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UTSA has a streamlined application process, and our admissions counselors are standing by to help you with a wide range of services and materials.

Before you Apply

Before you get started, take note of these important details:

  • There are two ways to apply to UTSA, ApplyTexas and Common App. Pick one! Please do not submit an application on both platforms. Students interested in a fully online degree program should apply through UTSA Online.
  • Please submit only one application per term.
  • You are responsible for ensuring that all required documentation is received at UTSA by the application deadline (not postmarked).
  • An Admission decision cannot be processed until your admission file is complete (i.e. UTSA has received your application, fees, test scores, documentation, etc.)
  • All documents in support of an application become the property of UTSA and cannot be returned.
  • Offers of admission are valid only for the term indicated in the admittance letter.

How to Apply

Follow the steps below on how to apply to UTSA as a freshman.

Freshman Admission Requirements

Certain majors have additional requirements to be admitted directly into the academic program. Review our major pages to see if there are any additional requirements. Students who are admitted to the university are not guaranteed admission to a specific academic program.

Please Note: Test score requirements are suspended for all applications through Fall 2023, but submission is encouraged where possible.

Guaranteed Admissions
HS Class Rank Old SAT New SAT ACT
Top 25% no minimum no minimum no minimum
Second 25% 1100 SAT 1170 SAT 24 ACT
Admission by Committee Review
HS Class Rank Old SAT New SAT ACT
Second 25% ≥ 900 SAT ≥ 980 SAT ≥ 19 ACT
Third 25% ≥ 1000 SAT ≥ 1080 SAT ≥ 21 ACT
Fourth 25% ≥ 1100 SAT ≥ 1170 SAT ≥ 24 ACT
Home school or GED Students There is no minimum SAT/ACT score,
but scores must be submitted from the testing agency.
Additional Requirements for Honors College
Freshmen will be automatically considered for Honors College eligibility based on their admission application to UTSA. While there is no required test score, GPA or class rank, the average honors freshman is in the top 8% and has a 1300 SAT or 28 ACT. Invitation letters and reservation forms are mailed to each student’s UTSA admission email on a rolling basis between November and February of each year. Visit the Honors College website for more details.
Additional Requirements for Specific Majors
At UTSA, we want you to be as prepared for your major as possible so some programs will have additional requirements. If you do not meet the stated requirements initially but meet UTSA’s general admission requirements, then you will be admitted into UTSA’s University College in an “academic studies” program based upon the major you applied for. Click here to see the listing of majors that have additional requirements.
  • Test Scores: Old SAT (SAT taken prior to March 2016) combines Math + Critical Reading. New SAT (SAT taken March 2016 and after) combines Math + Evidence Based Reading & Writing. Test scores must be submitted from the testing agency. UTSA’s code for ACT is 4239. UTSA’s code for SAT is 6919.
  • Class Rank: High school class ranking is required for graduates of accredited public or private high schools. For applicants whose high school transcript does not present a rank, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will assign a rank.
  • Committee Review: Meeting the stated scores for Committee Review does not guarantee admission. If you are to be considered for admission through committee review, submission of essay A and two letters of recommendations are highly suggested.
  • Dual Credit: If you’ve received dual college credits, please submit official college transcripts (not required for a decision).
  • Military Credit: If you’ve received military credits, please submit your Joint Service Transcript.
  • Early Admission: If graduating early from high school, submit a recommendation letter from your guidance counselor.

Submit Admission Application

Submit an application either through ApplyTexas or Common App. Please submit only one application per term. Students interested in a fully online degree program should apply through UTSA Online.

ApplyTexas

ApplyTexas is the Texas public university application platform that allows you to apply to multiple Texas public universities through one portal.

  1. Create an account on ApplyTexas. You will be assigned a login and password. Keep these for your records.
  2. Edit and complete your ApplyTexas Profile. Your profile responses help determine which application type(s) you should use. If you’ve already completed your profile, you can go to the next step.
  3. Start a new application to UTSA by clicking the “Start/Edit Application” button and “Start a New Application”. Then select “Four-year college/university” and then select “University of Texas at San Antonio – (San Antonio)”
  4. Select “Freshman” under application type.
    • Note: Students who are still in high school who seek to earn college credit through a dual enrollment program while still in high school should select “dual credit application”
  5. Select your semester
  6. Select your first choice major
  7. You’ll get redirected to your “My Application” page. Find the “University of Texas at San Antonio” box (it will be a blue box with orange borders) and click on “+ Admission Application” to find the additional questions you must answer, including questions specific to UTSA and the essay portion. Click on each of the links and follow the prompts on the screen to answer the questions.
  8. Once UTSA receives your application, you will get an email from “UTSA One Stop”. Be sure to complete the rest of the steps in the admission process to have a “complete” admission file.

Common App

UTSA is also available on the Common App, a national application platform that allows students to apply to multiple participating universities across the United States through one portal.

  1. Create an account on Common App for “First Year Students”. You will create your log–in and password. Keep these for your records.
  2. Once your account is created, go to the “My Colleges” tab, click “add a college” and search for “The University of Texas at San Antonio. Click the (+) plus button to add college.
  3. Start a new application to UTSA by clicking the “Start/Edit Application” button and “Start a New Application”. Then select “Four-year college/university” and then select “University of Texas at San Antonio – (San Antonio)”
  4. Complete and submit your application by 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.
  5. Once UTSA receives your application, you will get an email from “UTSA One Stop”. Be sure to complete the rest of the steps in the admission process to have a “complete” admission file.

Pay Application Fee

The application fee for UTSA is $70. It is a non-refundable fee.

Pay Fee Online

You can pay your application fee via credit card when applying through ApplyTexas or after you submit your application through the UTSA ASAP student portal. After we receive you application, you will get an email from UTSA to activate your myUTSA Account which will allow you to login to ASAP. Once logged in, click on the “Future Roadrunner” tab, then click “Check your Admission Status” and scroll to the bottom for the payment button.

Pay Fee by Check or Money Order

If you prefer to pay via check or money order, you can make it 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:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249

Fee Waivers

Eligible freshmen applicants who demonstrate financial need can submit an application fee waiver to cover the application fee. A submission does not mean your fees are waived. You must first be eligible and submit the correct documentation to support your request. UTSA’s Office of Undergraduate Admission will review your request. If you are denied, you will be required to pay the application fee.

Fee Waiver Eligibility

You’re eligible for an application fee waiver if any of these apply to you and you submit the correct documentation requested.

  • Freshmen applicant is Pell Eligible, as determined by your FAFSA.
  • Freshmen applicant is a ward of the state or an orphan.
  • Freshmen applicant’s annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
  • Freshmen applicant lives in a federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or is homeless.
  • Freshmen applicant’s family receives public assistance such as TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).

How to Submit a Fee Waiver

You must first let us know you are requesting a fee waiver, and then submit the supporting documentation to verify your eligibility. Do not e-mail anything that has your social security number displayed. 

  1. Designate a fee waiver request on your application or submit a SAT or ACT fee waiver.
  2. Submit any of the following supporting documentation to verify Fee Waiver Request
    • Submit your FAFSA on fafsa.ed.gov to UTSA (code 010115) in order to determine your Pell Eligibility. Please note that FAFSAs are available on October 1 each year so if you qualify for a fee waiver through your Pell Eligibility, your request will be processed in November/December.
    • Upload* the SAR (Student Aid Report) from the FAFSA submissions indicating Expected Family Contribution is low enough for Pell Eligibility.
    • Upload* documentation that student is a ward of the state or orphan.
    • Upload* documentation that the student lives in subsidized public housing, a foster home or is homeless.
    • Upload* documentation that the student’s family received public assistance – TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
    • Mail the IRS transcript reflecting the total family income is at or below the federal economic index for free/reduced lunch eligibility requirements. You must provide a Tax Transcript from the IRS. A photocopy of your tax return will not satisfy this requirement.

*Documents should be uploaded through our Document Uploader after you have activated your myUTSA ID. Once you have logged in, read the instructions and click on “Upload a new document”, select “Undergraduate Admissions”, select the term you have applied to, select “Application Fee Waiver” category, select the appropriate document name, attach your document then press “upload”.

Submit Academic Records

Freshman must submit a Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR). For students who meet SRAR exceptions, a High School or GED Transcript are required. The Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) is a tool that allows applicants to self-report their courses, grades, class rank, and other academic information. Beginning Fall 2022, UTSA is requiring first-time freshman applicants to submit a Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) instead of an official sixth-semester high school transcript.

SRAR Requirement & Exceptions

Submit Test Scores

Submit your SAT or ACT test scores directly from the testing agency. Please note: test score requirements are suspended for all applications through Fall 2023, but submission is encouraged where possible.

UTSA Institutional Test Codes
4239 ACT
6919 SAT

International students who need to submit an English language proficiency test score can submit any of the following: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, Cambridge C1 Advanced, iTEP Academic.

Submit Additional Documentation

Once you have your myUTSA ID, you can Check your admission status by logging into your ASAP student portal to see all the remaining items, documents, or forms that are required to complete your admissions file. All documentation must be submitted by the admission deadline (not postmarked).

Essay

If you are to be considered for admission through committee review, submission of essay A on ApplyTexas or Common App is highly encouraged.

Letters of Recommendation

If you are to be considered for admission through committee review, two letters of recommendations are highly encouraged. Letters of recommendations can be submitted via the Document Uploader.

  • Click “Upload a New Document”
  • Select Department: “Undergraduate Admissions”
  • Select the Term you applied for
  • Select Category: “Outstanding Admission Application Items
  • Select Document: “Letters of Recommendation”

Dual Credit Transcripts

If you’ve received dual college credits, please submit the official college transcripts. Ask your school to send your official dual credit college transcript to UTSA through SPEEDE. Electronic Parchment, E-Script PDF and Naviance transcripts can be sent to apply@utsa.edu.

International Documents

For international students, each country requires specific documentation when applying to UTSA and all submitted documents must be translated into English: North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania.

When to Apply

All required documents, transcripts, fees, and test scores must be on file by 5:00 p.m. on the date of the deadline. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or UTSA holiday will be extended until 5:00 p.m. the following business day. Applicants whose files are not completed by the final deadline will not be considered for admission to UTSA for the semester to which they applied. Students interested in fully online programs should follow UTSA Online deadlines.

Term Priority Freshman Deadline International Freshman Deadline Domestic Freshman Deadline
Fall January 15 June 1 June 1
Spring October 15 November 1 November 15
Summer March 1 April 1 May 1

Applicants have the right to appeal decisions of the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Students requesting an appeal must do so by submitting the Appeal for Undergraduate Admission form and any other requested documents as outlined on the form. The appeal must be received by the Appeal Deadline for the term of the application. Deadlines which fall on a weekend or UTSA holiday will be extended until 5:00 p.m. the following business day.

After you Apply

Check Your Email

Once you submit your application, you will receive a thank you email from ApplyTexas or Common App, not UTSA. It can take up to two business days for the application to be received by UTSA once it is submitted.

Once UTSA receives your application, you will receive an e-mail from our One Stop Enrollment Center (UTSA One Stop) confirming the receipt of your application. Shortly after, you will also receive a second email from “UTSA Accounts” to claim your myUTSA ID.

Claim Your myUTSA ID

You will be issued your “myUTSA ID” once UTSA receives your admission application. Your myUTSA ID consists of 3 letters and 3 numbers (example: abc123), which will provide you access to your UTSA ASAP student portal where you can check your admission status.

Your myUTSA ID must be activated and a passphrase created by the applicant before they will be able to access any UTSA systems. If you run into any issues claiming your myUTSA ID, please contact UTSA One Stop at 1-210-458-8000 or 800-669-0919.

Check Your Admission Status

Once you have your myUTSA ID, you can log into your ASAP student portal to check your admission status. Most information is conveniently organized under the “Future Roadrunner” tab. You’ll be able to review your admission status, see your missing application item, and if you’re admitted to UTSA, you’ll see additional information such as your Rowdy Ready Checklist and your Academic Standing.

Apply for Scholarhips & Financial Aid

With your myUTSA ID and passphrase, you can now access the UTSA Scholarship HUB, which is a single-source platform for students to find various scholarship opportunities available to apply to, including the Scholarship Hub’s General Application. The general application will instantly put you in the pool of scholarships that are managed by the UTSA Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. After you submit the Scholarship Hub’s General Application, we encourage you to continuously return back to the Scholarship Hub to check for additional scholarship opportunities provided by other UTSA offices.

Also, don’t forget Financial Aid! Even if you don’t think you will qualify for federal aid, we recommend all students submit a FAFSA. If you are not a US citizen, but eligible for Texas aid, submit the TASFA. Both FAFSA/TASFA are free, fairly quick to complete, and can help factor into additional items like grants and scholarship opportunities. If you need any help, reach out to your admission counselor!

Apply before Jan 15

January 15 is our priority financial aid deadline for Fall, but also the priority deadline for our Distinguished Presidential Scholarship (DPS). Fall freshman applicants who apply and get admitted to UTSA by January 15 will be given automatic consideration for this scholarship valued at up to $20,000 for up to four years if renewal eligibility is maintained. Don’t miss out!