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Next Steps for First-Year and Transfer Students

SFA Online

Log in to your mySFA account

As SFA’s central student assistance and informational portal, your mySFA account gives you access to such notable services as:

  • register for classes, view your account balance, check financial aid status and accept financial aid awards
  • access your campus email account
  • access Brightspace by D2L (the learning management system used to access online classes)
  • and view your degree plan, among many others.

For assistance accessing mySFA, contact The Help Desk at 936.468.HELP (4357), or visit their website at

Check TSI status

If you are not exempt, you will need to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment test. You must be compliant with the TSI law in order to be advised and to register.

For assistance, contact the Student Success Center’s TSI office at 936.468.5803.

Contact your academic advisor

Prior to registering for classes each semester, you must meet with your academic advisor. You can find your advisor’s contact information by logging into mySFA and choosing the “Advising” tab. Email your advisor to request an appointment and, in that message, include your student ID number, indicate you are an online student, and inquire about scheduling a virtual (Zoom, phone, email) advising appointment.

Register for classes

After speaking with an academic advisor, register for classes through mySFA by selecting the “Registration” tab. Registration tutorials can be found on the Office of the Registrar's webpage and in mySFA.

Sign up for online Orientation

Email SFA Orientation and Transition Programs at to request the online Orientation. In your communication, please indicate you are an online student and include your SFA student ID.

Check financial aid status

If you have applied for federal financial aid and have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, and any required documents, you can check your financial aid status and accept awards through mySFA.

Pay tuition and fees

eBill is SFA’s electronic billing system. Prior to and throughout each semester or term, billing notifications are emailed to your SFA address to let you know when your bill is available for viewing. To access your eBill online:

  • Log in to mySFA.
  • Click the “Billing” tab.
  • Click “Pay Online with eBill.”

For assistance with eBill, contact the Business Office at 936.468.6960 or

A few friendly “To-Do” reminders...

  • First-Year: Submit a final high school transcript upon graduation to the SFA Office of Admissions.
  • First-year and Transfers:
    • Submit official college transcripts (upon course completion) of any college coursework taken during or after high school to the SFA Office of Admissions.
    • Bacterial meningitis immunization requirement: In order to live on campus or take face-to-face classes, state law requires new students have a bacterial meningitis vaccine, that is less than five years old, administered at least 10 days prior to the start of term.

Questions about a specific degree program? Utilize the email address or phone number listed on that program’s individual page.


For general admissions information, use the appropriate contact information below.

Office of Admissions
Fax: 936.468.3149
Staff directory
Physical Address: Rusk Building, Room 206

Graduate Admissions
Fax: 936.468.7369
Staff directory
Physical Address: Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 402