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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?

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.

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

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 select this option will complete the online orientation module and then schedule an on-campus appointment with their respective academic advisor.

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  • Summer 2019 On-Campus NSO Dates

    May 29, 2019 (June and/or July Classes)
    June 28, 2019 (July Classes)

    On-Campus NSO Fee = $90 (nonrefundable)

    Transfer 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.

    You may qualify for a NSO fee waiver if you have an approved admissions fee waiver on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For more information on fee waivers, please visit our Fee Waiver webpage.


    Summer 2019 Online NSO Dates

    For June classes: Registration for online orientation is open until May 21, 2019. The online orientation quiz will close on May 22, 2019, at 5 p.m.
    For July classes: Registration for online orientation is open until June 25, 2019. The online orientation quiz will close on June 26, 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.

    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
  • Fall 2019 On-Campus NSO Dates

    June 14, 2019

    July 12, 2019

    June 28, 2019

    July 19, 2019

    On-Campus NSO Fee = $90

    Transfer 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.

    You may qualify for a NSO fee waiver if you have an approved admissions fee waiver on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For more information on fee waivers, please visit our Fee Waiver webpage.


    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.

    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.

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.