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Your Rowdy Ready checklist is designed to help you understand and keep track of your required to-dos after you’ve been admitted. It’s a freshman and transfer students’ guide to beginning life as a Roadrunner, especially as you prepare to attend UTSA.

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Check Rowdy Ready in real time!

Check Your Rowdy Ready Status on ASAP

You can check your personal Rowdy Ready status in real-time on your ASAP student account. Once you log in, click the “Future Roadrunner” tab and scroll to the “for ADMITTED STUDENTS” section to find your Rowdy Ready link. This area will only be available for students who are admitted to UTSA.

Your Rowdy Ready Checklist

Expand each section below to understand what each rowdy ready item means. Then log in to ASAP to see your status which includes complete, incomplete or exempt.

Activate your myUTSA ID

Your myUTSA ID is your primary student ID at UTSA. It is formatted with 3 letters and 3 numbers (ex: abc123). After applying to UTSA, you should receive an email from myUTSAaccount@utsa.edu with a link and instructions to activate your myUTSA ID account. Once activated, you will use your myUTSA ID and passphrase to log into just about everything here, including your student portal called “ASAP” (pronounced “a-sap”).

Did not get an activation email: If you didn’t receive your activation email or need help, contact UTSA One Stop at 210-458-8000. They will be able to resend you an activation email, after confirming your identity.

Forgot your password: If you need to reset your password/passphrase, visit the UTSA Passphrase Portal.

I activated but can’t access ASAP: If you’re unable to access ASAP, click the Forgot/Reset Passphrase link on the ASAP page to reset your login information. If you can’t reset the passphrase (because you didn’t set up contact/reset information), contact UTSA One Stop at 210-458-8000 for the link to be re-sent.

What is ASAP?

ASAP is your student portal that allows you to access most of your student information and academic records at UTSA.

As an incoming student, ASAP will help you:

  • Check your admission status
  • Check your Rowdy Ready status
  • Reserve your Orientation session
  • Review and accept your financial aid award
  • Register for testing

When you become a current student, ASAP will be your source to:

  • Register for classes
  • Check your grades
  • Review any holds on your account
  • Pay your UTSA bill
  • Apply for graduation


Need help? Contact UTSA One Stop Enrollment Center at onestop@utsa.edu or call 210-458-8000

Sign Up for Orientation

Orientation is required for all freshmen and transfers and provides you a smooth and successful transition into college life at UTSA. It’s a unique experience designed to welcome you to Roadrunner Nation. The Orientation Reservation System opens on specific dates that are based on your admitted term and student classification (freshman or transfer). Click on your admission type below to find out how to sign up for orientation.

Freshman Orientation Transfer Orientation International Orientation UTSA Online Orientation

Note: Readmitted and Post Baccalaureate students who are not UTSA Online are exempted from the Orientation requirement.


Need help? Contact the Office of Orientation and Family Programs at orientation@utsa.edu or call 210-458-4724

Complete Orientation

After you sign up, all freshmen and transfers are required to complete orientation before the semester begins. Why is completing orientation important? As the excitement of college starts to settle in, you may have questions regarding academics, student services, housing and meals, financial aid and much more. Orientation will answer these questions and set you on the right path to your first semester at UTSA.

While orientation is completed through an online module, we offer additional in-person and virtual extended orientation experiences which allow you and your family to learn even more about your first semester at UTSA! All students are eligible to sign up for an in-person experience at the time of orientation sign ups.

Click on your admission type below to find out how to complete orientation.

Freshman Orientation Transfer Orientation International Orientation UTSA Online Orientation

Note: Readmitted and Post Baccalaureate students who are not UTSA Online are exempted from the Orientation requirement.


Need help? Contact the Office of Orientation and Family Programs at orientation@utsa.edu or call 210-458-4724

Complete Academic Advising Appointment

As part of the new student experience, you will meet with your Academic Advisor who will assist you with course recommendations and planning. You will receive an email to your UTSA email address with information on scheduling your advising appointment within two weeks of completing Online Orientation. If you are not contacted by Academic Advising, please email advising@utsa.edu. You can learn more about what to expect from your first appointment with your academic advisor by viewing the Advising Module in Online Orientation or visiting the UTSA Academic Advising website.

Note: Securing an appointment will not clear your Rowdy Ready status. After you’ve completed your appointment, your status will update.


Need help? Contact the Office of Academic Advising at advising@utsa.edu or call 210-458-4900

TSI Assessment

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state mandate required for all incoming students to be assessed in the areas of math, reading and writing. Unless you’re exempt, you’ll need to take it and report your score to UTSA before Orientation. Learn more about the TSI and how to complete this requirement.

ALEKS PLacement

Incoming students may need to enroll in higher-level prerequisite courses for math or chemistry during their first semester at UTSA depending on their major. One way to place into these courses is by taking an ALEKS Placement assessment. Students can log into their Rowdy Ready on ASAP to see if it’s required or recommended.

Click on an ALEKS assessment below to find out more information.

ALEKS Math ALEKS Chemistry

Final Transcripts

Incoming students needs to submit their final transcripts before they start classes at UTSA. While final transcripts are not required to complete orientation, it does impact registration for future terms.

Incoming Freshmen

Official High School Transcript
Submit your official high school transcript after you’ve graduated. This is necessary in order to receive your financial aid disbursements.

Dual Credit Transcript
If you’re taking dual credit, please submit all dual credit transcripts from the college(s) you received dual credit. Be sure that all grades earned shows up on the transcript. If you’re currently taking dual credit somewhere, submit that transcript once final grades are available.

Incoming Transfers

College Transcript (Work in Progress)
Once you complete your “work-in-progress” courses at your college, submit your final transcript indicating your grades earned for those courses once the semester is complete and final grades are available.

Dual Credit Transcript
If you took dual credit, please submit all dual credit transcripts from the college(s) you received dual credit. Be sure that all grades earned shows up on the transcript. If you’re currently taking dual credit somewhere, submit that transcript once final grades are available.

How to Submit Transcripts

  • Electronically: Ask your school to send your official transcript to UTSA through either TREx. Electronic Parchment and E-Script PDF transcripts can be sent to apply@utsa.edu. UTSA also accepts transcripts via Naviance
  • Mail: Send an official, sealed copy of your transcript to:
    The University of Texas at San Antonio
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249
  • In-Person: Bring your official, sealed copy of your transcript to either the Main Campus or Downtown One Stop Enrollment Center during regular business hours.

You can check ASAP to see if your hold has been removed and to verify if your transcript has been received by UTSA.

Immunization & Health

Before you start school at UTSA, there are certain health-related items that must be done to protect yourself and your fellow Roadrunners. Learn more about these immunization and health requirements at UTSA.

Immigration Documents

All international students enrolling at UTSA must submit immigration documents by the first day of class via email to immigration.checkin@utsa.edu.

What documents will I need to submit?

  • Form I-20 or DS-2019 or USCIS Notice of Action (Not all will apply)
  • Copy of Visa Stamp from Passport (Not applicable to Canadians)
  • I-94 Record
  • Student Personal Information Sheet (Provided by International Student Service)
  • Signed Acknowledgment Form (Provided by International Student Service)
  • Confirmation of Financial Resources

How do I obtain these documents?

To Obtain Your Visa:

  1. Apply for your visa as soon as you receive a UTSA I-20 or DS-2019 form from International Student Services.
  2. Pay the SEVIS fee online at FMJfee.com.
  3. Keep your SEVIS fee receipt. The SEVIS I-901 fee is required for all F and J visa students. Without the fee payment, you will not be eligible to apply for your F-1/J-1 visa. You are at risk for termination of your SEVIS record. Learn more about the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  4. Schedule your visa interview appointment at an American Embassy or consulate – The U.S. Department of State explains how to schedule your appointment.

To Obtain Form I-20 or DS-2019:

  • UTSA International Student Services will send this document to you. Be sure to bring the original with you to campus!

To Obtain Form I-94:

  • You will receive this at your port of entry if you arrive by land or sea. If you arrive by air, the form will be issued electronically.
  • You will need to print out a copy after your arrival in the U.S. It may take 24 to 48 hours for the form to be generated within the system. View the steps to print your I-94.

You can find out more information about immigration documents at global.utsa.edu.


Need help? Contact UTSA International Student Services at international.students@utsa.edu or call 210-458-7202

PDF Handouts

For quick reference, click the following links to view and download PDF handouts.