Texting can make a HUGE difference in how a girl perceives you... good OR bad.
But having a solid text game is gonna increase your success dramatically.
You can do a lot more over text than you may initially think.
Besides keeping the line of communication open, you can also flirt, build attraction & escalate via text.
Don't get caught up in a bunch of boring fluff-talk about work or school., or trying to have a "conversation". Use texting for solidifying the bond (flirting & just plain fun) and for setting a meet up.
Later on, if you end up in a relationship, then your texts should naturally flow & you WILL end up talking about more stuff, including regular crap. THAT'S OK. Just avoid that stuff in the very beginning.