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When you enroll at UTSA, you will join several thousand student veterans enrolled at UTSA: one of the largest groups of veterans attending a senior university in Texas.

We are committed to creating an environment where veterans can access resources they need to transition successfully from military to student life and beyond.

Please review these resources below and contact us if you have any questions, concerns or ideas.

General Success Tips

Time Management

You will have to manage your time as a student at UTSA. Setting up a calendar when you have to attend class, when class assignments are due, and when tests are scheduled should be factors to consider in achieving academic success.

You may find that you have more free time than you had in the past, or you may have family responsibilities that restrict your free time and you will have to designate time to study if your are to be a successful student at UTSA.

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New Student Orientation

Our New Student Orientation Program http://utsa.edu/orientation/ is an on-campus program designed to answer many questions you may have about academics, student services, housing, financial aid and student activities. You will receive information on how to register and participate in one of the on-campus or online sessions from the Office of Orientation and Family Programs.

By attending this orientation you will:

  • Complete a class schedule in your chosen major
  • Have an effective and comprehensive academic advising session
  • Gain knowledge of UTSA student support services, academic life and the Division of Student Affairs
  • Gain a better understanding of the personal and financial responsibilities of attending college
  • Reduce anxiety about the transition to college life
  • Understand the necessity of students taking ownership and academic responsibility in their educational process
  • Begin to embrace UTSA's traditions

UTSA Student Veteran Association

The Student Veteran Association (SVA) serves as the primary advocate for the student Veteran, their families and other non traditional students at UTSA. It provides comprehensive information, support, networking and professional opportunities, as well as academic support and guidance to aid our Veterans and their families.

The SVA achieves it's goal by providing support activities to encourage access, and promote the interests of student veterans on the UTSA campus. It sponsors events for student veterans and its president serves on the University Veterans Services Committee.

Automated Student Access Program (ASAP)

ASAP is your gateway to online registration, access to class schedules, and requesting transcripts. You can also use ASAP to add and drop classes, apply for or accept financial aid, order a parking permit, check registration status, check your admission application status and apply for graduation.

You will need to sign in with your student ID and password. Instructions are available that will help guide you through the process of setting up a password.

Campus Recreation Center

http://utsa.edu/recreation/

"The Rec," located on the main campus, offers nearly 300,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor recreation space. Various outdoor fields are adjacent to the Rec offering even more recreation options.

The Downtown Campus Recreation Center, located in the Durango Building on the third floor, includes fitness equipment and an exercise studio. Shower facilities are available on the Ground Floor of the Durango Building.

Patrons can get a cardiovascular, strength, or instructor-led workout in between classes or after work.

You can call (210)-458-2735 for more information.

Career Center

http://utsa.edu/careercenter/students/where_do_i_start/register_with_CS.html

The UTSA Career Center uses a dynamic online system that enables students and alumni to easily register their demographic information, upload resumes and cover letters, search for jobs and select interview times-all at one secure web site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In order to take full advantage of the services and resources, you must register and create a profile with the Career Center Office.

Information resources are available to help with career exploration, job searches, internships, employers, and other career-related topics. Counselors can offer you access to print materials including the Book of Lists Employer Directory and a wide variety of other job-search related materials.

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Disability Services

http://utsa.edu/disability

Student Disability Services at the University of Texas at San Antonio promotes equal access for all university programs and activities for students with disabilities. Disability Services strives to:

Facilitate the full inclusion of students with disabilities in the UTSA community.

Work as a liaison between the University community and students needing accommodations throughout campus.

Demonstrate our commitment to diversity, personal growth and development by employing exemplary practices in disability counseling, assistive technology, alternative media, reasonable accommodations, and the sharing of disability related information.

Students with disabilities can access services at two campus locations; on the main campus in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building, room 3.01.16 - directly across from the south elevators on the third floor, or on the downtown campus in room 1.302 on the first floor of the Buena Vista Building.

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One Stop Enrollment Center

http://utsa.edu/financialaid/esc.html

The mission of the One Stop Enrollment Center is to serve students and the university community in an efficient, service friendly atmosphere. Enrollment Services provides a "one-stop shop" for information and guidance regarding admissions, registration, financial aid and scholarships.

The enrollment services centers are located on the first floor of The John Peace Library Building on the main campus and on the first floor of the Frio Street Building on the downtown campus.

Here are some of the services provided by our One Stop Enrollment Center:

  • provide information on admission deadlines and requirements
  • accept sealed, official transcripts from other schools required to complete admission files and admission decisions
  • provide information on how to apply for financial aid, financial aid guidelines and eligibility and satisfactory academic progress
  • process and disburse financial aid paperwork
  • counsel students about their financial aid
  • process tuition and fee loan promissory notes
  • accept Registrar paperwork and disseminate that paperwork for the Registrar
  • accept and process transcript requests for students with proper identification

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Fiscal Services Office

http://utsa.edu/fiscalservices/

The Fiscal Services office provides billing of all student related charges, the collection and processing of payments, issuance of refunds and deposits of funds in a timely manner for the entire UTSA community.

There are two campus locations for your convenience:

  • Main Campus: First floor of the John Peace Library Building
  • Downtown Campus: First floor of the Frio Street Building

Health and Wellness Services

http://utsa.edu/counsel/vetshome.html

Veterans may experience challenges when returning to civilian life, including difficulties with financial concerns, lack of social support, emotional issues, and dealing with a less structured environment.

Counseling Services are available to all students who are currently attending class. All services are confidential.

Please know that Student Health Services is willing to assist you at any time during the normal work day. In an emergency you can access an on-call clinician from Counseling Services after hours.

Office of the Registrar

http://utsa.edu/registrar/

The Office of the Registrar handles questions concerning registration, course adds/drops, withdrawals from the university, transcripts, the graduation application process, commencement ceremonies, and Undergraduate residency for tuition purposes, veteran's education benefits, and other enrollment and certification issues.

The Office is also responsible for academic publications, reporting enrollments and providing an online course schedule.

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