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Next Steps

Congratulations on your acceptance to Texas State University and welcome to the Bobcat Family! You're about to become part of a proud tradition and a long line of successful students. Get started today on these next steps that will help you transition to life at Texas State.

If you are an admitted International Student, please review our
International Student checklist.

Required for Admission

Register for New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is your essential introduction to all things Bobcat and is required for all new students admitted to Texas State. You will meet your academic advisor, register for classes, learn about important student resources and get to know your way around campus. Plus, you'll meet other new Bobcats and your Orientation Leaders — current students who will connect you to all the right people and places. There are even family and guest sessions offered during most orientation programs.

There's a New Student Orientation session for every new Bobcat, so be sure to sign up!


When Can I Sign Up?

New Students

Admitted for Spring 2019 - Opens in mid-October

Admitted for Summer 2019 - Opens in February 2019

Admitted for Fall 2019 - Opens in February 2019


Are you a Transfer, Pathway, International, Returning (Readmit), Second Bachelor's Degree, Non-Degree Seeking or Visiting (Transient) Student? The NSO page will help you determine which session meets your needs.

Learn More about NSO

Required for Admission

Submit Your Housing Contract

The Bobcat residential experience puts you in the center of it all. Most freshmen are required to live on-campus. The Housing and Residential Life site has more information on housing requirements and exemptions.

As soon as you have received your acceptance letter, you will be able to submit the online housing contract. Once your contract is completed and you've made a pre-payment, you are placed into a group listed on the housing timeline. The sooner you submit the contract, the better chances you have for getting your top choice of hall.

Required for Admission

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. Students subject to the bacterial meningitis requirement will receive an email from Magnus Health SMR with instructions.


Please wait until the following dates to submit your document online:

For Fall Enrollments: March 25

For Spring Enrollments: August 15

For Summer Enrollments: November 1

Required for Admission

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.

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Explore Financial Aid & Scholarships

Your education is a major investment. We want to help you afford it. Scholarships, grants and loans can 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.


Financial Aid

To apply for federal, state and university aid, submit your FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.



Scholarship funds can be a great opportunity to boost your available college funding. Be sure to investigate your scholarship options and submit an application through the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS). Scholarship deadlines vary, so be sure to contact Financial Aid and Scholarships for more details.


Key Deadlines

August 1 - Scholarship application is available online

December 15 - Freshman Competitive Scholarship deadline

March 1 - Transfer and Continuing Scholarship Application deadlines. (Transfer students must also be admitted by this date to be eligible for consideration.)

Additional Steps for Admitted Students

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