Gather proof of prior college credit (AP/IB/CLEP/Dual Credit/Community College Credit). Proof can include unofficial transcripts and/or AP/IB/CLEP scores. Please bring these documents with you to your advising appointment during New Student Orientation.
No, but we highly encourage you to come in at any time for assistance. However, if you are an Engineering major, you are required to meet with an academic advisor because you receive an advising hold every semester. Meeting with an advisor is the only way to have your advising hold removed if you are an Engineering major.
If you are a new Texas State student you will meet with an advisor during New Student Orientation (NSO). During the fall and spring semesters you can meet with an advisor anytime we are accepting appointments, which covers most of the semester. Our appointments tend to fill quickly during peak registration times, so we advise that students contact us to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
If you come in to Texas State as a PACE student, you will see PACE advisors through your entire first year in college. After grades post for your second semester at Texas State, you will be expected to see advisors within your major's college.
To cancel, you must notify the advising center either by phone or in person at least 30 minutes prior to the appointment. Otherwise, you will be considered a "no-show." After three (3) no-shows, you forfeit the right to schedule appointments for the semester. To regain appointment scheduling privileges, you must complete and earn 100% on the PACE Advising Multiple No-Show Learning Module.
We do have an on-call advisor available most days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however they are meant to answer quick questions or concerns. They are also able to provide the Undergraduate Change of Curriculum Request form if you wish to change your major.
We recommend scheduling an appointment with a PACE career counselor to explore different majors and career options. You can meet with a PACE academic advisor if you have questions about different majors' requirements and availability of a certain major.
You can schedule an advising appointment to discuss your new major and fill out an Undergraduate Change of Curriculum Request. You can also drop by our front desk at UAC 122 and ask to see the on-call advisor to fill out the Undergraduate Change of Curriculum Request form. If you drop in and see the on-call advisor, we recommend you make an advising appointment to discuss any questions you may have about your new major.
Log into Self Service and select the "Student" tab or click the "Student" link under the Main Menu section. On the "Student" tab, click the "Registration" link and then click "Registration Status" under the Registration Menu. You will see your time tickets along with any warnings about holds that may keep you from registering.
Courses may have a waitlist available for you to register; however, not all courses will have a waitlist. See the Waitlisting handout for guidance on determining if a course has a waitlist and instructions on getting on a waitlist for a course. For courses that do not have a waitlist, you can wait to see if a seat becomes available; contact the department for additional assistance and meet with a PACE Academic Advisor to discuss alternate courses to register for.
A Degree Audit lists all of the requirements for your degree, including (but not limited to):
Minimum number of hours required
Writing intensive hours required
Minor requirements (if you have a minor)
The Degree Audit will note whether a requirement has been satisfied, or if it is in progress. Students are encouraged to use their Degree Audit report as a guide when planning their progress toward completion of their degree. A Degree Audit is not an academic transcript and it is not official notification of completion of degree or certificate requirements.
Click here for a video tutorial on using Degree Audit and its different functions.
Ask an Advisor is an email service designed for quick general questions and requests for information. Quick general questions and requests include:
Clarifying an academic policy and/or procedure
Locating information about campus resources
Relaying general comments or concerns
Ask an Advisor is not a substitute for an academic advising appointment. Advising / probation holds cannot be removed through this service. An advising appointment cannot be scheduled through this service.
You can use the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide to find out what courses from other institutions transfer and also find equivalents of Texas State courses at other institutions. Be sure to submit an official transcript from any institution that you take courses at in order to receive credit at Texas State. For assistance in using the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide, feel free to contact our office or ask about it during an advising appointment.