Frequently Asked Questions

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  • The Dean's List honors outstanding academic achievement by undergraduate students in each of the University's Colleges. Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and earn at least a 3.5 GPA at the end of any fall or spring semester in order to receive this distinction. Recipients' names are placed on a printed list on the third floor of the LBJ Student Center each semester and are invited to attend a reception in their honor. More information about the Dean's List can be found on the Dean's List website.

  • Congratulations on your Bobcat's upcoming graduation! Information regarding the ceremony including days, times, transportation, and much more can be on the Commencement website. If you aren't able to make it to campus for Commencement, check their website for the live stream of the ceremonies. 

  • Hundreds of Bobcats, families, and friends gather at Ring Celebration to celebrate achieving an academic milestone and receiving the most visible symbol of Bobcat Pride: The Official Texas State Ring. Due to large crowds, it's important for everyone to understand how Ring Celebration works. For more information about the celebration, visit the Ring Celebration website


Financial Aid and Scholarships


  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is the Federal law that protects the privacy of a student’s educational records and guarantees students access to their own records.

  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a federal law that protects privacy interests in the electronic exchange of health information.