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Access Periods/Time Tickets


Classifications are based on completed hours only. Courses that are in progress will not count toward your classification.

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


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 512.245.2367 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.