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Transfer 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

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.

What types of NSO are available?

Online Orientation and On-Campus Advising (12+ Transferable Hours)

Transfer students with 12 or more transferable hours completed since graduating from high school are permitted to complete orientation online. Online orientation consists of an on-demand series of learning modules and a required quiz. Students who select this option will complete the online orientation module and then schedule an on-campus appointment with their respective academic advisor.

While most students choose the online option, you may choose to attend an on-campus orientation session, if you prefer.

On-Campus (1-11 Transferable Hours)

Students who have completed 1-11 transferable hours after high school graduation are required to attend an on-campus orientation session.

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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

    Registration for online orientation is open until December 5, 2019, at 5 p.m. (Central). The online orientation quiz must be completed by Dec. 6, 2019, 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.

    Fee = $60 (Nonrefundable)

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


    Spring 2020 On-Campus NSO

    Dates: January 14, 2020 or January 15, 2020 (one-day session)

    Fee = $60 (Nonrefundable)
    Students attending an on-campus NSO program can expect a charge of $60 added to the student's tuition bill.

  • 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.