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Admission to Texas State University

  1. To attend Texas State you must first apply! Submit your application through ApplyTexas by the application deadline.
    Note: Once your transfer application is complete (including all necessary documents, test scores, transcripts and fees) it will take 4-6 weeks for an admission decision to be reached.
  2. To view your application status, you will need to activate your NetID. Next, you will login to the Self-Service portal > Student > Admission Status. 
  3. Once admitted, you will find your next steps in the Self-Service portal.

Paying for your education

We suggest submitting the FAFSA early, by the priority deadline. The office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers financial assistance and information to students regarding federal and state aid, scholarships, and loans.

Students can search the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS) for scholarships offered through Texas State. Consider searching with key words like "education," "transfer," and "first generation," to narrow down your results. 

Once on campus, you can learn how to manage your financial resources effectively and develop financial wellness with programs such as CAFECareer Services can assists Bobcats in finding employment on and off campus, resume building, career exploration, and more!

Transportation on and off campus

If you commute to campus, you will likely need to purchase a commuter parking pass through Parking Services. Parking permits are only sold online.

The Bobcat Shuttle provides transportation to campus and surrounding areas for Texas State students. Students who live in San Marcos can utilize the Bobcat Shuttle to get to and from campus.

Texas State students can use this city bus, CARTS, for free. Explore bus routes on the San Marcos website

Utilize the campus map, online or in the Texas State app, to navigate your way around campus. 

Academic support services

Did you know you pay for tutoring in your student fees? Utilize the Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) walk-in tutoring lab, Supplemental Instruction, Veteran Academic Success Center, and online resources. The Writing Center yields specialized tutoring and workshops to help you develop your writing skills, offered both in person and online. 

Join club Alkek! The Alkek Library provides books, databases, electronic resources, and workshops to support your educational career. Take advantage of study room reservations, the YouStar Studio, and therapy dogs during finals week. 

Academic Advisors can help you plan your academic career through advising and discuss the transfer process - it is important to get advised early! Find your Advising Center.

Get involved

Student Involvement is committed to enriching Bobcats through service, student organizations, and activities. It is important to get involved on campus. There are over 400 registered student organizations at Texas State, with types ranging from academic and honors to multicultural and special interests. There are several organizations specifically for pre-service teachers.

Find a mentor at Texas State! Bobcat Bond gives opportunities for second-year and beyond students to learn from an on-campus mentor. 

Explore additional support services below!

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  • Project Maestros offers transfer support services for pre-service teachers, hosts professional development opportunities, and provides future educator support services. 

  • Academic Coaching is an action-oriented approach to enable students to be self-advocates for their education.

  • The Attorney for Students offers free legal counseling services to all currently enrolled students.

    LBJ Student Center 5-1.5 | 512.245.2370

  • Learn how to repair and ride your bike at the Bike Cave! The Cave sells used bicycles and parts and accessories.

    207 Pleasant St | 512.245.4567

  • Bobcat Bounty is the first student-run, on-campus food pantry at Texas State University. Bobcat Bounty's goal is to decrease food insecurity by providing healthy food to the students, faculty, and administration at Texas State University.

    FCS 187 | Thursdays 5-7 p.m. | 512.245.2155

  • The University Bookstore sells textbooks, electronics, class material, clothing, and accessories. 

    LBJ Student Center | 512.245.2273

  • The CLC is compromised of two student support centers - the Computer Center and the STEM Tutoring Center. The CLC is open to all students in the College of Science and Engineering. 

    Ingram Hall 3202  | 512.245.1674

  • The Counseling Center provides different types of counseling and workshops about coping with stress and other mental health topics at no additional cost to students. 

    LBJSC 5-4.1 | 512.245.2208 

  • The Dean of Students acts as a liaison between college administrators and student organizations. Their office assists students in non-academic related issues.

    LBJ Student Center 5-9.1 | 512.245.2124

  • Find housing options both on and off campus.

    515 N. Comanche | 512.245.4663

  • ITAC can troubleshoot technology-related issues.

    Math Computer Science 2nd Floor | 512.245.4822

  • Math Cats (Computer and Tutoring Services) provides drop-in math tutoring in a personalized atmosphere.

    Derrick Hall 238 | 512.245.2074

  • ODS coordinates academic accommodations and support services. You can find more information on how to register with ODS on their website.

    LBJ Student Center 5-5.1 | 512.245.3451

  • Student Business Services is responsible for billing and receipting student payments for tuition and fees, room and board, and other related semester charges. SBS also disburses payroll and financial aid checks.

    Review an estimated cost of tuition and fees.

  • The on campus Student Health Center offers primary, women's, and psychiatric healthcare service to students. Review costs and accepted insurances on their website.

    298 Student Center Drive | 512.245.2161

  • Assists eligible first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Participants benefit from activities designed to improve academic performance and enhance the college experience, ultimately leading up to graduation. Find out more here.

    Sterry 127 | 512.245.2275

  • The Texas State Child Development Center provides an opportunity for on-campus childcare. Review cost of tuition and fees.

    Join Students Who Are Parents and meet other Bobcat parents and get connected with relevant resources.

    Texas State provides rooms for nursing mother on the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses. Review locations on the campus map.

  • If you plan to take courses at another institution and transfer to Texas State to complete your degree, it is important that you know what courses your degree program will accept as transfer credit. We encourage you to utilize a Transfer Planning Guide (TPG) to determine a transfer plan for your intended degree.

  • The office of Veterans Affairs assists veterans and dependents with educational benefits, certifying enrollment, processing the Hazlewood benefits, and academic progress as required.

    J.C. Kellam 105 | 512.245.2641

  • Plan your semester schedule with an estimate of walking times between buildings.