New Student Information
New Student Landing Page
Welcome! We're glad you decided to join the Honors College at Texas State University! As you prepare for the upcoming school year, we have curated a few essential resources that will help you connect with honors and identify resources to launch your academic career.
Follow each of the steps outlined below. Be aware that you may, at various points in this process, need your TXST student ID as well as access to your Bobcat email and calendar.
Step 1: Get Acquainted with Course Registration in Honors
During university-wide NSO, you will either meet with an academic advisor at PACE or an advisor in the college, school, or department of your intended major—depending on how many college credits you're bringing to TXST. These advisors will help you find courses that fit your academic and personal goals; but it is important to stay on track with requirements in the Honors College, too. Click the button below to view some quick pre-registration guidance.
Step 2: Browse the Honors Course Catalog
If you'd like to see a complete listing of all the courses available in the Honors College, then we encourage you to explore our searchable Honors Course Catalog. Use the filters and search box to explore by keyword or curriculum component. Just keep in mind that not all of the courses in our catalog are offered every semester. If you're curious to learn more about a specific course, make note of the information for later.
Step 3: Book a Preliminary Advising Meeting in Honors
We strongly encourage you to meet with an honors advisor—regardless of whether you have selected or already enrolled in Honors College courses this fall. Click the button below to book a 20-minute "Initial Advising" appointment with one of our staff or faculty. All appointments are conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams. Click here to learn more about Teams.
Note: You will need access to your TXST Bobcat email and calendar to book an appointment.
Step 4: Attend Summer Honors Events
As part of New Student Orientation, we will host several events during the summer to help incoming students learn more about what to expect as a member of the Honors College. From mixers to interactive help sessions, this is your chance to learn the ins-and-outs of being an Honors student at TXST. Explore more, and RSVP here. All events will be held online using Zoom.
Step 5: Review Honors Week Materials from June 2020!
In addition to New Student Orientation activities, the Honors College hosted a series of virtual events designed to help you connect with the Honors College. Click the button below to learn more about how Honors Week went!
Honors Week 2020 has concluded. For more events and opportunities to connect, go to Step 4.
Step 6: Find Housing
The on-campus Honors College community centers around Laurel Honors House—a living-learning community, with a faculty member in residence, that is based in Laurel Hall. As of mid-May, several spots remain available for both male and female residents. But you don't have to live in Laurel; there are many options for campus living. Explore your options here. Remember, wherever you live during your first year, you should plan to enroll in an Honors version of US 1100 (University Seminar).
Step 7: Get Connected!
One of the best ways to stay informed about activities, events, and announcements in the Honors College is to follow us on social media. Click the links below to keep in touch.