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Access Periods/Time Tickets



Classifications are based on the number of overall earned hours. Overall earned hours calculation includes hours earned at Texas State including courses with grades of CR (i.e. CLEP, AP, departmental exams) and hours earned at other Colleges or Universities. In-progress courses are not considered in determining your classification.

Freshman: 0-29 hours
Sophomore: 30-59 hours
Junior: 60-89 hours
Senior: 90 + hours
Graduate/Post-Graduate: these students have completed an undergraduate degree


Time Ticket Assignments

Summer and Fall 2019 time tickets are assigned based off of your classification and overall earned hours as of March 4th, 2019. Time Tickets are not adjusted based on any changes to your classification or overall earned hours that occur after this date.


Registration Schedule


Day 1 - Special Populations

Registration Time Priority Group
7:00 AM Students with Disabilities
8:00 AM Honors Graduates and Graduates with a GPA equal to or above a 3.8
9:00 AM Honors Seniors and Seniors with a GPA equal to or above a 3.8
10:00 AM Honors Juniors and Juniors with a GPA equal to or above a 3.8
11:00 AM Honors Freshmen/Sophomores and Freshmen/Sophomores with a GPA equal to or above a 3.8
12:00 PM Other Special Groups and TXST Employees
1:00 PM Graduate/Post Graduate Students with 30 or more hours earned
2:00 PM Graduate/Post Graduate Students with less than 30 hours earned


Day 2 - Seniors
Registration Time Completed Earned Hours
7:00 AM 130+
8:00 AM 120-129
9:00 AM 110-119
10:00 AM 100-109
11:00 AM 90-99


Day 3 - Juniors
Registration Time Completed Earned Hours Completed Earned Hours
7:00 AM 80-89
8:00 AM 70-79
9:00 AM 60-69


Day 4 - Sophomores
Registration Time Completed Earned Hours
7:00 AM 50-59
8:00 AM 40-49
9:00 AM 30-39


Day 5 - Freshmen
Registration Time Completed Earned Hours
7:00 AM 16-29
8:00 AM 1-15
9:00 AM


Holds and Error Messages

If you have questions about a hold that is preventing you from registering, review these common holds and how to resolve them. If you receive an error message, learn what it means and what your options are for responding to it and registering. The registration system may be unavailable at times. If you have any other questions or need assistance, call the CATS helpline at 512.245.2367Skype link for phone 512 245 2367 or e-mail us at


Are you a returning student?

Returning students, sometimes referred to as former students or readmits, are students who have previously attended Texas State and want to return to campus to continue their studies after having been away for at least one long semester.

Undergraduate returning students must re-apply for admission. For guidance on how to re-apply, including deadlines visit the Undergraduate Admissions website.

If a graduate student does not enroll in a spring/fall term and it has been less than a year since last enrollment, the Update Application Form may be used to update registration; however, graduate students who have not enrolled for over a year must submit a new application and fee through ApplyTexas. For more information, please visit the Graduate College website.

Re-admitted Orientation Information



Veterans will receive a priority registration time. If you are a veteran and you believe there is an issue with your time ticket, please contact the Office of Veterans Affairs for verification. A DD-214 (separation paperwork) or copy of active orders will be required to verify veteran status if you have not already provided such documentation.