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Other Admissions Types NSO

If you are a former student returning to Texas State, pursuing a second bachelor's degree, not seeking a degree at Texas State or a visiting (transient) student only here for the summer, we have a special orientation experience just for you.

NSO Sign Up

Whether this is your first time on campus, or you have been a Texas State student before, we want to make sure that you are well equipped with knowledge about the different resources Texas State has to offer.

Your New Student Orientation will be comprised of a series of web pages followed by a brief quiz to assess your readiness. Upon successful completion, you will be directed to schedule an appointment for academic advising, which will conclude with course registration. Advising appointments may only be scheduled after your orientation hold is removed, which can take up to 3 business days after your Online Orientation is submitted.

In order to satisfy your orientation requirement, it is important that you sign up and complete the necessary steps within the required timeline. You should complete NSO and academic advising as soon as possible to ensure course registration, financial aid awards and an overall smooth transition to Texas State.

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  • If you have been admitted to Texas State for Spring 2020, you will receive an email with instructions on how access the NSO registration portal, including your unique login credentials. If you have any problems accessing the registration portal, please email our admissions staff or call 512.245.2364.

    Spring 2020 Online NSO Dates

    Registration for online orientation is open until Jan. 22, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Central). The online orientation quiz must be completed by Jan. 23, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Central). 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.

    Online NSO

    Fee = $60 (Nonrefundable)

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

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

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

Questions about NSO?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for answers!