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General Information

Texas State University-San Marcos
M.A. in Literature Students

Helpful Information At-A-Glance

Class Registration

The university has a telephone registration system called CATS.  
Important Numbers:
CATS Registration                  (512) 392-CATS (2287)
CATS Helpline                        (512) 245-7888
Registration instructions are explained in the TXSTATE Schedule of Classes that is distributed by the Registrar’s Office.  The Registrar’s Office is located in the J.C. Kellam Building, Room 140, (512) 245-2367.   
Mailbox Assignments
Mailboxes are assigned to students as they enter the Department.  The Department staff and graduate faculty will often place materials in your mailbox such as lecture information and essay evaluations, so be sure to check your mailbox when you are on campus for classes.  
IA’s/TA’s—located inside the faculty Mailroom (Room 374) next to the English Department office
Other MA Lit students—mailboxes located in the hallway outside the English Department office
If you enter a contest or answer a call for papers, especially if you are not an IA or TA, please be sure to give that school, journal, or organization your home mailing address.  If you do not have a mailbox assigned to you, please see the Program Assistant in Room 361 or phone her at 245-7683.  
Your TXSTATE E-Mail Account
To all entering graduate students: You should activate your free TXSTATE email account immediately. Your professors will often assume they can contact you through that account, and general student notices, some of them important, are usually posted to that account. If you prefer to use a personal e-mail account such as one with Yahoo or Hotmail, you may easily arrange for all of your TXSTATE e-mail messages to be automatically forwarded to your preferred account.

Additional information from the graduate college and for specific literature courses can be found on your TRACS page, which is accessible with the same ID and password as your email account. The link for TRACS can be found on the TXSTATE homepage.