Apply to UTSA

Apply to UTSA

SAT/ACT requirements are suspended through Summer 2023 . See more updates due to COVID-19.

We are excited about your interest in The University of Texas at San Antonio. UTSA has a streamlined application process, and our admissions counselors are standing by to help you with a wide range of services and materials. Ready to take the first step? Let’s get started.

Which semester can I apply for?

Fall 2021 Deadline has passed
Spring 2022 Application Available
Fall 2022 Application will open August

Important Notes:

  • We currently have three applications available (see below). Please submit only one application per term.
  • Each applicant for admission is responsible for ensuring that all required documentation are on file in the UTSA Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the application deadline (not postmarked).
  • An Admission decision is not rendered until the applicant’s file is complete.
  • All documents in support of an application become the property of UTSA and cannot be returned.
  • Offers of admission are valid only for the semester indicated in the acceptance letter.
Apply on ApplyTexas Apply on CommonApp Apply as an Online Only Student

Don’t forget Financial Aid!

If you’re eligible for the FAFSA, you can complete your application even before you submit an admission application. If you are eligible for the TASFA, you can submit your application once you’ve applied and have your myUTSA ID and passphrase. Both FAFSA/TASFA are free and fairly quick to complete. Even if you don’t think you qualify for aid, you should still submit a FAFSA or TASFA, which can factor into other items like grants and scholarships. If you need any help, reach out to your admission counselor!

How to Apply to UTSA

Application Instructions

  1. Choose to apply on either ApplyTexas or the Common App.
    • For Applying on ApplyTexas-
      1.  Create an account on ApplyTexas, the Texas public university application website. You will be assigned a login and password. Keep these for your records.
      2. Complete and submit your application – Once logged into ApplyTexas, begin your Application by creating a “new 4 year university undergraduate admission application” and select “University of Texas at San Antonio” as your “Target University” and the appropriate “Application Type”.
        • The Freshmen Application can be used for all students who are applying to enroll at UTSA for the first time after graduating from high school. This application is appropriate for students who have earned college credit through Dual Enrollment or summer school the summer immediately before planning to enroll at UTSA.
        • The Transfer Application can be used by any student beginning the application process while enrolled in another college after graduating from high school. All college/universities attended must be reported on the application.
        • The Transient Application can be used by any student applying to UTSA as a non-degree seeking student. This can include students seeking to enroll at UTSA to simply earn college credit and pursue a degree, or  students seeking a degree at another institution and planning to return to that institution, and/or students seeking to earn credit for qualifications for graduate or professional school.
  2. For Applying on Common App-
    1. Create an account on Common App using either the Freshmen or Transfer Application login. Non-degree seeking, returning and post-baccalaureate applicants should use the Transfer application. You will create your login and password. Keep these for your records. Once your account is created, add UTSA to your “My Colleges” list by using the College Search tab and then by clicking the plus button.
    2. Complete and submit your applicationby going back to the “My Colleges” tab , selecting “The University of Texas at San Antonio,”  and then clicking to fill out the Application starting with Questions, then Recommenders and FERPA and Review and Submit Common App. Follow the prompts on the screen to answer the questions.
  3. Pay a non-refundable $70 application fee – You can pay your application fee via credit card through your ApplyTexas application or through Check/Money order, fee waiver request, or by online payment.
  4. Send transcripts and test scores – Be sure to submit all required documentation to the UTSA Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the application deadline (not postmarked), such as test scores and transcripts. You can check ASAP to see what items we require to complete your admission file.
  5. Submit application essay – Along with your ApplyTexas Application or Common Application, applicants are encouraged to submit at least one essay.

Paying your Application Fee

You can pay the non-refundable $70 application fee via credit card through your ApplyTexas application or one of the following ways:

    • Online Payment – If you decide to pay via credit card after you submit your application, you may pay via credit card online through ASAP using your myUTSA Account ID and Passphrase. Log into and click the “Future Roadrunner” tab, then click “Check your Admission Status” and scroll to the bottom for the payment button.
    • Check or Money Order – You may pay your fee either by check or money order made out to The University of Texas at San Antonio. Please include applicant’s full name and date of birth so the payment matches the correct application. It can be mailed to the following address:
      University of Texas at San Antonio
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      One UTSA Circle
      San Antonio, Texas 78249
    • Fee Waiver – UTSA accepts fee waivers for first-time Freshmen only. A student applying as a first-time freshman must use the Fee Waivers provided by either the ACT or SAT and submit supporting documents. All documents should be completed in their entirety.

Submitting Transcripts

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

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

If your high school or institution prefers mailing 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

After Application Submission

What happens after I submit my application?

Once the application is submitted via the ApplyTexas website, a thank you email will be sent from the ApplyTexas web site, not from UTSA. It can take up to two business days for the application to be received by UTSA once it is submitted. Once the application is received, time needs to be allowed for loading the application into UTSA’s Student Record System.

Once the application is successfully loaded into UTSA’s Student Record System and a student record is created at UTSA, an e-mail will be sent from UTSA verifying the receipt of the application and providing the myUTSA ID. The myUTSA ID consists of 3 letters and 3 numbers (example: ABC123). The myUTSA ID and passphrase provide access to the Automated Student Access Program (ASAP). The myUTSA ID must be activated and passphrase created by the applicant before they will be able to access ASAP. For more information on myUTSA ID and passphrase process, visit the myUTSA ID website. If access to ASAP becomes blocked, or non-accessible, contact the One Stop Enrollment Center at 1-210-458-8000 or 800-669-0919.

Admission Requirements

Click the appropriate links below for the Admission Requirements and Application Steps for each student type:

Annual Campus Security Report

Each year The University of Texas at San Antonio publishes the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report contains crime statistics and on-campus housing fire statistics for the three most recent calendar years. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, crime reporting, sexual assault, and other crime-related issues. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Clery Compliance Coordinator at 210-458-4417 or by accessing the UTSA Police Department website.