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Steps To Becoming A Complete Roadrunner

Let’s make you a complete roadrunner ready to jump into a great future and first year at UTSA! We don’t want you to be limping along your first year so get your roadrunner together.



Offices of Admissions and Registrar:
Apply early and submit all supporting documents for Admission.
Apply at:
Send all supporting documentation such as transcripts and score reports.


The Feet

Testing Services Office:
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Texas Success Initiative testing (TSI). Required by law. Any students who do not meet full exemption criteria need to take either all or sections of THEA, Accuplacer, ASSET or Compass. To review a list of exemptions and UTSA’s developmental plan visit:

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Placement testing can be required for many students prior to course registration. Even students who obtained full TSI exemptions often have to take math or chemistry placement exams prior to Orientation. Which placement
you need to take depends on your major? Do you need Algebra or Chemistry your first semester? Do you want to take Precalculus or Calculus your first term? Visit and logon to the testing site for placement answers.


The Body

Orientation is going to connect you to all the essential information and offices you need to be a success. It is also mandatory. You must register by logging onto: Remember the password you establish so you can get back into the system in case you need to review information. Pay special attention to your status in terms of testing and make sure to get all your required testing done and scores sent in prior to participating.


The Tail Feathers

Advising will guide you in the right direction to help you accomplish your academic dreams. You will be advised and registered for classes during Orientation. Freshmen who declare a major are advised by the Central Freshman Advising Center and undeclared Freshmen are advised by the Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success.


The Wings

Financial Aid:
Financial Aid helps connect you with the financial resources you need to fund your academic future. Apply as soon as possible for potenticial assistance through loans, grants, work-study and scholarships at aid/