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Thornton International House
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666

Tel : (512) 245 7966
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International Office

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New International Student Orientation

Register for International Student Orientation August 22, 2014 from 9:00am - 4:00 pm located at the LBJ Teaching Theater.
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Fall International Welcome Social

Please help us greet our new international students to Texas State.
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Fall 2014 Registration Reminder: All F-1 Students MUST enroll in a full course load

F1 International students must submit a Reduced Course Load Form if enrolling for less than full time for a Fall or Spring semester due to graduation or academic reasons.  Even if the CatsWeb system allows you to register for less than full time, if you were not approved to take less than a full course load by the International Office, you must complete a Reduced Course Load form and have it filled out by an Academic Advisor or you will endanger your F1 status.   Even with a Reduced Course Load Form completed, you must stay at or above half-time so for a Graduate student, you must stay enrolled in at least 5 hours and if an Undergraduate student you must stay enrolled in at least 6 hours even with an Academic Reduced Course Load Form unless you are in your final semester or completing a thesis/dissertation.


Undergraduate: regular undergraduate and bridge students must complete 12 hours each spring and fall semesters.   

Graduate: regular graduate, special/conditional, and graduate bridge students must complete 9 hours each spring and fall semester. 


You cannot drop a class that will result in a less than full time course load (less than 12 credit hours for undergraduates and 9 credit hours for graduates).  If you need to drop a class or withdraw from the University please visit an International Student Advisor.

You need to update your address in Catsweb AND the International Office Update Portal

Updating your address for Immigration purposes: Per immigration, you must keep the International Office up to date with your local address information. Any time you move, make sure to update your information by clicking the link to the left that says " Update Address/Ph/Email Online, log in with your Net ID and submit your new address.

Updating your address for Texas State's mailing purposes: Remember though that this process only updates the International Office's records & you still must update the university system through Catsweb. Log in to Catweb & make sure your address is listed correctly to ensure you get all mail sent to the right addres, including your Health Insurance Card!

Upcoming Programs & Events Date Time Location

 International Orientation

(for new students)

 Friday, August 22nd  9 AM - 4 PM Teaching Theatre, 4th Floor, LBJ Student Center

International Student Association Picnic/BBQ for current international students & rafting trip for new international students

Friday, August 22nd TBD

Sewell Park

Fall Welcome Social for New International Students  Friday, September 5th  2-5PM  LBJ Ballroom