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Your NetID

Use your NetID and password to log into each of these
Texas State Online Services!

Texas State Self-Service (CatsWeb)
Class registration Personal Info updates
Add or drop classes View financial aid status
Student balances View loan applications
Check holds Make payments
View final grades Housing & meal plans
Degree audits & transcripts Accept financial aid awards
BobcatMail e-mail Online Toolkit
Lab computers TRACS
Library services Res hall Internet access
Answers ePortfolio

Validate Your Personal E-mail Address (to Reset NetID Passwords)

A validated personal e-mail address is a non-Texas State e-mail address used to assist with resetting NetID passwords. It must be validated before you can use the Forgot Password process. This IT security feature helps Texas State know that you are indeed who you say that you are in order to reset your password and use Texas State Online Services.

Watch the Validate E-mail Address Process in Action

Validate Tour





Validated Personal E-mail Address FAQs

Here are some common frequently asked questions. Clicking each question will reveal the answer.


Get Answers at Texas State

Got Questions? Get Answers!

For more information see the NetID and Validate Your Personal E-mail Address how-tos and FAQs at Answers@Texas State.

NetID (e.g., zzz99) - Activate, Change, or Reset Passwords

Activate Your NetID

Click here to activate your new NetID. Provide your Texas State ID and the answers to three security questions or your default PIN. 

Important Note: the above link points to the current way to activate a NetID. The video below is showing the new process that will become active on Sunday, November 30. Once active, the above link will be changed.

activate netid

Change Your NetID Password

Click here to change your NetID password. Log into the Online Toolkit, select Change Password, and follow the prompts.

Reset Your NetID Password

Click here to reset your NetID password. Provide the answers to your three security questions. 


Guest NetIDs

Guest NetID Request. Guest NetIDs can be requested for temporary users and must have a faculty or staff sponsor. Only faculty or staff can request a Guest NetID. 

A Guest NetID allows login access to a computer on the TXSTATE domain and also use the secure WPA wireless network. Guests are not given access to Texas State e-mail.


Online Toolkit

Use the Online Toolkit to perform these tasks:

Before logging in

Activate your NetID (provide your Texas State ID and the answers to three security questions or your default PIN)

Use Forgot Password? tool (provide your NetID or Texas State ID and answers to three security questions)

After logging in (login with your NetID and password)

Change NetID password

Validate your Personal E-mail Address

View your BobcatMail e-mail quota

Set an e-mail forward

Set an e-mail alias

  Got Questions?  We've got Answers!

Go to Answers@Texas State for step-by-step tutorials.


Additional Information

Texas State provides each of its authorized users with a computer account, known as a NetID.  This provides access to the university's information resources. You are the only authorized user for your NetID and password.  Your password should be kept secure and private.  You are responsible for any actions taken with your NetID and password.  You may not use your NetID and password for commercial purposes. For additional rules and regulations related to your NetID and password see the Appropriate Use of Information Resources UPPS.

All NetIDs are subject to deactivation if they are not used (no login activity) for 180 days.