International NSO

At Texas State, we are excited to welcome nearly 12,000 new Bobcats each year at New Student Orientation (NSO)!

Welcome to Texas State!

Your New Student Orientation experience will provide you with knowledge about the different programs, policies, and services Texas State offers to help you reach your educational goals. In addition to participating in NSO, international students are also encouraged to visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) website for important information about international student resources, obtaining an F-1 Visa, and next steps for international students.


Freshman Orientation sessions are for students who 1) are graduating from high school and will start at Texas State the semester after graduation, or 2) have graduated from high school and have not taken any college level courses.


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).