Next Steps

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


There are a few steps you must take to officially start your journey as a Texas State student.

International Students

Are you an admitted International Student? Review our International Student checklist.

Next Steps

Complete these four items to confirm your enrollment

Required for Admission

Register for New Student Orientation

Orientation is where your student life begins at Texas State. You will discuss your goals and interests with advisors and register for classes. And you’ll find out more about student life, key resources for students, and opportunities to connect with other students and get your questions answered by our wonderful orientation leaders.

When Can I Sign Up?

Admitted for Summer or Fall: sign up opens in February
Admitted for Spring: sign up opens in October

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.

Required for Admission

Submit Your Housing Contract

Living on campus is required for most freshmen and puts you at the heart of everything. 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 meningitis vaccine

Texas law (Texas Education Code §51.9192) 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.

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

Scholarships, grants and loans help many Bobcats make higher education a reality. Start on your financial aid and scholarship applications early 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 Dates

August 1 - Scholarship application is available online
December 15 - Freshman Competitive Scholarship deadline
March 1 - Transfer and Continuing Scholarship Application deadlines.
(Students must also be admitted by their respective deadline to be eligible for consideration.)

Additional Steps for Admitted Students

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  • The Texas Success Initiative Program (TSIP) is a state-legislated program to improve student success in college. All students, except those who are TSI-Exempt, should take an initial assessment test before their first semester in college at a Texas public institution of higher education. You'll need to have an SAT, ACT, TAKS or STAAR score high enough to exempt you from further testing and developmental education classes.

    Get started with TSI.

    Questions? Contact the TSIP office at 512.245.3942 or

  • Whether or not you qualify as a Texas Resident for tuition purposes will determine the rate you are charged for tuition (in-state or out-of-state). If you are interested in whether or not you are classified as an in-state student, you will need to check your residency status by logging into Self-Service Banner. The student is responsible for ensuring residency information is accurate and any corrections are made to their classification before the census date (normally the 12th day of classes for the spring and fall semesters and the 4th day for summer terms).

    If you have concerns or need additional information, see Residency & Cost of Attendance or contact

  • 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.

    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.

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

  • Your NetID, along with your password, allows you to log into Texas State online services. You received a NetID when you applied to Texas State.

    Need help activating your NetID? The IT Assistance Center (ITAC) is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week by LiveChat session, by calling 512.245.ITAC (4822) or by emailing