New, Prospective, or Returning Students
NOTE: If you previously attended Texas State but sat out for at least one long semester (fall or spring), you'll be required to re-apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
See below to learn about your next steps.
If you still have questions, you can
call us at 512.245.3050.
Explore Texas State
To find out all that Texas State has to offer and to visit with College of Education Advisors and faculty, consider registering for one of four annual Bobcat Days through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Specifically for transfer students, you can get a tour of campus, learn about admission requirements, and have the opportunity to meet with an Admissions Counselor at a Transfer Information Session.
You can start learning about our degree programs by visiting the Majors and Degree Programs page of our website and clicking on the specific degree programs that interest you.
If you plan to transfer credits to Texas State from another institution, you can use Texas State's Transfer Planning Guides or the Transfer Course Equivalency System to determine how your previously earned credits will be evaluated upon admission and to guide your future course selections. Be mindful of the specific GPA and/or course grade requirements in your program.
Part of the University's Admissions process includes formal evaluation of your prior transcripts. That process must be completed before you'll be able to take your next steps.
Once admitted to Texas State, you'll be invited by Admissions to register for New Student Orientation. Transfer students can complete their orientation experience online or by attending a group orientation experience offered on select dates on campus. New Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students.
Meet with an Advisor
Your New Student Orientation experience, whether traditional or online, will conclude with the requirement that you attend an in-person academic advising appointment on campus. During that appointment, you'll have the opportunity to officially declare a major as well as review program requirements, consider pending transfer coursework, and ultimately discuss course options for your first semester at Texas State.
Register for Classes
Students that have completed the New Student Orientation requirement and met with their Advisor are given access to register for classes. For help following your advising appointment see our Post NSO website.