources on everything from scholarships to the Student Recreation Center.


* If you are on a student visa (F-1), you may be required to complete the new SEVIS fee requirements. For everything you need to know about entering Texas State as an international student, please visit the International Office online.