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Returning Student Admission Requirements are determined by each applicant’s academic history at UTSA.

Former UTSA students who have not been in attendance for a period of time must re-apply for admission by the application deadline. Students who have been academically dismissed from UTSA have extra requirements in order to be reinstated. Click on your admit type below for steps on how to apply to UTSA as a returning student.

Undergraduate

Former UTSA students who have not been in attendance for more than three consecutive semesters (summer term included) must re-apply for admission by the application deadline. For international students, you must reapply for admission if you have not been in attendance for one semester, excluding the summer semester.

How to Apply

Students will follow the steps for Transfer Admissions, but should take note of these important details and deadlines for returning students:

  • All previous college work will be considered. Students are not at liberty to disregard previous college work attempted.
  • If you have attended other institutions of higher education since you were last enrolled at UTSA, you must submit an official transcript from each institution.
  • When determining the cumulative grade point average for readmission, we will consider all coursework attempted since leaving UTSA, this includes repeated courses.
  • Students must be eligible to return to their most recent institution.
  • 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.

Students who have been academically dismissed must meet the below requirements and submit a Petition for Undergraduate Reinstatement by the appropriate deadline. University College will render the petition decision. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions does NOT set the admission requirements for those petitioning for reinstatement.

Never been academically dismissed from UTSA Students must have at least a cumulative C average (2.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale) in all college hours attempted since last enrolled at UTSA.

Note: UTSA students who have not enrolled in classes for less than three semesters and have not attended another college or university since leaving UTSA, may register for classes during the regular registration period.

Academically dismissed from UTSA while in the provisional program Students must have at least a C average (2.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale) in a minimum of 12-semester credits of transferable college coursework and must submit a Petition for Undergraduate Reinstatement by the appropriate deadline.
Academically dismissed once from UTSA Students cannot attend UTSA for one full academic semester immediately following dismissal. Students must have at least a cumulative C average (2.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale) in all college hours attempted since last enrolled at UTSA and submit a Petition for Undergraduate Reinstatement by the appropriate deadline.

Note: If you are applying after a first dismissal with work in progress, you will be deferred for receipt of those grades. The Work in Progress MUST be received by the appropriate Deferred Deadline.

Academically dismissed 2 times from UTSA Students cannot attend UTSA for one full academic year (summer included) immediately following dismissal. Students must have at least a cumulative C average (2.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale) in all college hours attempted since last enrolled at UTSA and submit a Petition for Undergraduate Reinstatement by the appropriate deadline.
Academically dismissed 3+ times from UTSA Students who have been dismissed three or more times are ineligible to petition for reinstatement.

Graduate

Former UTSA students who have not been in attendance for more than three consecutive semesters (summer term included) must re-apply for admission by the application deadline. For international students, you must reapply for admission if you have not been in attendance for one semester, excluding the summer semester.

Note: UTSA students who have not enrolled in classes for less than three semesters and have not attended another college or university since leaving UTSA, may register for classes during the regular registration period.

How to Apply

Returning students will follow the steps for Graduate Admissions to re-apply. However, students who have been academically dismissed must to petition with the Graduate Dean by the applicable deadline before reapplying to UTSA.

Doctoral

Former UTSA students must be enrolled every semester unless specified otherwise by the Graduate Program Committee. Doctoral students who have not been in attendance for one semester and do not have an approved leave of absence must re-apply for admission by the application deadline.

How to Apply

Returning students will follow the steps for Graduate Admissions to re-apply. However, students who have been academically dismissed must to petition with the Graduate Dean by the applicable deadline before reapplying to UTSA.

When to Apply

Students who have been academically dismissed from UTSA must submit the official Petition for Undergraduate Reinstatement and all outstanding items by an earlier deadline. Students who were not academically dismissed should follow the deadlines as outlined under our transfer admissions or graduate admissions pages.

Term Academically Dismissed Returning Deadline
Fall June 15
Spring October 15
Summer March 15

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.

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 One Stop Enrollment Center (UTSA One Stop) confirming the receipt of your application.

Reset Your Passphrase (if needed)

As a returning student, you received your myUTSA ID and account activation email when you initially applied to UTSA. You will not receive another email to claim your account.

If you need to reset your passphrase, you can do so at the UTSA Passphrase Portal. If you run into any issues with resetting your passphrase, check out the FAQ or contact UTSA Tech Cafe at 1-210-458-5555 for assistance.

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 for Financial Aid

The financial aid priority deadline is January 15 for Fall and November 1 for Spring. Submit your FAFSA or TASFA to reduce your out-of-pocket costs. Many opportunities on UTSA’s Scholarship Hub require a financial aid application to apply. Don’t miss out!