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Q:I'm planning to attend summer 1 and take two courses but would financial aid cover them or how does that work?

A:Financial aid eligiblity is dependent on each students qualifications. For one-on-one assistance conact our Office of Financial Aid, 956-882-8277. Our Enrollment Center located in Main is open M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for in person assistance. We do stay open on Tuesdays until 7 p.m.
4/11/2014 9:37 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:what are the classes you have to take in order to graduate in the criminology field (4 year degree) ?

A:Go to our undergraduate catalog for more information, http://www.utb.edu/vpaa/ucatalog/14-15/Pages/default.aspx
4/11/2014 9:25 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:Where can I ask for help for submitting a FAFSA application as a independent student for the first time?

A:Contact an Enrollment Specialist for one-on-one assistance, 956-882-8958.
4/11/2014 9:22 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:what time can we start registration?

A:Registration begins at 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
4/11/2014 9:21 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:I'm a student at utpa but I wanted to take a summer class in utb. what classes will be available? Do I need to apply to utb first?

A:Yes, you will need to apply via ApplyTexas.org. You would be a transient student, we will also need an official transcript from UTPA for our records. Upon meeting our admission criteria for transient students we will email you next steps to your new UTB email address. You can also see our transient checklist at utb.edu/ec. Send to: UT Brownsville Office of Transfer Services One West University Blvd. Brownsville, Texas 78520
4/11/2014 9:20 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:When does registration for summer courses start?

A:Summer registration is currently underway. For more information on specific summer sessions go to utb.edu/ec
4/11/2014 9:15 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:I skipped two years after I graduated high school and am now ready for college, is there any special application or do i do the same one i did in high school?

A:There is only one admission application, ApplyTexas.org Locate UT Brownsville on the list of universities and you will also need send an official transcript from your former high school to our Office of Admissions and Recruitment, One West Univeristy Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520 For more information on our first time freshman admissions criteria go to utb.edu/ec
4/11/2014 9:14 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:How can I apply for summer financial aid?

A:Contact our Office of Financial Aid for one-on-one assistance, 956-882-8277. Our Enrollment Center located in Main is also open M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays we close at 7 p.m.
4/11/2014 9:11 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:Apply on line

A:Go to ApplyTexas.org to submit an admission application to UT Brownsville. For one-on-one assistance you can contact an enrollment specialist, 956-882-8295.
4/11/2014 9:08 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:What time does registration start for 60+ credits on April 7. midnight?

A:Registration for all dates begins at 6 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m.
4/11/2014 9:07 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:where do I find the courses that are available for May session?

A:Go to utb.edu/courseschedule for assistance and to search the course schedule for May session.
4/11/2014 9:06 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:where can I register for the compass test

A:UTB no longer offers the Compass test. We now offer the state-mandated "NEW TSI". Students interested can contact our Testing Center for more information, 956-882-8875.
4/2/2014 9:06 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:What is TSI TEST

A:The New TSI testing is a state-mandated placement test for students entering a four-year university. The test results provide a guide to a students college-readiness in Reading, Writing and Math. Students who do not pass a portion of the TSI must complete developmental course work before enrolling in college-level courses.
3/17/2014 12:54 PM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:I just submitted my FAFSA. If the priority deadline was March 1, does that mean that submitting mine was useless?

A:No, this means you will still have your financial aid completed before the fall payment deadline (if eligible). For one-on-one assistance contact the Office of Financial Aid, 956-882-8277.
3/17/2014 12:48 PM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:Has the financial aid application for summer 2014 been posted on utb.edu yet?

A:The application is not up yet but can be found in the near future on the financial aid webpage.
3/17/2014 12:47 PM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:When is the list of summer/may courses going to be available?

A:It is already available to view on our website, utb.edu.
3/17/2014 12:47 PM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:i am not able to use the data base please help me

A:Call an enrollment specialist for one-on-one assistance, 956-882-8295.
3/17/2014 12:47 PM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:When can I register for fall classes

A:Registration begins April 1 by classification. Registration 90+ completed hours- April 1 to Aug 12 Registration 60+ completed hours- April 7 to Aug 12 Registration 30+ completed hours- April 14 to Aug 12 Open to all April 21
3/17/2014 12:47 PM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:When can you start applying for summer financial aid?

A:Students interested in applying for summer aid are encouraged to do so before March 1, 2014.
3/14/2014 10:11 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:How can I check my application status if i don't have a UTB login?

A:Contact an enrollment specialist for an update, 956-882-8295.
3/14/2014 10:08 AM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:When is the Financial Aid submission deadline?

A:The priority deadline to guarantee your funds (if eligible) will arrive before the first class day of fall 2014 you must submit a FAFSA by March 1.
3/7/2014 2:17 PM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:If I pass all my TSI test and I am in the second quarter of my class and got a Act of 16 can I still be consider for this school? Thanks

A:Students that do not meet SAT/ACT are eligible for further consideration regarding admission. If you retest and meet the minimum score of a 17, please submit those scores to UTB. This will change your application status. We recommend you contacct one of our UTB for one-on-one through the admission process, 956-882-8860.
3/7/2014 2:17 PM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:what is the minimum qualifying standard for the sat in order to get accepted for fall 2014?

A:The minimum score depends on your high school class rank. Visit our website for more specific information utb.edu/ec. You can also contact one of our enrollment specialist for one-on-one assistance, 956-882-3894.
3/7/2014 2:17 PM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:When can I enroll for fall semester

A:Registration begins on April 1 for students with 90 or more credit hours.
3/7/2014 2:17 PM
Dalyn Ruiz


Q:Hi I have a bachelor degree in mechanical engineer in Cuba but I have the transcript in the usI would like to get a electrical engineering degree, what can I do?

A:We have an engieering Physics degree with an electronic degree. This may or may not be what you are looking for to complete your eductional goal. http://www.utb.edu/vpaa/ucatalog/13-14/Documents/Degrees/BS_ENGR_PHYS_ELET.pdf
3/7/2014 2:17 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

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