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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, click here.

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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

F-1/J-1 Student Visas

Current Student Visa holders and first-time applicants must complete their immigration actions to transfer their SEVIS record or get their first I-20 and visa.

For more information, contact Texas State's International Student Services office.

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Step 4


International Students may apply for scholarships. To learn more about these scholarships, click here.

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

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, e-mail admissions@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2364.

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Additional Information

Info 1

Review your Evaluated Transcripts

If you submitted official transcripts of coursework completed at other colleges or universities, you may view the results of the evaluation of your transcripts on our Transfer Course Equivalency System. If you have any questions about how your credits were evaluated, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@txstate.edu or 512.245.2364.

If you have any questions about how your credits were evaluated, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 512.245.2364 or admissions@txstate.edu.

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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.