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

Tel : (512) 245 7966
Fax: (512) 245 8264
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May Graduates, now accepting OPT appts.

Must have all required documents signed before scheduling appointment. Please call the International Office at 512-245-7966 to schedule your appointment today.
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2015 Tax Workshops

Come join us for one of the below scheduled tax workshops to get help using Glacier Tax Prep software for nonresident aliens.
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & grants are available for international students! Make sure to review the due dates for scholarships and grants.
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Upcoming Programs & Events Date Time Location

San Antonio Rodeo Trip

Frid. February 20th




LBJ Bus Loop

Tax Workshops

Wed. March 11th

Frid. March 27th

Thur. April 2nd






Alkek Library 1st floor - Room 119



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Spring 2015 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!