Hello Future Roadrunners, we’re excited that you’re interested in applying to UTSA! Applying to college can be exciting and stressful all at the same time—we understand that there’s a lot to turn in for your application and that the process can be confusing, so here’s a list of commonly required items for admission and how you can get them to us.
1) $70 Application Fee/Fee Waiver
Yes, applying to college does require a fee, but have no fear, enrollment services is here! You can pay the $70 application fee with a credit card on your ApplyTexas application or through a check or money order. Submitting a fee waiver is also an option for you if applicable.
2) Check or Money Order
You’re probably thinking, “What do I even put on a check or money order!?” No worries! You can pay your fee either by check or money order made out to The University of Texas at San Antonio and mailed to The Undergraduate Admission Office, UTSA, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249. Also make sure to include the applicant’s full name and date of birth.
3) Fee Waiver
Be sure to keep in mind that UTSA accepts fee waivers for first-time freshmen only. Remember, if you’re a student applying as a first-time freshman, you must use the Fee Waivers provided by either the ACT or SAT and submit supporting documents. All documents should be completed in their entirety.
4) Alternative Online Payment
You can also pay via credit card online through ASAP using yourmyUTSA Account ID and Passphrase. From there, Log into asap.utsa.edu and click the “Future Roadrunner” tab, then click “Check your Admission Status” and scroll to the bottom for the payment button.
5) Submit Transcripts
Transcripts are an important part of UTSA’s decision for you to become a Roadrunner! Don’t forget that all transcripts must be sent to UTSA via mail, online or in person. UTSA accepts transcripts through Electronic Parchment, E-Script PDF and Naviance.
- Electronic Transcripts – UTSA prefers electronic high school transcripts sent via TREx and electronic college transcripts sent via SPEEDE. Official PDF transcripts must be sent from the institution directly to UTSA. Official high school transcripts can also be requested by your high school counselor and sent through Naviance. You can also send electronic transcripts through Parchment and E-Script PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Paper Transcripts – Future Roadrunners can mail an official, paper-sealed copy of their transcript to the address below:
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0616
You can also bring the official, sealed copy of their transcript in-person to UTSA’s One Stop Enrollment Center during regular business hours.
Did you get a head start on college while still in high school? If you’ve received dual college credits, it’s essential that you please submit the official college transcripts to receive credit at UTSA for the college courses you’ve already taken. This is not required for admission, but you also don’t want to let the credit you’ve earned go to waste!
6) Test Scores
For a smoother application process, submit your test scores directly from the testing agency. If you’re a Freshmen, you must take either the SAT or the ACT to be considered for admission.
- SAT – Send your scores to UTSA using the school code 6919. Instructions on how to send your SAT scores can be found on the Collegeboard website.
- ACT – Send your scores to UTSA using the school code 4239. Instructions on how to send your ACT scores can be found on the ACT website.
7) Essay (Under Committee Review)
We want to get to know you! If you’re being considered for admission through committee review, then it’s highly recommended that you submit essay A on the ApplyTexas application and two letters of recommendation. if you didn’t submit the essay on ApplyTexas, and want to mail in your letters of recommendation, then you can mail them to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the address listed above. You can also drop them off at the One Stop Enrollment Center. Just be yourself, and tell us why you’d make the perfect Roadrunner for UTSA!
8) International Students
Planning on bringing more culture to the diverse campus of UTSA? Just keep in mind that each country requires specific documentation when applying and all submitted documents must be translated into English.
- International Transfers – Submit your official transcript(s) from each college or university you have attended and submit a foreign credential evaluation for any foreign college or university transcripts. We recommend Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA), but you can submit a credential evaluation from any evaluators on the NACES website. Please note, UTSA accepts credit only from recognized accredited academic institutions.
- TOEFL or IELTS Scores – Must be sent directly from the testing agency. Instructions on how to send your these scores can be found on the TOEFL website and IELTS website.
We know that you’ll be eager to check your application status after you’ve applied. You can check ASAP, UTSA’s online student portal, to see all the remaining items that are required to complete your admissions file. If you have any questions about UTSA or the application process, feel free to contact the admission counselor for your area.
See you soon Future Roadrunners!