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New Student Orientation (NSO)


If you've been admitted to Texas State, your next step is signing up for New Student Orientation. Through the NSO process, you'll learn more about Texas State's resources, meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

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New Student Orientation Sessions

Choose the category below that best describes you.


Freshman Gold

Freshman Gold students are current high school students who plan on attending Texas State the semester after high school graduation. They are also students who have already graduated from high school but have not taken any classes at a college or university.


Transfer Orientation, On-Campus

Required for students who have completed 1–15 transferable hours after high school graduation, and a preferred option for students who have completed 16–29 transferable hours after high school graduation.

Transfer students have earned transferable credit hours from a college or university and have been out of high school for at least one semester (not including summer). We look at the number of transferable credit hours that have been completed at the time of application.


Transfer Orientation, Online

Preferred option for students who have completed 30+ hours.

Transfer students have earned transferable credit hours from a college or university and have been out of high school for at least one semester (not including summer). We look at the number of transferable credit hours that have been completed at the time of application.


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NSO

Other Populations

You are a returning to Texas State student, receiving a second bachelor's degree, or a transient student only here for the summer session.


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Round Rock Campus

You are attending the Round Rock Campus.


Cat Camp

Cat Camp, Texas State's only pride and traditions camp, is an optional experience for incoming fall and spring students who want to dive in to their lives as a Bobcat. At Cat Camp, students will learn about the history and traditions of Texas State while getting to meet fellow incoming students. For more information, please visit the Cat Camp website. By itself, Cat Camp does not replace New Student Orientation or Bobcat Preview. Take a look at a brief video to obtain a preview of the Cat Camp experience.


Meningitis Vaccination

Texas state law (Senate Bill 62) requires that all students who will be under age 22 on their first day of class at a public, private or independent institution of higher education in Texas provide proof of immunization for bacterial meningitis. You will be notified by e-mail if you are required to provide this documentation and you will not be allowed to register for classes until this requirement is met. If you will be attending an on-campus orientation session, you should submit your documentation at least one week prior to your session date. Step-by-step instructions on how to upload your documents, information about exemptions and where to get the meningitis vaccination can be found on the Meningitis Vaccination Requirement website.


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