After you’ve completed Orientation and met with your Academic Advisor, the first day of classes will be here before you know it! To help you get ready, we’ve listed some important dates and items to mark on your calendar and take care of before your first semester at UTSA starts.
Top Five Items to Complete
1. Check Your UTSA Email Account
Be sure to regularly check your UTSA email account, as it’s where we’ll send official messages about financial aid, payment deadlines and registration.
2. Register For Your Classes
If you didn’t have a chance to register at Orientation, be sure to sign up for classes on ASAP. View this video from Academic Advising for instruction.
3. Submit Final Transcripts
Don’t forget to submit your final transcripts (high school, dual credit, or college) to the One Stop Enrollment Center, as applicable. Until we receive all final transcripts, you’ll have a hold on your account preventing future registration. If you’re a freshman, your Financial Aid also can’t disburse until we receive your final high school transcript.
4. Pay Tuition and Fees
The tuition and fee payment deadline is before the start of the semester. You must pay by then or you will be charged a $100 late fee. Eventually if you will also risk getting charged a second late fee and being dropped from your registered classes. For more information on options, visit Payment Options.
5. Get Your UTSA Card
You now can now request your UTSACard online. The UTSACard is the official identification card of the university, providing access to residence halls, meal plans, athletics events, final exams and more. Submit your photo online and receive your card in the mail. Learn more and request your UTSACard today.
Other Items to Complete
Order Your Parking Permit
Parking permits are required on UTSA campuses. You can order them through UTSA’s myParking portal on ASAP. There are a variety of permits you can choose from to suit your needs. To learn more about the permit types, visit our parking permits webpage.
Buy or Rent Your Textbooks
The Rowdy Campus Store is the only official UTSA-affiliated bookstore. As such, the staff work closely with UTSA professors to ensure that required class materials are in stock. If you’re taking classes on the Main Campus, you’ll purchase or rent your books through the Main Campus location; if your classes are Downtown, you’ll get your books at the Downtown Campus location.
A meal plan is required if you’re living on campus and have less than 48 completed credit hours. View Meal Plans for selection options.
Incoming students are required to complete Prevention Trainings (accessible on ASAP) for Alcohol Education, Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates and Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. Part 1 is due by the first day of classes.
Are you a Veteran or using a parent’s/spouse’s military benefits?
Check out the Center for Military Affiliated Students website and take advantage of the great resources they offer, such as their getting started check-list or benefits workshops. Sign up today!
Encourage your family to stay connected by becoming a member of the UTSA Family Association. They distribute a monthly e-newsletter, provide scholarships to new students, and host UTSA Family Weekend.
If you’re starting during the Fall semester, be sure to save the date for Roadrunner Days, a series of special events that are designed to welcome you to UTSA. One of those events is Convocation, which is required for all freshmen to attend.