The College of Sciences Advising Center has various programs whose aims are to outreach to students and help them succeed in their academic career at UTSA. The following are programs that the COSUAC offers.
Online Transfer Session
The College of Sciences Advising Center offers an online transfer orientation for sophomores-seniors that are admitted into the College. The online session will prepare you for the basics of UTSA and the College of Sciences Advising Center. Once you have completed the online transfer orienation, please call 210-458-4045 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
Strategies for Academic Success
College of Sciences students who have earned 30 or more college credit hours and have less than a 2.0 UTSA GPA are placed into an academic recovery program entitled Strategies for Academic Success (SAS). SAS students are required to meet with an advisor at least two times per semester that they are on probation. Students are also required to complete 3 "actions" each semester they are on probation. SAS students also have a hold which prevents them from registering for the following semester and the only way it is removed is if they have completed their 3 actions.
SAS students are also placed in a Blackboard class while on probation. They can complete the actions through Blackboard. Once the student's UTSA GPA is above a 2.0, they are no longer required to participate in SAS.
Students in the College of Sciences who make below a 2.0 GPA for two consecutive semester will be required to take part in COSUAC’s new program, Back-On-Track. This program is designed to assist students in their overall academic development and reduce the risk of being placed on academic probation or dismissal from the university. Back-On-Track students will receive an email from the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Dr. Jordan, notifying them of their required participation in the program. From there, students will meet with an academic advisor twice during each long semester to develop and ensure that the individual assessment and action plans are working and that success in the program is accomplished.
iIf you have applied to graduate for fall, spring, or summer, the College of Sciences Advising Center places you in a Blackboard class. This class is informational so that graduating students are prepared their graduation semester. Students are placed in the Graduation Blackboard based on the semester they applied for.