Steps After Being Admitted
Congratulations on your acceptance to Texas State University! Review the additional steps below after receiving your I-20.
STEP 3: PAY SEVIS FEE
Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee to activate your I-20/SEVIS record. Save a copy of your I-901 SEVIS fee receipt for your visa appointment and records.
STEP 1 :REQUEST YOUR I-20
Go to this webpage to request your I-20. Read and submit the required document.
STEP 4: COMPLETE DS-160
Complete the DS-160 (Online Visa Application) to schedule a visa appointment. Do not forget to check Appointment Wait Times and Application Fees.
STEP 2: SHIP MY I-20
Once your I-20 is created we will ship you the I-20. Request your shipping label here. Please select the IO as the shipping department.
STEP 5: VISA APPOINTMENT
Schedule your visa appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate Locate a U.S. Embassy/Consulate location in your country and apply for an F-1 visa.
Important information concerning your requirements and success at Texas State
Activate Your TXST Net ID
Activate your Texas State Net ID to access, Email, CATSWEB, & TRACS.
These important services are required for your success at Texas State.
TEXAS STATE MOBILE APP
Texas State goes with you everywhere with TXST Mobile, the official Texas State University app.
Pre-Arrival Information Packet
On or Off Campus Housing
From on campus housing (dorms) to off campus housing (apartments) we have resources available to make your transition to TXST comfortable.
WELCOME TO TEXAS STATE
Welcome International Students Presentation
Joining an international student organization is a great way to stay in touch with your culture and to put on events that introduce your fellows.
Health Insurance Policy
All international students on non-immigrant visas are required by university policy to have health insurance coverage while at Texas State.
MAINTAIN YOUR VISA STATUS
Maintaining your F-1 Visa Status Presentation
Academic Success Workshops for International Graduate Students
The Graduate College and the International Office will host a two-part workshop geared specifically towards international graduate students. Part I will provide information regarding the academic etiquette within the framework of the U.S. higher education system and will address faculty expectations in a panel featuring members of the Texas State faculty. Part II will explore cultural adjustment with a student panel of current students.
For more information, click here.
Watch our ZOOM Pre-Arrival Videos before attending a check in on TRACS.
Login here: https://tracs.txstate.edu/portal/login
1. Click on "membership", click on "Joinable Sites", search for "International Office" in the search bar, and click "join"
2. Once you have added the International Office TRACS site, click on "resources" and "Pre Arrival Information for New Students"