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Your Next Steps

Congratulations on your acceptance to Texas State University and welcome to the Bobcat Family!

Texas State’s history goes back to 1899  - you're about to become part of a proud tradition and a long line of successful students. You’ll find the experiences, resources and support here that will help you make your mark. Get started today on these next steps that will help you transition to being a Bobcat.

If you have submitted official college transcripts and want to see how your credits will transfer to Texas State, you may view your articulated course work in our Transfer Course Equivalency System.

Step 1

Explore Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarships, grants and loans help many Bobcats make higher education a reality. Get started as early as you can on financial aid and scholarship applications so you don't miss any opportunities. To be eligible for aid at Texas State, transfer students are required to cancel any financial aid accepted at their previous institution.


Step 2

New Student Orientation

Meet your academic advisor, register for classes and have some fun. You'll meet other new Bobcats and your Orientation Leaders - current students who will connect you to all the right people and places on campus. There's a New Student Orientation session for every new Bobcat, so sign up now!


Step 3

Choose Your New Home

Living on campus will put you in the center of it all. Most freshmen are required to live on-campus. Explore the various residence halls, or peruse off-campus housing resources if you aren't required to live on campus. Spaces fill up quickly - let us know your choices soon.

Step 4

Get Vaccinated

Texas law does not allow students to register for classes until proof of receiving a bacterial meningitis vaccination has been received. Texas State University contracts with Magnus Health Technology, Inc. to collect and verify your medical documentation or exemptions. Learn more about vaccination.

Step 5

Send Your Final Transcripts

Whether you're finishing high school or are attending classes at another university or community college, we'll need an official transcript showing your final grades. Once you've completed course work, submit an official copy of your transcript to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 429 N. Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, TX 78666.

Step 6

Check Your Texas Success Initiative Program (TSIP) Status

You'll need to have an SAT, ACT, TAKS or STAAR score high enough to exempt you from further testing and developmental education classes. Check your TSIP compliance status now. Questions? Contact the TSIP office at 512.245.3942 or

Step 7

Review Your Evaluated Transcripts

If you submitted official transcripts of course work completed at other colleges or universities, you view the results of the evaluation in our Transfer Course Equivalency System.

Additional Information

Check Your Residency Status

If you are interested in whether or not you are classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes, you will need to check your residency status. You can do this by logging into Self-Service Banner, then selecting the Student tab, "Student Records," "View Student Information" and selecting the upcoming term from the drop-down list. If you have concerns of need additional information, see Residency & Cost of Attendance or contact

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions regarding steps to take after being admitted, look at the Frequently Asked Questions or contact