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Orientation Advising Information

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  • How to get orientation advising

    • In addition to the general Texas State University orientation, you will correspond with an academic advisors to discuss your specific degree plan.

      1. Complete the Remote (Online) Orientation Advising for COSE Students form.
      • The form will ask you to submit information about any courses you recently completed or are currently enrolled in off-campus. This information will help the advisor more accurately advise you and provide course recommendations.
      1. An advisor will respond to you via email. The response will include a confirmation of your degree plan, general information about your specific degree, course recommendations, and any additional information the advisor feels is important. Most students will have their orientation advising hold removed once an advisor responds to their form submission. If you have no other holds, you will be able to access the registration system.
      2. Students will register for courses themselves (advisors do not register for students). If you have further questions or trouble understanding how to use the registration system, you can request to meet with an advisor via Zoom. Please call 512-245-1315 to schedule your Zoom appointment.
      3. Many student services are accessed via your Texas State NetID. To activate, visit your Online Toolkit. Then, follow the instructions on the IT Assistance Center site.

      If technology or other issues affect your ability to participate in a Zoom appointment, please contact our office at 512-245-1315 to arrange other accommodations.

    • In addition to the general Texas State University orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor to discuss your specific degree plan.

      • If you have fewer than 15 hours of college credit (or less than 30 hours of complete/pending college credit), please contact the PACE Advising Center for orientation advising.
      • If you have 15+ hours of college credit (or 30+ hours of complete/pending college credit), you will be able to meet with an advisor from the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) Academic Advising Center. 

       

      To meet with a COSE Advisor, please follow the instructions below:

      1. Students and advisors will meet via Zoom. Please call 512-245-1315 to schedule your Zoom appointment.
      2. Prior to your appointment, compile a list of any incoming college credit you may have. Possible college credit you need to report to your academic advisor:
      • Advanced Placement (AP)
      • Dual Credit
      • International Baccalaureate (IB)
      • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
      • Military
      • Planned summer 2020 coursework
      1. Ensure you have activated your Texas State NetID prior to your appointment, as Zoom settings require that you join the meeting with a Texas State account. To activate, visit your Online Toolkit. Then, follow the instructions on the IT Assistance Center site.
      2. About 5 minutes before your appointment is set to begin, you will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting. The message will be sent to your Texas State email.

      If technology or other issues affect your ability to participate in a Zoom appointment, please contact our office at 512-245-1315 to arrange other accommodations.

  • How can I get information about my degree before my meeting?