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Non-Traditional Student Organization

Welcome to the Non-Traditional Student Organization

The Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO) has been a chartered student organization at Texas State University since 1987 and is open to all non-traditional students.  NTSO fosters a community that supports students with life experience and helps make your experience at Texas State a successful one.

Who is a Non-Traditional Student?

A non-traditional student is a student whose life experiences separate him/her from the traditional student.  Life experiences include, but are not limited to:

  • A delay in post-secondary education immediately after high school graduation
  • Returning student/transfer student
  • Currently or formerly married/domestic partnership
  • Parent or guardian
  • Have children or other dependents
  • Military veteran
  • Work full time
  • Has a long commute time

Non-Traditional Student Graduation Celebration

Our next Non-Traditional Student Graduation Celebration will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming a member, applications are now online! Please click here to apply.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our organization, please contact us at or stop by the NTSO lounge on the 4th floor of the LBJ Student Center, Suite 4-3.1.

We look forward to meeting you!

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