Achieve Academic Success
It's your moment, 'Runners, and we are ready to walk this journey with you. UTSA's Student Success team will help you reach your full potential and ultimately discover your dream career.
Steps Toward a Successful UTSA Experience
Your needs are unique to you and the course of study you have selected. This is why we have personal advisors and study skill coaches ready to work on your individual path.
There are many ways UTSA offers support:
A Student Success Story
From working with tutors to career success, meet Brigadier General Jimmy Canlas '92
"I struggled a lot with my digital circuits and computer programming courses. My strength came on the analog side, and I was slow to adapt and embrace digital principles. It sounds silly now, but in the late 80s, the struggle was real for me!
I learned several things from this. First, don't be too proud to ask for help. I refused to go to a tutor thinking I can climb out of this hole on my own. I was wrong. Second, growth comes from being outside your comfort zone. I didn't realize how much I learned until after all the pain of taking classes I necessarily didn't enjoy. Learning the digital side of the house is paying dividends to this day.
My time at UTSA taught me perseverance. I struggled with a few classes but through the help of some caring professors, they helped get me through. I learned to never give up, to keep an eye on the bigger prize, having faith in the hard work would eventually pay off."