FAQ: Prospective Students

Visit the Fall 2020 FAQs page for more information regarding plans for Fall 2020.

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Orientation for Summer and Fall 2020 has been moved to an online format. You can register and complete Orientation at any time. Twenty-four hours after you’ve completed Orientation, you can contact the academic advising center of your major to schedule an academic advising appointment.  http://www.utsa.edu/advising/advisor/index.html

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No. You will be able to register for Summer and Fall 2020 without proof of vaccination, however proof must be obtained no later than August 3, 2020 or you will be dropped from your Fall 2020 courses. 

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We are committed to continuing to assist you with your TSI questions. If you have already taken the TSI at another institution, please fill out the authorization form so that we can retrieve your TSI scores. If you have not already taken the TSI, or are not TSI compliant and need to take the test, please contact Testing Services at testinfo@utsa.edu.

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Undergraduate Admissions

You can talk with a One Stop counselor online to get answers about financial aid, admissions, registration and more via UTSA’s One-Stop Enrollment and Future Roadrunner website new chat feature. Counselors are available weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays).

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Summer 2020: We have extended our Summer 2020 undergraduate admission deadline to May 15 for domestic students.

Fall 2020: We have extended our Fall 2020 undergraduate admission deadline to July 31 for domestic students and July 1 for international students.

For more information about admission deadlines, visit https://future.utsa.edu/deadlines/. Please contact UTSA One Stop via chat or by email at onestop@utsa.edu for questions regarding your admission status.

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We understand that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted SAT/ACT test options for this year. As a result, UTSA is suspending the SAT/ACT test score requirements for its Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 applicants.

Applicants will have their SAT/ACT scores automatically waived once all other necessary admission documents have been submitted. Students whose test scores are waived will go through a holistic committee review, which will include looking at high school or transfer GPA, class rank and any essays or recommendation letters that were provided. If you have not already submitted an essay or recommendation letters, please submit them to apply@utsa.edu.

We still recommend that all students have a standardized test on file prior to enrollment. Without a standardized test, a student cannot be considered for merit scholarships such as Distinguished Presidential Scholarship. Lack of an SAT or ACT score may affect meeting Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exemptions and course placement.

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At this time, we recommend transcripts be sent electronically (see instructions below). If you are a freshman and your school is experiencing an issue sending transcripts, please reach out to your high school counselor and have them submit a copy of your transcript to apply@utsa.edu.

Electronically: Ask your school to send your official transcript to UTSA through either TREx or SPEEDE. TREx is preferred for high school transcripts and SPEEDE is preferred for college transcripts. Electronic Parchment, E-Script PDF and Naviance transcripts can be sent to apply@utsa.edu.

US Mail: If your high school or institution prefers to mail transcripts, please send an official, sealed copy of your transcript to:
The University of Texas at San Antonio 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249

If you’ve received dual college credits, please submit official college transcripts. These transcripts are not required for a decision.

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Please reach out to admissions@utsa.edu and let them know you can no longer attend due to COVID-19 and would like to request a term change to Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021. Term change requests must be received by the application deadline for the requested term.

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Please reach out to admissions@utsa.edu and let them know you can no longer attend due to COVID-19 and would like to request a term change to Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021.

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You can schedule a virtual or phone appointment via WebEx with a Student Success Transfer Advisor in Transfer and Transition Student Success Services. They will be answering phone calls and emails between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please call 210-458-8777 or email TransferAdvising@utsa.edu or you may contact them directly at the contact information below:

Damaris Ibarra (Caseload by last name A-L)
Student Success Transfer Advisor
Email: Damaris.Ibarra@utsa.edu
Phone: 210-458-7124

Sarah Sanchez (Caseload by last name M-Z)
Student Success Transfer Advisor
Email: Sarah.Sanchez@utsa.edu
Phone: 210-458-8777

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Financial Aid

The original deadline was May 1 for Freshmen, however this deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020. Offers that are not accepted by June 1, 2020 will be cancelled.

If you have not yet filled out a FAFSA for 2020-2021, it is not too late to do this. You can go to www.fafsa.gov and submit an application electronically. If you qualify for the TASFA, you may also want to submit that application. Please reach out to One Stop if you have questions about your financial aid offer. 

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New Transfer Students

You can schedule a virtual or phone appointment via WebEx with a Student Success Transfer Advisor in Transfer and Transition Student Success Services. They will be answering phone calls and emails between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please call 210-458-8777 or email TransferAdvising@utsa.edu or you may contact them directly at the contact information below:

Damaris Ibarra (Caseload by last name A-L)
Student Success Transfer Advisor
Email: Damaris.Ibarra@utsa.edu
Phone: 210-458-7124

Sarah Sanchez (Caseload by last name M-Z)
Student Success Transfer Advisor
Email: Sarah.Sanchez@utsa.edu
Phone: 210-458-8777

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Depending on how your institution notates the transcript, Credit/No Credit and Pass grading will not factor into the calculation of your transfer GPA for admission purposes. Grades of Fail or F will be factored into the GPA.

Courses identified as passed or credit will transfer as credit, if applicable for academic credit at UTSA.

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Please contact UTSA Admissions Processing at 210-458-8000 or email admissions@utsa.edu. Share your name and the UTSA ID you were assigned when you applied for admission.

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The Spring 2020 courses earned with Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit grading will not change your GPA calculation for admission purposes. Grades of Fail or F will be factored into the GPA. If the traditional grading system is used, your GPA will be recalculated for admission purposes.

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You would not need to retake the course if you earn Pass or Credit. Grades of No Credit or Fail are not acceptable.

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You would not need to retake the course to satisfy the prerequisites at UTSA if you earn Pass or Credit.

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Yes, provided that you met the Freshmen guaranteed admission criteria. If you did not meet the Freshmen guaranteed admission criteria, your application would go to a committee for review. Freshmen guaranteed admission criteria can be found online at https://future.utsa.edu/admissions/freshman.

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Check to see if the institution has an alternate way to request an official transcript electronically. If you need assistance, contact UTSA Admissions Processing at admissions@utsa.edu and let us know the name of the institution and the challenge you are facing.  

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No, it will not prevent you from being admitted as long as we receive your transcript by the deadline noted in your letter. 

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See our page on Financial Assistance Resources for UTSA Students for information and steps you can take to get the help you need.

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Graduate Admissions

To best accommodate graduate program applicants, in consultation with all UTSA colleges and with the approval of UT System, the Graduate School will temporarily suspend consideration of the following materials for admission to its graduate programs until further notice:

  • GRE and GMAT test scores
  • Official TOEFL test scores: instead, applicants will be asked to use other means of demonstrating English proficiency
  • Official transcripts: instead, unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application materials followed by official transcripts before the end of the first semester of registration.

In the absence of test scores and official transcripts, graduate admission committees will holistically review each application and temporarily modify the weights applied to the remaining admission criteria. The same overarching goal must be maintained: to admit students whose application materials demonstrate a likelihood to be successful in the graduate program and, ultimately, in their chosen career.

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Yes, UTSA is accepting domestic and international applications for open terms.
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Yes, all petitions and forms should be submitted electronically via SharePoint. College administrators should receive an access invitation to the appropriate SharePoint folders: Submitted for Review, Approved, and Hold. Instructions regarding folder use were emailed to the affected parties. Each form should be submitted as an individual file; batch uploads of one large combined PDF will not be permitted. If forms need to be emailed, they can be submitted at gradschooladmin@utsa.edu

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Yes, student forms should be sent to gradschooladmin@utsa.edu for processing.

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Fillable PDF forms are located at the following URL: https://graduateschool.utsa.edu/faculty-staff/category/forms/index.html.  Please contact our Administrative team if you run into any difficulty with the paperless process at graduateschooladmin@utsa.edu

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Yes, the Graduate School staff will be working remotely to answer questions, process applications, and ensure continued service to applicants, just as normal. You can email questions to us at graduate.admissions@utsa.edu.

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You can send electronic admissions documents to graduate.documents@utsa.edu. PDF format is preferred for all emailed documents; please be aware that we can only accept electronic documents at this time and are not accepting paper documents at all.

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At this time, we will accept all unofficial transcripts, and they should be uploaded to your Embark application. Unofficial transcripts will be used for application evaluation. If you are admitted, you will be required to submit your official transcripts by the end of your first semester of registration. 

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GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL have been temporarily suspended as admissions criteria to all graduate programs. Admitted international applicants will be asked to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by the admissions committee in their department or college.

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While processing times might be slower than usual for documents and applications, submitted applications will not be affected by UTSA’s decision to use a remote workforce.

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Please check your ASAP account to see where the hold originated (e.g. Financial Aid, Graduate School). If you have a Graduate School hold, email graduate.admissions@utsa.edu and an admissions counselor will assist you with your hold. For all other holds, please contact the unit placing the hold.

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With respect to the procedures outlined above, The Graduate School Admissions team will be moving forward any applications that are missing GRE, GMAT, or TOEFL/IELTS scores. We will also process all unofficial transcripts and forward applications to the program for admissions consideration.

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Yes, approved faculty members with access to Embark can view all applications in progress on the online application system. Admissions staff will continue processing submitted applications and transmitting application files to departments via Sharepoint. If a faculty or staff member in the academic departments needs access to Embark, please contact Lindsay O’Day at lindsay.oday@utsa.edufor training and account creation.

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Visits and Events

On-campus tours and visits are suspended through April 30 per city and county’s “Stay at Home, Work Safe” order. However, virtual campus tours are being offered.

Other virtual resources include:

  • Signing up for Orientation
  • Connecting with an Admissions Counselor to check your status
  • Speaking with a One Stop Enrollment Counselor for financial aid
  • Presentations from different academic colleges and programs
  • A Virtual Campus Tour
  • Staff available to answer your questions

If you have additional questions, please contact our Welcome Center at welcome.center@utsa.edu or 210-458-5145.

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