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After Registration

Veteran Services & Financial Aid

Refunds

A full or partial refund may be possible for dropped courses contingent on the date of a drop and the official start of the term. See the Refund Schedule in the University Catalog for more detailed information.

Students may drop courses at any time during the semester, but before administration of final exams or final lab exercises, and only if approved by the program director, associate dean, or other designated official. Withdrawal grades may consist of W (Withdrawal), WP (Withdrew Passing) or WF (Withdrew Failing). Students should check the University Catalog section specific to their respective schools for applicable grades. Students should also note that dropped courses will count towards the “attempted credit hours” for the purpose of calculating excess hours under Texas Education Code Texas Education Code §54.068 and §61.0595 for undergraduate students, and Texas Education Code §54.012 for doctoral students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, including Nursing Ph.D. students.

Six Course Drop Limit

Which institutions are affected by the Six-Course drop limit?

Texas public community colleges, technical institutes/colleges, health science institutions offering undergraduate course work, and universities must comply with the legislation.

Which students are affected by the Six-Course drop limit?

Those who enroll as entering freshmen students or first-time-in-college (FTIC) students in undergraduate courses offered through an affected institution of higher education for the first time during the fall 2007 semester or any subsequent semester are subject to course drop limit restrictions.

Are any students exempt from this legislation?

Students who received course credit posted on an official transcript at a Texas public institution or any other regionally accredited institution of higher education before Fall 2007 are exempt from this legislation.

Which drops are not considered to be a part of the six-drop course limit?

Classes dropped prior to the census date are not part of the six-drop course limit. Additionally, courses that are dropped prior to the first class day are not part of the limit.

What is considered to be a dropped course?

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has clarified the definition of a dropped course. A course drop is a credit course not completed by an undergraduate student who:

1) Is enrolled at the Official Date of Record (ODR) in a course that is (or will be) recorded on the official transcript;

2) Will not receive a grade

3) Will not incur an academic penalty

4) Does not withdraw from the institution by dropping all courses

What happens when I drop a course after the census date?

Once the Office of the University Registrar receives the drop form, an academic coordinator from the office will send you a Drop Reason Form that must be completed prior to the drop being processed. Once processed, you will receive notification that the drop has been completed.

Enrollment Verification

What is Enrollment Verification?

Students may need to verify their enrollment status while at the UT Health Science Center.  This official documents can be sent to various agencies and organizations, including loan companies, health insures, future employers, automobile dealers, credit card companies, U.S. Veteran Affairs, etc.

The UT Health Science Center contracts with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide free self-service official enrollment verifications to currently enrolled students.  The service is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and is supplies with enrollment data immediately following each official census date with updates approximately every 55 days.

How do I order it?

To order an enrollment verification, go to inside.uthscsa.edu, select the “My Page” tab at the top left, look for the “enterprise Menu” box and click on “Verify Student Enrollment.” This will take you directly to the National Student Clearinghouse Student Self-Service Site.  Once on the NSC website, enter all required login information, then select the type of verification desired (current Enrollment or All Enrollment). A printable .pdf file will be produced.  This .pdf file is an OFFICIAL document that may be submitted to loan companies, health insurers, etc. as proof of your enrollment.

Please contact the Office of the University Registrar for further questions.

Email: Registrars@uthscsa.edu
Phone: (210) 567-2621

Applying for Graduation

Graduation Application & Procedures

It is the responsibility of the candidate to apply for graduation online in the Student Center via The Portal the semester prior to anticipated graduation. Students may expect to receive an email through their UTHSCSA LiveMail accounts once the application is available to them for completion. Note that the email will reach students in the term preceding their scheduled term of graduation. (For example, students expecting to graduate in the spring will receive an email prompt in the fall.) Failure to receive and/or read said email is not grounds for failing to apply for graduation online..

Online submission of the Application for Graduation will prompt an audit of your academic record to ensure you are eligible to graduate and have completed all requirements to receive your award.  Information provided by the student is used in commencement programs.  Your degree will be published using your full legal name. For detailed instructions on submitting the Graduation Application online, see here:

Instructions for Submitting the Graduation Application Online

Program Requirements

For specific requirements pertaining to your program, please visit your school’s graduation section in the University Catalog.

Important Reminders

  • Registration Status: You must be registered in the semester the certificate or degree is to be conferred.
  • Graduation Fee:  A fee authorized by Section 54.504 of the Texas Education Code, charged to defray the expense of preparing students’ diplomas, auditing for degree requirements, and other services related to the graduation process. A $100.00 fee is assessed for the first degree and an additional$50.00 is assessed for each additional degree earned in the same term. A fee of $25.00 is assessed for graduation applications submitted after the deadline. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to subsequent terms of enrollment.
  • Change of Name: If you wish to change your diploma name, or if it is different on record, contact the Office of the University Registrar as soon as possible. You must take proper documentation, such as an official marriage certificate, official adoption documents, official court order name-change documents, etc. to the Office of the University Registrar. Office of the University Registrar is located in the School of Medicine Building, Room 317L, Long Central Campus.
  • Exit Interview: Students who have received financial assistance must complete an Exit Interview managed by Financial Aid.

For more information and details regarding graduation and commencement, see here:

http://students.uthscsa.edu/registrar/2013/08/graduating-students-questions-checklists/

Census Date

What is Census Date?

The Census Date is the date defined by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) on which an official and final enrollment count is recorded for submission to The THECB.  actual day on which the Census Date falls is contingent on the length of the semester.

Your Census Date is published on your school’s official academic calendar.

Why is it important?

Due to the reporting that must commence for submission to The THECB, it is the last date to register for or drop any classes, and it is the last day to be reclassified as a Texas resident for tuition purposes. Enrollment verifications may be obtained the business day following Census Date. Finally, to be counted for state aid, students must be registered on or by the Census Date, and the institution must collect tuition and fees from each student in full, or have formal, documented payment arrangements on record with the Bursar’s Office.

Enrollment and Registration

Add / Drop Classes

Students may add and drop courses via the web during official Web Registration days.

Apply Now

Learn about upcoming deadlines, checklists, and where to apply for each program.

Census Dates

The census date is the date for official enrollment reporting for the University. Learn how the census dates can affect your residency, student aide, verification for enrollment, etc.

Excess Hours

Students can be charged non-resident tuition if their semester hours substantially exceed the requirements of the degree plan.

Holds

Students are responsible for assuring that there are no blocks before registration.

New Student Checklist

The new student checklist shows 12 steps to help you prior to orientation. Learn about immunizations, financial aid, the student portal, etc.

Re-Admission

An application for readmission by a student who has previously withdrawn is subject to the same requirements.

Residency

Students whose residence status is not clearly established should complete a Residency Questionnaire so that a university decision may be determined.

Visiting Students

A student who wishes to attend the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio as a student visitor will need to learn about the admission process.

Excess Hours

What are Excess Hours?

Students may be charged non-resident tuition if their total semester credit hours attempted and earned exceed the number of semester credit hours required for completion of the degree sought.

Who is affected?

Undergraduate Students:

  • If a student began undergraduate coursework before Fall 1999, the student is exempt from excess hours legislation.
  • Undergraduate students who enroll in Fall 1999 or subsequent semesters are considered to be in ‘excess hours’ if their total attempted semester credit hours exceed more than 45 credit hours beyond the required number of hours for the completion of the degree program in which they are enrolled.
  • Undergraduate students who enrolled in Fall 2006 or subsequent are considered to be in ‘excess hours’ if their total attempted semester credit hours exceed more than 30 credit hours beyond the required number of hours for the completion of the degree program in which they enrolled.

Graduate Students:

  • Hours taken at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (other than those taken for the MD/DDS professional programs) that exceed the 99-hour or 130-hour limits at the Doctoral level may not be reported by the UTHSCSA for state funding. As such, all doctoral students exceeding this limit are assessed the non-resident tuition rate regardless of their residency status or any appointment, fellowship, or other circumstance that would normally entitle them to resident tuition rates.

Additional Information:

  • Print UT Health Science Center Excess Hours Policy
  • Reference Codes:
    • The Texas Education Code 54.068 and 61.595
    • The Texas Administrative Code Chapter 13, Subchapter F, 13.102-13.108
    • Texas Education Code 54.012
    • Please contact the Office of the University Registrar for further questions.

FERPA

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records and affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. FERPA applies to those institutions that require funding from the Department of Education and guarantees students three primary rights: to inspect and review their education records; to seek to amend education records; and to exercise some control over the disclosure of information from those education records.

Students at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio have the right of confidentiality under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Generally, no one outside the institution shall have access to, nor will the institution disclose any information from students’ educational records without the student’s written consent.

The Health Science Center accords all the rights under the law to students who are declared independent. However, student education records may be released without written consent for legitimate educational interest. Legitimate educational interest is access to educational records by appropriate Health Science Center administrators, faculty members, staff members or contractors acting on behalf of the Health Science Center, who require such access in order to perform their legitimate educational and business purposes of the student or Health Science Center.

Within the Health Science Center community, only those members, individually or collectively, acting in the legitimate educational interest of the students are allowed access to student education records. A legitimate educational interest is determined by the appropriate administrator from the Office of the University Registrar in consultation with the Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs and the appropriate school-specific Dean.  Release of information to a school official having a legitimate educational interest does not serve as permission to share that information with a third party without the student’s written permission. 

A record of requests for disclosure and such disclosure of personally identifiable information from student education records shall be maintained by the Office of the University Registrar for each student and will also be made available for inspection pursuant to this policy.

Directory Information

The Health Science Center designates the personally identifiable information contained in a student’s education records listed below as “directory information” in order that the university may at its discretion, disclose the information without a student’s further prior written consent. Students may withhold all or part of the directory information by making changes on the Student Portal (inside. uthscsa portal).  Students requesting that all Directory Information be withheld will have only their first and last name, middle initial, school, photograph, and class listed in the Directory.

As such and at its discretion, the Health Science Center may release historical student and directory Information:

  •  name, address, telephone number, e-mail address;
  • photograph;
  • date and place of birth;
  • major field of study;
  • participation in officially recognized activities;
  • dates of attendance;
  • most recent previous educational institution attended;
  • classification, level or year of study;
  • degrees and awards received;
  • date of graduation; and,
  • enrollment status (undergraduate, graduate or professional; full-time or part-time).

Non-Directory Information

Non-Directory Information is never released without the student’s written authorization.  These items include, but are not limited to:

  • student schedule
  • course enrollment
  • grade point average
  • academic standing
  • grades earned

If you have questions regarding the release of student information, contact the Registrar at registrars@uthscsa.edu or call 567-2621.

For information about FERPA, please view the  Family Education Rights and Privacy (FERPA) Policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my domain user ID and password?

Your Health Science Center domain user ID and password are the same as your Health Science Center e-mail user ID and password. If you are not able to successfully sign in to the University Portal (“Inside UTHSCSA”), contact the IMS Help Desk at IMS-ServiceDesk@uthscsa.edu or 567-7777 or visit a Help Desk. Help Desks are located in Room 436L, and in the Briscoe Library on the 3rd Floor.

Can I register if I have a “hold”?

All registration holds must be cleared before you will be eligible to enroll via the Student Center self-service site. Contact the department listed in the Holds box at the upper right corner of the Student Center screen.

(NOTE: Some holds may not be able to be cleared immediately, so check your hold status as soon as possible.)

To check your holds, login to the University Portal (“Inside UTHSCSA”) using your Health Science Center domain user ID and password. Then click on the following links:

Student Administration>Self-Service>Student Center

Holds are displayed in a box at the upper right corner of the Student Center screen.

Will I receive a bill for tuition and fees?

You will not receive a bill in the mail directly from the Bursar’s Office. The Bursar’s office will send an e-mail to all students following the close of Web Registration instructing you to check your account for the amount owed via the Student Center self-service site. It is your responsibility to make any efforts necessary to obtain your balance through the online Student Center and make payment or payment arrangements accordingly. If you have any questions about the billing process, contact the Bursar’s Office at 210-567-2556 or bursar4students@uthscsa.edu.

Failure to pay by the published deadline will make you subject to a $100 late fee. Failure to pay by the official census date will result in your being PERMANENTLY dropped from your classes. Check your respective school Academic Calendar at

http://studentservices.uthscsa.edu/GI_AcademicCalendars.aspx  to confirm your dates.

***Students that add/drop or late register must also check their bills online. Please allow the Bursar’s Office 24 hours following your add/drop or late registration to update your tuition and fees. Payment for added classes or late registration is due by the official census date. Check your respective school Academic Calendar at http://studentservices.uthscsa.edu/GI_AcademicCalendars.aspx to confirm your date. Failure to pay for late registration by the official census date will result in your being permanently dropped from your classes. ***

When is payment for tuition and fees due?

Tuition and fees must be paid by 4:30 p.m. (in person)/12:00 p.m. midnight (on-line) on the last business day BEFORE the official first day of class.  Failure to pay by the published deadline will make you subject to a $100 late fee. Failure to pay by the official census date will result in your being permanently dropped from your classes. Check your respective school Academic Calendar at  http://studentservices.uthscsa.edu/GI_AcademicCalendars.aspx to confirm your dates.

What if I qualify for a tuition waiver?

If you qualify for a tuition waiver that allows you to pay special tuition rates despite your residency status, you must provide appropriate documentation prior to the official first day of class. This includes, but is not limited to, Teaching/Research Assistant waivers and waivers associated with the military. Updates to your tuition and fees will not be made after the census date. . Check your respective school Academic Calendar at http://studentservices.uthscsa.edu/GI_AcademicCalendars.aspx to confirm your dates. Most tuition waivers, including those associated with designated teaching positions and military status, are managed by the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran’s  Services website:  http://studentservices.uthscsa.edu/financialAid.aspx

Do I have to confirm health insurance coverage EVERY semester/term?

Each term you must verify medical insurance coverage through the university on the Student Center (via ‘Inside UTHSCSA’) when you register online. You may confirm private coverage or opt for coverage through the university, in which case the appropriate fees will be assessed with your tuition and fees. If your insurance status, details, or needs change at any point during the term, it is your responsibility to report this.   Once paid for via the university and the associated fees, the insurance fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

My health insurance has changed in the middle of the term, who do I contact to report the change?

Contact the Office of Student Life at (210)567-2654 Room 314L MED.

How do I know what classes to take?

If you are uncertain which classes you are required to take for the semester, contact your department and/or academic advisor. They will assist you in choosing your classes.

Is there anything else I need to do before starting the new term?

Make sure your address and phone numbers are updated. Instructions for changing your contact information are available at http://studentservices.uthscsa.edu/GI_computing.aspx. You could miss important correspondence from your department or other key university offices by failing to keep your contact information current.

How may I obtain verification of my enrollment?

The Health Science Center contracts with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide free self-service official enrollment verifications to currently enrolled students. The service is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and is supplied by the Health Science Center with enrollment data immediately following each official census date with updates approximately every 55 days.

To access the NSC Web site, sign in to the University Portal (“Inside UTHSCSA”)menu bar then click on Verify Student Enrollment in the Enterprise Menu box. Clicking on this link will take you directly to the NSC Student Self-Service Site Login page.  Once on the NSC Web site, enter all required login information then select the type of verification desired (Current Enrollment or All Enrollment). A printable .pdf will be produced. This .pdf is an OFFICIAL document that may be submitted to loan companies, health insurers, etc. as proof of your enrollment.

Questions/concerns regarding this document may be directed to the Health Science Center, Office of the Registrar at registrars@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2621.

How do I obtain a copy of my Immunization Record when I was enrolled as a student?

Currently enrolled students can access their immunization record by accessing the Student Center.  Log onto the University Portal (“Inside UTHSCSA”) using your Health Science Center domain user ID and password. Then click on the following links:

Student Administration>Self-Service>Student Center

The Immunization Record link is on the lower right hand corner.

Former students should contact the Student Health Center at 210-567-WELL (9355).

 Who do I contact to obtain a copy of my Liability Insurance?

Contact your Dean’s office.

What is FERPA, and why is it important?

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Students at the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio have the right to confidentiality under the federal FERPA.  Generally, no one outside of the institution shall have access to, nor will the institution disclose any information from student’s educational records without the student’s written consent.  However, student education records may be released without written consent for legitimate educational interest.  Legitimate educational interested is access to educational records by appropriate Health Science Center administrators, faculty members, staff members or contractors acting on behalf of the Health Science Center, who require such access in order to perform their legitimate educational and business purposes of the student or Health Science Center.

Only Directory information, as defined by the educational institution, may be released without the written authorization of the Student.  FERPA allows, but does not mandate, the release of information classified as “directory information”.  Directory Information as defined by UT Health Science Center includes:

 name, address, telephone number, e-mail address; photograph; date and place of birth; major field of study; participation in officially recognized activities; dates of attendance; most recent previous educational institution attended; classification; degrees and awards received; date of graduation; and, enrollment status (undergraduate, graduate or professional; full-time or part-time)

Non-directory information is never released without the student’s written authorization.  These items include, but are not limited to: student schedule and course enrollment, grade point average, academic standing, and grades earned.

How do I block the release of the information?

A student may withhold all or part of the directory information by making changes on the Student Portal (Inside UTHSCSA) or submitting a Change of Information form to the Office of the Registrar.

Where can I get my class schedule?

Class Schedules can be found on the Health Science Center website: http://studentservices.uthscsa.edu/gi_schedules.aspx

Is there a cost for a transcript and how do I place an order?

Transcripts are $10.00 per transcript. For expedited shipping service via UPS/FEDEX/ DHL next business day, there is an additional $12.50 per address. The transcript will be produced within 1-2 business days (non-expedited). Transcripts are available for pick up after 10:00a.m.  Photo identification is required for transcript pick-up. Written authorization from the student is required for transcript pick-up by an individual other than the student.

Transcript may be requested in person at the Office of the Registrar, by mail, or through the National Student Clearinghouse provided a HOLD has not been placed on your records.

  • In Person:

Office of the Registrar is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and is located in room 317L in the School of Medicine Building on the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus (central campus). Payment accepted: cash, check or credit card.

  • Mail:

HSC Transcript Request Form:  To order a transcript(s) by mail, print, fully complete, and mail the Health Science Center Transcript Request Form along with a Check or Money order:

UT Health Science Center
Office of the Registrar – MSC 7702
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio TX 78229-3900

  • National Student Clearinghouse (online):The UT Health Science Center San Antonio has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide online transcript ordering service to current and former students for an additional fee. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After being ordered through the NSC, transcripts are then processed by the Health Science Center Office of the Registrar. Orders placed after regular working hours are processed the next business day. Online transcript requests submitted while the Health Science Center is closed for holidays will be processed in the order in which they were received when the Health Science Center Office of the Registrar reopens.The web site walks you through placing your order, including describing delivery options and all applicable fees. You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session. To ensure confidentiality and to comply with federal regulations governing educational records, you must authenticate yourself. You will be presented with the Consent to Release form. You then have two options.
    1. Sign the consent form using your mouse as a virtual pen.
    2. Print, sign, and return the document to the NSC via mail, fax, or by scanning the document and forwarding by e-mail. The NSC address, fax, and e-mail information are located on the consent form itself. Do not return the consent form to the Health Science Center.

In addition to the convenience of credit card payment, the online service provides e-mail notifications once orders are received and processed by the Health Science Center Office of the Registrar. Credit cards are charged after the transcript(s) is sent.

How do I change my name?

Complete a Change of Information Form and provide the Office of the Registrar a copy of the legal name change document, such as an official marriage license, official adoption documents, official court order name change document, etc.  This can be done in person at the Office of the Registrar on central campus or by mail.

How do I change my address and phone number?

Students can change their address and phone number by login to the University Portal (“Inside UTHSCSA”) or completing a Change of Information Form at the Office of the Registrar.  Location: room 317L in the School of Medicine Building on the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus (central campus).

How can I verify a Degree?

Degree Verification is handled by the National Student Clearinghouse. Website: http://www.studentclearinghouse.org/ or by phone at 703-742-4200.

I have a licensure document that needs to be completed, to whom do I forward it?

If the licensure document requests name of student, degree awarded, date degree received and attendance dates,  have the requestor submit the request to the National Student Clearinghouse at http://www.studentclearinghouse.org/.

Otherwise, mail the document to:

UT Health Science Center
Office of the Registrar – MSC 7702
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio TX 78229-3900

How can I obtain a copy of my diploma?

The Office of the Registrar does not provide copies of diplomas. A replacement diploma may be requested. Complete the Duplicate Diploma Request form. If your legal name has been changed since graduation, you must provide a copy of legal name change. The payment scale is as follows:

$50 for diploma/certificate – allow 3-4 weeks for delivery

$125 for diploma/certificate produced on a “rush” basis. This includes the cost of the diploma as well as expedites delivery, one week for processing.

 What are the basic rules to establish Texas residency?

The Residency Questionnaire must be turned in prior to the census date of the term in order for a reclassification to be effective for that term.

The Office of the Registrar is guided by the Texas Education Code, the Rules and Regulation for Determining Residence Status of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and university regulations. Under the State statutes and regulations, a student is classified as a resident of Texas, non-resident, or foreign student.

  • A resident is an individual who is either a U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident alien, or an alien who has been permitted by Congress to adopt the U.S. as her or his domicile while in the United States, and who has otherwise met the State requirements for establishing residency for tuition purposes.
  • A non-resident is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the U.S. or an alien who has been permitted by Congress to adopt the U.S. as her or his domicile while in this country, and who has not met the State’s requirement for establishing residency for tuition purposes.
  • A foreign student is an alien who is not a permanent resident of the U.S. or has not been permitted by Congress to adopt the U.S. as her/his domicile.

Establishing residency is complex but they generally required that an independent individual (18 years of age or older) establish a domicile in Texas and reside in the State for a period of 12 months prior to the census date of the academic term in which the person is enrolled. For minors and dependents, the parents or court-appointed legal guardian must have established a domicile and meet the residency requirements. The minor or dependent must be eligible to be claimed by the parent or court-appointed legal guardian on their federal income tax.

An individual may also be classified as a Texas resident if the individual (1) graduated from a public or private high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in Texas, and (2) resided in Texas for at least three years as of the date the person graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma, and (3) continuously resided in Texas for one year prior to the census date of the academic term in which the person is enrolled. An individual is classified as a Texas resident until the individual establishes a residence outside of the state of Texas.

The following visa holders are eligible to establish a domicile in the United States and have the same privilege of qualifying for Texas residency as U.S. citizens: A-1, A-2, A-3, E-1, E-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, G-5, H-1B, H-4, dependents of H-1B, I, K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4, L1a, L1b, L-2, NATO 1-7, O-1, O-2, O-3; dependents of O-1, R-1, R-2, V, OP-1, I-551, or I-688/A/B visas that have not expired. In order for these cardholders to be eligible for resident tuition, residency must be established.

An individual who is classified as a non-resident or foreign student may qualify, under certain exceptions, for resident tuition rates and other charges while continuing to be classified as a non-resident or a foreign student.

ADMISSIONS Questions

 

What is the deadline to apply?

Review the application deadlines at http://studentservices.uthscsa.edu/pdf/AppDeadlines.pdf

How do I apply?

Admissions requirements are outlined in the Health Science Center Catalog.   Schools and programs at the Health Science Center utilize a variety of application services.   Application fees vary.

Dental:

Doctor of Dental Surgery Application:

Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service at www.utsystem.edu/tmdsas

Non Texas Resident only – American Association of Dental Application Service (AADSAS) at www.adea.org/AADSAS/AADSAS _Main_Page.htm

 International Dentist Education Program (IDEP)  Information about admission and application requirements is detailed on the Dental School Web site: http://www.dental.uthscsa.edu/admissions.idep.html.

Also see: http://dental.uthscsa.edu/

Dental Advanced Education:

View the website: http://dental.uthscsa.edu/admissions/AdvEd_contact.php

Dental Hygiene

Application:

Apply Texas https://www.applytexas.org/

Further information: http://periodontics.uthscsa.edu/dentalhygiene/prospectivestudents.php

 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences:

Application:

Apply online at https://app.decisiondesk.com/clients/uthscsa/account/create

Further information:  http://gsbs.uthscsa.edu/students/overview.asp

 Health Professions:

Application:

Physician Assistant Studies program: CASPA https://portal.caspaonline.org/

All other School of Health Professions Programs:  https://www.applytexas.org/

Requirements:

http://shpwelcome.uthscsa.edu/

http://studentservices.uthscsa.edu/prospects_apply_ah.aspx

 Medicine:

Application:

Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service at www.utsystem.edu/tmdsas.

 Requirements:

http://som.uthscsa.edu/Admissions/prerequisites.asp

http://studentservices.uthscsa.edu/prospects_apply_med.aspx

 Deaf Education and Hearing Sciences:

Application: Apply Texas https://www.applytexas.org/

Requirements: http://www.uthscsa.edu/shp/dehs/index.asp

Nursing:  

Application:

NursingCAS http://nursingcas.org/

 Requirements: http://nursing.uthscsa.edu/students/ugrad.asp

   http://nursing.uthscsa.edu/students/grad.asp

Do I have to send transcripts from previous institutions?

Please follow the instructions provided by the application service.  If admitted, you will be required to supply the Office of the Registrar with copies of  final official transcripts from all previous insitutions.

What mailing address do I send my documents?

UT Health Science Center
Office of the Registrar – MSC 7702
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio TX 78229-3900

 

 

Graduating with Honors

Graduating with Honors and Distinction

Eligibility

It is the policy of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio to recognize the academic achievement of students with scholastic honors awarded upon graduation. Honors are denoted on official transcripts, but not on diplomas.

Latin Honors

Students whose final GPAs upon graduation fall within specified ranges qualify for Latin Honors, including Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude. Each of these are described further under University Procedures in the Catalog. Honors are not published on students’ diplomas, but are indicated on qualifying students’ final, official transcripts after all grades have been posted.

Graduating undergraduate students who earn particular GPAs at the end of their respective programs shall be recognized with the following notations based on the GPA ranges specified:

  • Cumulative GPA:  Cum Laude: 3.5-3.69
  • Cumulative GPA: Magna Cum Laude: 3.7-3.89
  • Cumulative GPA: Summa Cum Laude: 3.9-4.00

Graduate and professional-level students do not qualify for Latin honors as noted above.

Additional Honors and Distinctions and School Requirements

Each school and program has specific requirements to graduate with additional honors. These honors and the requirements to achieve them are detailed in the University Catalog.

Additional Information

Please contact the Office of the University Registrar for further questions.

Graduation

Apply for Graduation

It is the responsibility of the student to apply for graduation the semester prior to anticipated graduation, and to fill out an application for Graduation form.

Commencement Event

Get information about graduation and rehearsal schedules, parking, directions, photos, video, regalia, and invitations.

Dean’s List

It is the policy of The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio to recognize the academic achievement of students with scholastic honors awarded at the end of each term and at graduation.

Duplicate | Replacement Diploma

Your may print the Duplicate Diploma Form and send it to the Office of the Registrar along with payment, or you may request it in person at the Office of the Registrar. 

Graduating with Honors

Students whose final GPAs upon graduation fall within specified ranges qualify for Latin Honors, including Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude.