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

College Planning Agenda

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 Brownsville campus planning events at your high school and get to know university staff.
  • Apply online for admission at 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 & Recruitment 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

  • Schedule to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam
  • Begin applying for private and public scholarships
  • Visit the Brownsville campus, meet staff and faculty, and attend college planning events

November

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

December

  • Visit the Brownsville campus, meet staff and faculty, and attend college planning events
  • Apply for university scholarships

January

  • Attend Financial Aid Nights
  • Continue applying for scholarships
  • Visit the Financial Aid, Enrollment Center @ The Tower, Main 1.100 for a one-to-one consultation with a Financial Aid advisor
  • Apply for financial aid online at 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 Financial Aid. Keep copies of all documents submitted.

March

  • Follow up with Admissions & Recruitment and Financial Aid to make sure you have fulfilled all application requirements
  • Review campus housing options and submit a housing application
  • Visit the Brownsville campus and meet with an Enrollment Specialist
    (956) 882-8295

April

  • Review important dates and deadlines for registration, financial aid, payments, and housing

May

  • Review your financial aid award
  • Sign up and make plans to attend Orientation
  • Request your official transcript from your high school and submit it to Admissions and Recruitment

June to August

  • Attend Orientation
  • Register for fall classes, if you have not done so already
  • Meet with an academic advisor, if you have not already
  • Pay for classes by the payment deadline
  • Buy books and a parking permit
Admissions & Recruitment
Show Office Hours & Staff ( + )

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

For comments and questions, please contact the Webmaster.