Students who do not plan to earn a degree, but are seeking the opportunity to earn some college credit from UTSA must apply as either a special undergraduate or special graduate.
Non-degree seeking students are:
- Transfer students who enroll in courses only at the undergraduate level without pursuing a degree at UTSA.
- Planning to enroll only for one semester before returning to another institution (transient).
- Graduate students who seek to enroll only in a graduate certificate program.
Before you Apply
Before you get started, take note of these important details:
- Submit an undergraduate application(ApplyTexas or CommonApp) or a graduate application (Graduate Admissions Application) . Please do not submit an application on both platforms.
- 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 non-degree seeking student.
Review Non-Degree Seeking Admission Requirements
- Students must be eligible to return to their most recent institution.
- First-time freshman are not eligible to apply as non-degree seeking students
- Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.
- Students must have at least a C average (2.25 CGPA on a 4.0 scale) on the last 30 undergraduate hours attempted.
- Applicants who have earned fewer than 30 undergraduate semester credit hours attempted at an accredited college or university at the time of application must meet the stated admission requirements and be in good standing at the last institution attended. They must also provide by the published deadline for the term:
- An official high school transcript that displays the date of graduation
- ACT or SAT scores sent directly to UTSA from the testing company
Admission requirements are at the program level. Please review the Graduate Certificate you are seeking to apply for. On the graduate certificate page, you’ll see:
- Information on the Program
- Admission & Application Requirements
- Admission Deadline
- Graduate Advisor of Record Contact Information
Submit Admission Application
Submit an application online through our Graduate Admissions Application. Application deadlines and term offerings prior to beginning the application process are listed on the specific program pages.
- In your “My UTSA Profile”, select “Graduate Certificate” under “Select Program Level”.
- Then add your selected Graduate Certificate program under “Add Program”.
Pay Application Fee
The undergraduate application fee is $70. This is a non-refundable fee. 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. Please note fee waivers are not available for non-degree seeking applicants.
The graduate application fee is $50 for domestic applicants and $90 for international applicants. This is a non-refundable fee. Applicants may apply simultaneously to more than one graduate program; a fee for each application will be required. Please note there are no fee waivers at the graduate level.
Non-degree seeking applicants must request transcripts from which the last 30 undergraduate hours were attempted. These should match the same colleges you listed on the admission application. Please note each institution will have its own transcript request process.
Faxed, scanned or photocopied transcripts will not be accepted or acknowledged. All transcripts must be received by the UTSA Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the application deadline (not postmarked). You can check your admission checklist when you receive your myUTSA ID to see what items we require to complete your admission file.
UTSA prefers transcripts to be received electronically through SPEEDE. Electronic Parchment, E-Script PDF, and Naviance transcripts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org from the electronic delivery service or institution. Please note emails with transcripts received directly from students will not be accepted.
Transfer applicants who must also meet freshman requirements will be required to have their final high school transcript sent to UTSA. UTSA can receive electronic high school transcripts sent via TREx and Naviance via Parchment delivery.
Sealed Paper Transcripts
If your institution prefers mailing transcripts, seal copies of your official transcript can be mailed to:
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249
From the Graduate Admissions Application platform, upload official transcripts from all post-secondary colleges or universities you have previously attended or are presently attending. The number of identified institutions must match the number of transcripts uploaded. Failure to include all colleges/universities on your application may result in your application not being processed. Please note once submitted, all documents become the property of UTSA and will not be returned.
Applicants can submit unofficial to complete your Graduate Admissions Application; however, once a decision is rendered, all official documentation can be sent to email@example.com.
Proof of Degree
A degree must be obtained from a regionally accredited college/university in the United States or equivalent training at a foreign institution. If you are currently attending a university, a final official transcript must be submitted upon completion of coursework. If you have completed your degree, the award of degree must be noted on the transcript.
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
Any applicants, including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents, who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted. Please note the following:
- Submit the ECE course-by-course evaluation only (you are not required to upload unofficial foreign transcripts into the application if you have the FCSA evaluation) or submit both the ECE course-by-course evaluation and their unofficial foreign transcripts into the application if they are all included in ONE document (you cannot submit an evaluation and transcripts in two different uploads)
- Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
- Foreign Credential Services of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, email, or online.
- WES Evaluations are not a UTSA-approved agency and will not be accepted.
International transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English. Transcripts in the original language must accompany all translated documents.
UTSA Students and Alumni
UTSA students and alumni do not need to submit official UTSA transcripts. However, UTSA students should upload an unofficial UTSA transcript to the application to complete the application for initial review. For instructions on viewing or downloading an unofficial UTSA transcript, please visit unofficial transcripts.
Submit Additional Documentation
Applicants who earned fewer than 30 semester credit hours must also submit their SAT or ACT test scores directly from the testing agency. Please note: test score requirements are suspended for all applications through Summer 2023, but submission is encouraged where possible. UTSA Institutional Test Codes:
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.
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.
Depending on the requirements for your graduate program of interest, you might be asked to submit the following documents. See below for a description of the items and check the program requirements for what is required for your Graduate Admissions Application.
Test Scores GRE/GMAT
Submit official GRE or GMAT test scores that have been taken within five years. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) institutional code for the University of Texas at San Antonio is 6919. Upon admission to the University, official test scores are required and must be sent directly from the testing organization to UTSA. While you can request an official score report to be sent to UTSA at the time of application, please keep in mind that you will be required to upload unofficial copies within the Graduate Admissions Application.
Test Scores TOEFL/IELTS
International applicants are required to prove proficiency in the English language by taking either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please note the following:
- Students who take the IELTS should take the academic exam, not the general exam.
- TOEFL scores may be waived for international students from countries where English is the official language, or for non-citizens of the United States earning a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree or higher in the United States or other countries where English is the official language as indicated in the Graduate Catalog.
- TOEFL/IELTS scores older than two years are not valid or accepted.
- TOEFL institutional code for the University of Texas at San Antonio is 6919. There is no institutional code for IELTS. The minimum acceptable scores for admissions consideration are 79 TOEFL Internet, 60 TOEFL Paper or 6.5 IELTS. Individual degree programs may have higher TOEFL or IELTS requirements for their various programs.
Letters of Recommendation
All letters of recommendations should be requested through the Graduate Admissions Application. Student-provided copies will not be accepted. Be sure to inform your recommenders of your program deadline. In order for your Graduate Admissions Application to be complete, recommenders must submit their recommendation before the program deadline. Depending on the program, you may be required to submit a letter of recommendation from a specific recommender. Review your program of interest for details.
Upload your resume or CV on your Graduate Admissions Application and identify the uploads as “CV/Resume”.
Statement of Purpose
Upload your statement of purpose (or letter of intent) to your Graduate Admissions Application and identify it as “Statement of Purpose”. Depending on the program, you may be required to respond to a specific question. Review your program of interest for details.
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.
|Fall||June 1||July 1||varies*|
|Spring||November 1||November 15||varies*|
|Summer||April 1||May 1||varies*|
*Graduate admission deadlines are based by program. Review the specific Graduate Certificate program for deadlines.
After you Apply
Check Your Email
Once you submit your application, 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 UTSA 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.