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Admitted International Students

Congratulations, you've been admitted! Follow these steps to help ease your transition to being a Bobcat. 

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 contracted with Magnus Health Technology, Inc. to collect and verify your medical documents. Learn more about meningitis immunization.

Step 2

Residential Life

You must apply and complete your application early to be assured on-campus accommodations. For more information and to learn if you are required to live on campus, visit the Housing & Residential Life website.

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.

Step 4


International students may apply for scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is a great resource to learn more about scholarships for international students, as well as for having other questions answered.

Step 5

New Student Orientation (NSO)

International students are required to attend a two-part orientation the week before classes start. The first part will be New Student Orientation, hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and will be an opportunity to meet your academic advisor and register for classes. The second part is hosted by the International Office and will allow you to learn about support services and campus resources. Please note that you must register for both sessions. If you have questions, please contact

Step 6

Texas Success Initiative Program

The Texas Success Initiative Program (TSIP) is a state-mandated assessment test. All new freshman must satisfy the TSIP requirements or be exempt from the requirements before attending New Student Orientation. If you have questions about this requirement, please visit the TSIP website.

Step 7

Health Insurance

All international students are required to have health insurance. Learn about specific requirements through the Student Health Center.

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 Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 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 an additional transcript that does. 

Additional Information

Review Your Evaluated Transcripts

If you submitted official transcripts of course work completed at other colleges of universities, you may view the evaluated transcripts on our Transfer Course Equivalency System. If you have any questions about how your credits were evaluated, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Parking Services

Whether you bring a vehicle to campus is your decision. If you do, know that parking is limited and your need to purchase a permit as soon as possible. Learn more about bringing a car to campus and parking availability from Parking ServicesWe also encourage you to explore the convenience of the Bobcat Shuttle system. 

More Resources

As an incoming international student, you will have many other questions. Utilize our additional resources to learn about everything from scholarships to the Student Recreation Center.