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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change the term or program on a graduate application that hasn’t been submitted?

  • Log back into the online application.
  • This will direct you to a landing page that will display your In Progress applications.
  • If you wish to change the term, please click on the “Edit” button and make the correct changes.
  • If you wish to change the program, please click the “Start New Application” button at the bottom of the list. This will transfer information that you previously entered in your application, but allow you to select a new program.

How do I change my program of interest after submitting the online graduate application?

If you have already submitted your application, you will need to submit a new application to the correct program, as well as a non-refundable application fee. The application system is program-specific, so please verify that you are applying to the correct program to ensure that all requirements are met for your program of interest.

Can I submit my graduate application even though all my supplemental documents and transcripts may not be submitted or requested?

Yes. The admissions team will update your status as your official documents become available to us. Make sure you submit all required items prior to the program’s posted deadline.

How do I track my graduate application status?

If you have access to ASAP, our automated student access program, you can check your document status online by following these instructions:

  1. Log into ASAP
  2. Select "Student Services" tab
  3. Select "Admissions" link
  4. Select "Display Application" link
  5. Choose your current application term
  6. View your admissions status
  7. If you do not have access to ASAP yet, please check your status by emailing the Admissions team at GraduateAdmissions@utsa.edu to determine which application items have been received or may still be required for processing.

How do I defer my graduate application?

Students who have been accepted into a master’s program can defer attendance one long semester. Students granted admission to a master’s program at UTSA who do not register for courses the semester of admittance or for the following long semester must reapply for admission.

Note: Some programs offer entry only for the Fall term or may not offer Summer admission. These programs are not eligible for deferral and will require a new application to be submitted, as well as a non-refundable application fee.

Doctoral students do not qualify for deferral. Doctoral students who are admitted but do not register for courses the semester of admittance are required to reapply and pay a nonrefundable application fee for the next available term, by the application deadline.

Any subsequent application for admission must be in accordance with current admission requirements and deadlines. New transcripts, test scores, and other supporting documents are required after one academic year, since files for admitted students who do not register for courses are not retained after that period.

To submit a deferral request, please log into ASAP and go to the “Student Services” tab. Please select Graduate School, fill out the “Deferral Request” form, and submit online.

How many semesters can I defer my graduate admission/application?

Students who have been accepted into a master’s program can defer attendance one long semester. Students granted admission to a master’s program at UTSA who do not register for courses the semester of admittance or for the following long semester must reapply for admission.

Note: Some programs offer entry only for the Fall term or may not offer Summer admission. These programs are not eligible for deferral and will require a new application to be submitted, as well as a non-refundable application fee.

Doctoral students do not qualify for deferral. 

What are the requirements for my graduate program?

Review the list of available Graduate Programs to determine the specific requirements for your program of interest. Requirements vary by program.

What are the minimum GRE/GMAT test scores for graduate school?

The Graduate School does not specify a required minimum for the GRE/GMAT. It is recommended that you contact the Graduate Advisor of Record to determine if your program of interest has a required minimum score.

An applicant’s performance on a standardized test is considered together with other required admissions criteria when making an admissions or competitive scholarship decision. A GRE/GMAT score will not be used as the sole criteria for consideration of an applicant or as the primary criteria to end consideration of an applicant.

Does the GRE/GMAT test score expire for graduate admission consideration?

Yes. At the time of application deadline, the test scores must be less than five (5) years old. The applicant will be required to retake the test if the scores presented are older than five years.

Do I qualify as a domestic student?

Domestic students are those students who are United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States. If you are currently in the US on a visa of any kind, you are considered an international applicant.

Why was I denied for graduate admission?

If you have received a denial decision and have questions regarding your decision, please contact the Graduate Advisor of Record in the department.

Do I have to mail the Residency Questionnaire at the end of the graduate application?

No. The residency questionnaire is included within the online application and should be filled out in its entirety. If we have questions regarding your residency standing or if further supporting documents are required, we will contact you by email or mail.

Do I apply for financial aid before or after I apply to graduate school?

As soon as possible. We encourage every domestic applicant to submit the FAFSA prior to applying to provide additional funding opportunities.

For further questions regarding financial assistance please contact the Office of Financial Aid at FinancialAid@utsa.edu or visit the Financial Aid website.

How much is graduate school tuition?

Tuition and fees are subject to change. The most up-to-date current tuition schedule can be located on the  Fiscal Services website. 

Are graduate students required to submit proof of a bacterial meningitis vaccination?

Yes. Proof of immunization against meningitis is now required for all new UTSA students under the age of 22 to allow registration for coursework. Please visit UTSA Student Health Services or click the “Bacterial Meningitis” link at http://utsa.edu/health/ for the detailed requirements and action steps. You are strongly encouraged to obtain your bacterial meningitis vaccination prior to entering the United States or moving to the UTSA area.

What is the institutional code for UTSA The Graduate School?

The institutional code for the GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL examination is 6919. A department code is not required. IELTS does not utilize a code system. 

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