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Thank you for interest in The Graduate School at The University of Texas at San Antonio.  Please select the appropriate button below and provide us with some important information.  All information provided is confidential.

Meet With Us

Cranium Cafe’s Real-Time Student Services software was built to simulate an in-office appointment specifically designed to extend the reach to all off campus students. 

Please follow these directions to get started:

  •   Use Chrome or Firefox for your browser
  •   Have your web camera ready and activated
  •   Have a headset with microphone ready
  •   Click onto Chat/Cafe to initiate a Cranium Cafe meeting

Building Lingo

Each building at UTSA has a unique name and abbreviation. These abbreviations and room numbers are listed on your course schedules. 

Main Campus

Building Name

Abbreviation

Activity Center

AC

Applied Engineering and Technology Building

AET

Arts Building

ART

Bosque Street Building

BOS

Biosciences Building

BSB

Biotechnology Sciences and Engineering Building

BSE

Business Building

BB

Business Service Annex

BSA

Center for Archaeological Research

CAR

Central Receiving & Warehouse

CRW

Child Development Center

CDC

Convocation Center

CC

Engineering Building

EB

Flawn Sciences Building

FLN

Facilities Services Building

FSB

H-E-B University Center

HUC

John Peace Library

JPL

Main Building

MB

Margaret Batts Tobin Laboratories

MBT

MEMS Lab

MEM

McKinney Humanities Building

MH

Multidisciplinary Studies Building

MS

North Paseo Building

NPB (under construction)

Physical Education Building

PE

Power & Dynamics Systems Lab

PDS

Plaza Norte Building

PNB

Roadrunner Café

RRC

Recreation Wellness Center

RWC

Sculpture & Ceramics Graduate Studio

SC

Science and Enginering Lab

SEL

Science Research Labs

SRL

Thermal Energy Plant

TEP

University Center North

UC

To view the Main Campus map, click here
 

Downtown Campus:

Building Name

Abbreviation

Buena Vista Street Building

BV

Durango Building

DB

Frio Street Building

FS

Institute of Texan Cultures (HemisFair Park Campus)

ITC

Monterey Building

MNT

To view the Downtown Campus map, click here
 

Room Numbers

Office and classroom numbers are determined by the floor of the building, the corridor (if applicable), and the room number.

 For Example: The Graduate School is located in the Plaza Norte Building on the second floor in room 210. This makes our room number PNB 2.210

 

An example from another building that includes a corridor number is below:

Establishing Texas Residency

General Information about State of Texas Residency Laws according to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules, an applicant or enrolled student is classified either as a resident of Texas, a non-resident, or an international/foreign student.  With few exceptions, to be eligible to be classified as a Texas resident, an applicant or enrolled student must reside in Texas for 12 continuous months AND establish domicile (a person’s principal, permanent residence to which the person intends to return after any temporary absence) in Texas for 12 months prior to the census date of said applicant's/student's term of admission/enrollment. Any applicant or student who is claimed as a dependent or is eligible to be claimed as a dependent of a parent's most recent federal tax return will be classified based on the parent's qualification for residency.

For International applicants/students, depending on their visa type/status, some may be eligible to establish legal domicile in Texas and therefore may be eligible for Texas residency status. For a list of visa types and for information about whether or not a respective visa holder is eligible to domicile in the United States, please reference the following site: Visa Types

Although not conclusive or exhaustive, the following factors occurring throughout at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date of the semester in which a person seeks to enroll may lend support to a claim regarding his/her intent to establish and maintain domicile in Texas:

  • Sole or joint marital ownership of residential real property in Texas by the person seeking to enroll or the dependent's parent, having established and maintained domicile at that residence

  • Ownership and customary management of a business, by the person seeking to enroll or the dependent's parent, in Texas which is regularly operated without the intention of liquidation for the foreseeable future

  • Gainful employment in Texas by the person seeking to enroll or the dependent's parent

  • Marriage, by the person seeking to enroll or the dependent's parent, to a person who has established and maintained domicile in Texas

If an applicant or student is initially classified as a non-resident and wishes to petition his or her status if he or she believes that he or she meets the residency requirements, the first step is to submit a new residency questionnaire; to the residency officer prior to the census date of the semester in which the applicant or student is seeking reclassification.

Applicants or students may submit residency documents via mail, fax, or in person to the following address:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School, Residency Officer
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0603

Phone: (210) 458-4331 
Fax: (210) 458-4332

Email: GraduateAdmissions@utsa.edu

Residency forms can be found at the following link.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available in various departments throughout the year. Assistantships provide opportunities for students to enhance their skill sets while pursuing a graduate degree. Assistantships support academic teaching or research areas at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Job responsibilities include assisting in a lab, instruction and tutoring, grading, office clerical duties, research, and various computer or other technical assignments. If you are interested in applying for an assistantship, please contact your department; you may also search for available positions through Rowdy Jobs.

More information can be found on the Assistantships Page.

Campus Services

Student Health Services

The University of Texas at San Antonio offers a wide variety of campus health services, including a wellness clinic, mental health and counseling services, and a recreational center. For more information, click here
 

Bookstore

Purchase your textbooks either in store or online by visiting the UTSA Bookstore website. In addition to textbooks, the bookstore offers a wide variety of UTSA apparel, supplies, gift & collectables, and more.
 

Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services promotes equal access to all university programs and activities for students with disabilities. For more information, click here
 

Other Services

Are you interested in learning more about the other services offered on the UTSA campuses? Additional information is available on the Student Services webpage, located in the Current Students section of our website.

Prior to Registration

Before you can register for classes, we must receive official transcripts from all insitutions you have attended. Transcripts must bear a seal with the signature of the registrar. A final transcript with your degree conferred is required for those institutions which completion of degree has not been awarded. The following are acceptable methods of submitting your official transcript:

a. Electronic transcript through the SPEEDE server for Texas institutions.
b. E-Script transcript sent to GraduateAdmissions@utsa.edu
c. Mailed to the following address:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX  78249

Finalize Admission

After you are admitted to UTSA, you may still have questions about your gradaute application or submitting any necessary final documents, such as transcripts, etc.

Check your application status to verify if your application is missing any required items prior to registration.

Please conatct your admissions officer with any questions on your application or missing documentation. A list of admissions staff is located here.

Departmental Orientation

Please check with your department/program for information on their orientation sessions. Please keep in mind that these sessions are mandatory.

Financial Aid

As a student, it is your responsibility to ensure that all documents necessary for your financial aid are complete and received by UTSA. You MUST login to ASAP to review your account.

Graduate students are offered aid in the form of Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG), UTSA Grant, Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans, Graduate PLUS loans, TEACH grant, and in some cases, stipends and fellowships. Due to legislative changes, effective July 1, 2012, Direct subsidized Stafford loans are no longer available to graduate students.

To learn more about financial aid available to graduate students, click here

The Graduate School offers a limited number of scholarships and fellowships.  To see what is available, click here

Dining on Campus

UTSA provides a wide variety of delicious food offerings at the Main and Downtown Campus. Check out the list below to see what's available to you, or click here to learn more about dining locations and hours.

Main Campus

Einstein Bros. Bagels

The Market Place

Chili's Too

RowdyMart C-Store

Flawn Science Building P.O.D. Express

JPL Starbucks

Main Building P.O.D. Express

McKinney Humanities Building P.O.D. Express

North Paseo P.O.D. Express

JPL Food Court

Roadrunner Cafe RFoC

HEB UC Subway

UC Starbucks

University Center Food Court

Downtown Campus

Downtown Starbucks

Subway

Sushic

Pizza Hut

Register for Classes

How to Register

  • Unless otherwise directed by your department, you are able to register for courses online once registration is available for the upcoming semester.
  • Search class schedules and register for courses via ASAP.
  • If you are unsure about course registration, or if a course is unavailable, full, or closed, please contact your Graduate Advisor of Record.
  • If unable to register due to existing holds on your account, contact Enrollment Services at 210.458.8000, your Graduate Advisor of Record, or The Graduate School at 210.458.4331. 
  • Domestic students may register for courses prior to Orientation.
  •   International Students must attend the mandatory International Student Orientation before they are able to register for courses.

View on YouTube: Registering for Classes


Holds on your account

You may have holds on your account that can prevent you from registering. To check your holds, login to your ASAP account. Any holds you have will be listed along with the name of the department that placed the hold. In order to remove a hold, you will need to contact the corresponding department directly. You may use the UTSA online directory to search for department contact information.
 


Adding a Course Late

Graduate students may not add a class after Census Date. Check the academic calendar each semester and be aware of your deadlines. 

Census Date is defined as the 12th class day for Fall or Spring semesters and Summer terms of 10 weeks or longer and the fourth class day for terms of more than five weeks, but less than 10 weeks. For terms of five weeks or less, please refer to the official registration calendar online for the specific semester in which the drop occurs.
 


Further Information      

  1. Adding a Class
  2. Dropping a class or Withdrawing from all Classes
  3. Payment deadlines
  4. Academic Calendar

myUTSA Email

Your myUTSA Account is essential for accessing resources at UTSA. Your myUTSA Account is used to login to ASAP, Blackboard, Housing Applications, Financial Aid Claims, and other UTSA network resources.

Before accessing any of these resources, you must first ACTIVATE your myUTSA Account. To learn more information and view directions for activating your myUTSA Account, click here.

For more help regarding activation of your myUTSA account, contact Enrollment Services at 210.458.8000, option 3.

Graduate School Orientation

 

You are about to start an exciting journey of self-improvement, professional growth, and academic excellence. Graduate School Orientation provides the opportunity to receive an overview of how to succeed in graduate school, including the resources and student services available to you.


Spring 2016 Orientation


Saturday, January 9, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: H-E-B University Center Ballrooms

REGISTER

Orientation Handouts

Online Orientation Option (not avaiable at this time)

Get oriented to graduate school from the comfort of your own home. The Graduate School offers the online option to provide the information that will get you ready for graduate school. Instructions for logging into the webinar will be provided via email by GoToWebinar after you register and prior to the session.  Please register for only one of the two sessions: 

 

How to be Successful in Graduate School

Drs. Kimberly Kline, Amaury Nora, Heather Shipley and Graduate Student Association President, Vincent Perez, discuss their views on how to maintain a successful tenure in graduate school during Graduate School Orientation.

Trouble seeing this video? View it directly on YouTube.

Tuition & Fees

As a student, it is your responsibility to ensure that all documents necessary for your financial aid are complete and received by UTSA. You MUST login to ASAP to review your account.

Pursuant to state law, The University of Texas System Board of Regents is authorized to set tuition. An email will be sent to your designated email address when your bill is available. Please log in to your ASAP account to view your bill.

Learn more:

Off-Campus Life

San Antonio offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment, from visiting the Alamo and the Riverwalk to attending one of our five-time champion San Antonio Spurs games. In April, join your friends to celebrate Fiesta San Antonio

For more information on what San Antonio has to offer, visit the official Visit San Antonio website


The Riverwalk in Downtown San Antonio

Parking & Transportation

UTSA Parking & Transportation is overseen by Business Auxiliary Services (BAS).

Parking Permits

If you plan to use your vehicle on campus, you must have a parking permit at all times. The Business Auxiliary Services Parking Division offers various parking permits to students. It is strongly encouraged that you purchase your student parking permit via your ASAP account prior to the first day of class.

  • Parking Permit Information: Click here to learn more about the different types of available permits. 


Purchase Your Permit

View on YouTube:  Ordering Your Parking Permit

Login to ASAP to purchase your permit now. https://asap.utsa.edu/

  • Step 1: Login using your myUTSA ID and passphrase
  • Step 2: Click on the “Student Services” tab
  • Step 3: Click on the “Business Auxiliary Services Parking Division” link
  • Step 4: Follow the on screen steps to select and purchase your permit.


Parking on Campus

BAS will help you find the best place to park and offers a variety of parking permits that meet your needs and budget. Short term parking is also available at an hourly rate.

If you park on campus, parking rules and regulations are enforced at all times. If you receive a citation (parking ticket), please visit the Business Auxiliary Services office.

For more information on parking, click here.  


Transportation On and Off Campus

UTSA students have access to on campus transportation and San Antonio VIA bus transportation for commuting between the Main and Downtown campuses. For more information on the VIA Transit System, click here

UTSA Shuttles offer several on and off campus routes. They can be identified by the UTSA logo or by bus signage. For more information on shuttle services, including routes and schedules, click here


International Orientation

International Orientation is a special program designed to meet the needs of all incoming new international students and introduce them to the UTSA community.

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION IS MANDATORY FOR ALL NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

Failure to attend International Orientation will result in students not being able to register for courses.

For more information, click here

Student Activities

Great events are always happening at UTSA! Join us for Best Fest in the Fall, Graduate Student Appreciation Week in the Spring, and much more. For a calendar of events happening on campus, click here

If you are insterested in joining a student organization, please visit our current students webpage to view a list of gradaute student organizations.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Congratulations! The Graduate School is pleased to welcome you to The University of Texas at San Antonio. As a new graduate student at UTSA, there are several important steps to complete before you arrive on campus. Please use the checklist below to ensure you have completed all necessary steps and are ready to begin your graduate program.

  • Confirm your Intent to Enroll
    Submit your “Confirm Intent to Enroll” online through ASAP

  • Apply for Financial Aid
    Apply early to receive the best opportunities for funding. Complete the FAFSA online

  • Bacterial Meningitis
    If you are under the age of 30, you must provide proof that you received the bacterial meningitis vaccination. Click here to learn more.

  • Activate myUTSA ID
    Your myUTSA ID is required for accessing UTSA resources, including ASAP, Blackboard, housing applications, financial aid, and more. Click here to activate your account.

  • Check your holds
    Log in to your ASAP account to determine if you have holds that could prevent you from registering. Contact the department that placed the hold to learn more.

  • Contact your Graduate Advisor
    Your advisor can provide valuable information about your department, your academics, and registering for classes. Click here for a list of advisors.

  • Register for Graduate Orientation
    Click here
    to visit the Orientation page and register.

  • Register for International Orientation
    International Students Only: Please contact OIP to learn more about the mandatory International Orientation. Click here to visit their website.

  • Register for Classes*
    Visit ASAP to get registered.
    *International students must attend International Orientation prior to registering for classes.

  • Check in with your Department
    Each college/department conducts an orientation to provide department-specific information. Please contact your department directly for information on the date, time, and location.

  • Get your UTSACard
    The UTSACard is the official ID card of the UTSA community. You must be registered for classes in order to obtain your card. Visit Business Auxiliary Services to get yours: Main Campus (MS 1.01.52) or Downtown Campus (FSB 1.506).

  • Purchase a Parking Permit
    Various permits are available to students. Log in to ASAP to purchase your permit before classes start.

  • Purchase Textbooks
    Click here
    to visit the University Bookstore online.

Teaching Assistant Training

Teaching Assistant training is offered by the Teaching and Learning Services. This training may be mandatory. Please check with your department to find out if they require this training.

To learn more about TA Training, click here

UTSA Campuses

The University of Texas at San Antonio is comprised of three separate campuses: the Main Campus, the Downtown Campus, and the HemisFair Park Campus (ITC).

Main Campus

The UTSA Main Campus is located off of IH-10 and HWY 1604. With 29 buildings on 725 acres, the Main Campus houses the majority of UTSA’s graduate programs and provides a variety of amenities to students. To learn more about the Main Campus, click here
 


Downtown Campus

The UTSA Downtown Campus is located west of I-35 in the historic Cattleman Square District. Many of the Downtown Campus students also take classes at the Main Campus; transportation is available between campuses. To learn more about the Downtown Campus, click here
 


The Institute of Texan Cultures

The Institute of Texan Cultures is located in downtown San Antonio on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, a short walk from the Alamo and the River Walk. The 182,000-square-foot complex features 65,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and displays that tell the stories of Texans. To learn more about the HemisFair Park Campus, click here

UTSACard


Learn more about the UTSA Card by clicking here
 

You are encouraged to obtain your UTSACard prior to Orientation and your first class:

  • Obtain your UTSACard at either the Main Campus office (Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS), room 1.01.52) or the Downtown Campus office (Frio Street Building (FS), room 1.506).
  • During the first week of the semester, the UTSACard offices on both campuses will have extended hours.
  • A valid photo ID (driver's license, military, state issued, or current passport) is required to obtain your UTSACard.
  • You must be registered for at least one course before obtaining your UTSACard.
  • Students acquiring their UTSACard for the first time will not be charged a fee.
  • Call 210.458.4639 or email UTSACard@utsa.edu for questions or office hours.

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