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International NSO

At Texas State, we are excited to welcome over 9,000 new Bobcats each year at New Student Orientation (NSO). We encourage you to register for an NSO session as early as possible, since seats fill up quickly.

NSO Sign Up

Welcome to Texas State! Your New Student Orientation experience will provide you with knowledge about the different programs, policies and services Texas State offers to help you reach your educational goals. For more information about International Student services, your next steps and campus life, visit the International Office website.

Freshman NSO

New students who have not completed any college course work since graduation high school (not including summer) are required to attend on-campus orientation.

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  • Fall 2019 On-Campus NSO Dates

    August 19, 2019

    International On-Campus NSO

    Fee = $90

    International students attending an on-campus NSO program can expect a nonrefundable charge of $30 payable at the time of sign-up and $60 added to the student's tuition bill.

    Sign Up for NSO

  • Spring 2020 NSO sign-up will begin in October 2019.

  • Summer 2020 NSO sign-up will begin in February 2020.

  • Fall 2020 NSO sign-up will begin in February 2020.

Transfer NSO

Transfer Orientation is for incoming students who have completed transferable course work at another 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 to Texas State.

Students who have completed 1-11 transferable hours after high school graduation are required to attend an on-campus orientation session. Transfer students with 12 or more transferable hours completed since high school are permitted to complete orientation online. While most students choose the online option, you may choose to attend an on-campus orientation session, if you prefer. Students who complete the online orientation are also required to schedule an on-campus appointment with their respective academic advisor.

  • Fall 2019 On-Campus NSO Dates

    August 19, 2019

    International On-Campus NSO

    Fee = $90

    International transfer students attending a Fall NSO program can expect a nonrefundable charge of $30 payable at the time of sign-up and $60 added to the student's tuition bill.

     


     

    Fall 2019 Online NSO Dates

    Registration for online orientation is open until Aug. 13, 2019. The online orientation quiz will close on Aug. 14, 2019, at 5 p.m.
    (Students who do not complete online orientation by the deadline will be required to attend an on-campus session.)

    Academic Advising must be scheduled and completed AFTER online orientation is completed and your Orientation Hold is removed. Please allow up to 3 business days for processing and hold removal.

    International Online NSO

    Fee = $60 (Nonrefundable)

    Transfer students completing orientation online should expect a charge of $60 added to their tuition bill.

    Sign Up for NSO

  • Spring 2020 NSO sign-up will begin in October 2019.

  • Summer 2020 NSO sign-up will begin in February 2020.

  • Fall 2020 NSO sign-up will begin in February 2020.

Expectations & Schedules

Find out what needs to be completed prior to attending NSO, what to bring to your orientation session or download a tentative schedule.