Registration Instructions

Registration Instructions contain CatsWeb registration instructions, dates, fee schedules, instructions on dropping a class or withdrawing, refund schedules, and other information that will be needed throughout the semester. This information, along with the most current class offerings, is available at

Academic Advising

Texas State encourages all students to seek academic advising before each registration and at other times when academic questions arise. In some departments, schools, or colleges and for some students, this advising may be mandatory. Students who are undecided about their major are advised through the University College, others through their major department or school and/or in the appropriate college advising center. Advisors help students understand academic requirements and plan schedules to meet those requirements as well as address the choice of majors and career preparation issues.

Undergraduate Student Classification

Classification is based on cumulative hours passed, not counting hours currently enrolled.

Classification                                                           Number of Hours

Freshman 0-29 hours
Sophomore 30-59 hours
Junior 60-89 hours
Senior 90+ hours

Course Numbers

Courses listed in this catalog and in the Schedule of Classes follow a four-digit numbering system. The first digit indicates the level of the course: 1–freshman, 2–sophomore, 3–junior, 4–senior, 5– and 6–master’s, 7–doctoral. The second digit indicates the number of semester credit hours the course carries. The last two digits usually indicate the location of the course in the department/school’s curriculum. A letter (A, B, C, etc.) attached to a course number usually indicates a topics course. The numbers in parentheses following a course title indicate the clock hours per week spent in lecture and in laboratory, respectively.