Six Things to Know When Applying to UTSA
The Fall 2022 Application for UTSA undergraduate and transfer students is now open! Here’s what you should know about UTSA and the application process:
The earlier you apply, the better off you’ll be!
By applying early, you get your admissions response faster, which gives you more time to prepare for registration, apply for housing, and anything else you might need to do to get ready for your first semester. If you submit your application before the early deadline (Jan. 15), you can also receive more financial aid offers and other funding opportunities.
Take advantage of UTSA’s financial aid!
UTSA has a large selection of scholarships available, both merit and need-based. Some financial aid gets offered directly by the school with no further action needed, like the Distinguished Presidential and Distinguished Transfer Scholarships. Others require their own application, which can be done through UTSA’s user-friendly Scholarship Hub.
Speaking of financial aid…have you heard of FAFSA?
The best way for you to get the most out of your financial aid is to submit your FAFSA. So long as you list UTSA as one of your schools on the application, it will help UTSA determine what financial aid you qualify for. Opportunities like our Bold Promise, in which qualifying students get their full tuition and fees covered for eight spring and fall semesters, uses the FAFSA to determine which students qualify. The FAFSA also helps determine if you’re eligible for federal aid like work study, federal loans, or pell grants. The FAFSA opens October 1st. It’s recommended that you submit your FAFSA as early as possible, and you can do so before completing your UTSA application.
Freshmen, submit an SRAR!
Starting this fall, if you’re a first-time freshman, you must submit a Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) to UTSA in place of an official transcript. This makes it easier to complete your UTSA application early, as you won’t have to wait for your official transcript to be prepared, sent to UTSA, then processed.
Use ApplyTexas or the Common App to start your application!
You can use either the ApplyTexas or Common App to submit your UTSA application. ApplyTexas is for students who are Texas residents, while the Common App can be used for out-of-state students. Students only need to submit one application per term. After you submit your ApplyTexas or Common App application, don’t forget to submit the rest of your required documentation!
Have questions or need help? You have resources!
Along with our instructions on how to apply, UTSA also has a staff of admissions counselors ready to help you through every step of the admissions process. You can find your admissions counselor here.