One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520 | 956-882-8200

BECOMING A OCELOT

AUGUST

  • Meet with your high school counselor to review high school graduation plans and college admissions requirements.
  • Obtain and explore career information.
  • Request college information.
  • Indentify college admissions and testing requirements, fees, important dates and deadlines.

SEPTEMBER

  • Attend UTB college planning events at your high school and get to know university staff.
  • Apply online for admission at www.applytexas.org.
  • Log on to UTB Online
  • If you did not take the SAT or ACT test during your junior year or if plan to retake these exams, register well in advance for an October or Noverber date.  
  • Request that your high school send your official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Recuiting after graduation.
  • Begin researching for outside scholarships in early fall (some applications are available in September).
  • Identify and meet deadlines for each scholarship application and fill out the applications completely.

OCTOBER

  • If you are not exempt , schedule to take the New TSI exam.
  • Begin applying for private and public scholarships.
  • Visit the UTB campus, meet staff and faculty, and attend college planning events.

NOVEMBER

  • Check admission status and review important dates and deadlines.
  • Research different forms of financial aid.
  • Request letters of reference and recommendation for scholarship applications from teachers, high school counselors, employers and others.

DECEMBER

  • Visit the UTB campus, meet staff and faculty, and attend college planning events.
  • Apply for research-based university scholarships.

JANUARY

  • Attend Financial Aid Nights.
  • Continue applying for scholarships.
  • Visit the UTB Office of Student Financial Assistance, Enrollment Center @ The Tower,Main1.100  for a one-to-one consultation with a Financial Aid Officer.
  • Apply for financial aid online at www.FAFSA.gov (UTB Code: 030646) as soon as possible after January 1 (priority deadline is March 1).

FEBRUARY

  • Complete and submit the application for UTB general university or other scholarships that have a March deadline.
  • Accepted applicants "Declare intent to enroll" via UTB Online.
  • Submit an application for the University Scholarship if you are in the top 10 percent of your graduating class.
  • Review your Student Aid Report, or "SAR. Make changes if necessary and submit requested documentation, such as copies of federal income tax returns and W-2’s, to the Office of Financial Aid. Keep copies of all documents submitted.

MARCH

  • Follow up with the Office of Admissions and Recruitment and the Office of Financial Aid to make sure you’ve fulfilled all application requirements.
  • Review campus housing options and submit a housing application if you choose.
  • Register online for Orientation (freshman orientation).
  • Visit the UTB campus, meet with Admissions staff.

APRIL

  • Review important dates and deadlines for registration, financial aid, payments, and housing.
  • Note that registration for summer and fall classes begins.

MAY

  • Review your financial aid award and sign up for a student loan session if required.

JUNE TO AUGUST

  • Attend Orientation.
  • Check to make sure your high school has sent your official, completed transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
  • Register for fall classes, if you have not done so already.
  • Meet with an academic advisor, if you haven’t already.
  • Pay for classes by the payment deadline.
  • Buy books and a parking permit.

Admissions and Recruitment

 Enrollment Center @ The Tower, Main 1.100

One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, Texas 78520

Phone: 956-882-8295
Fax: 956-882-7810
admissions@utb.edu

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