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Q:How do I register for a class if a granted petition is required?

A:You will need to go the academic department and ask for a grant petition for the specific course you would like to register in.
7/21/2014 1:25 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:How do you know what classes to take as an incoming freshman

A:You will meet with an academic advisor who will discuss your degree plan. The degree plan will outline the courses you will need to take in order to graduate in the subject of your choice (Biology, Chemistry, Art, Business Management, etc.)
7/21/2014 1:21 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:How do I check status on my application?

A:Contact an enrollment specialist for one-on-one assistance, 956-882-3894.
7/21/2014 1:18 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:act and sat are needed ? or either or?

A:Either will meet our admission requirement.
7/21/2014 1:17 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:registration dates for Fall 2014

A:Fall Open registration: April 21 to August 25.
7/21/2014 1:14 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:I'm attending utb this coming semester. How can I get a job on campus? Or where can I find information on departments that are hiring?

A:Contact the Office of Financial Aid and ask if you qualify for the student work-study program, 956-882-5958. You can also contact the Office of Career Services to apply for the Student Employee Initiative, 956-882-5627.
7/21/2014 1:13 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:Is registration open? Can you go on utb online and pick your classes already?

A:Fall registration is currently underway until August 12 Summer II add/drops is July 8-10
7/7/2014 2:33 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:when is the last day for orientation?

A:For more information contact the Office of Orientation, 956-882-5111.
7/7/2014 2:32 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:Do you need to take the act?

A:First time freshman straight out of high school are required to submit either SAT or ACT test scores for review as part of our admissions requirements. The test score will have a specific score as per the students high school class rank. They must also take the NEW TSI exam to determine college readliness. To see our admissions criteria go to for more specific test scores. For one-on-one assistance contact an enrollment specialist to schedule a visit, 956-882-8860.
7/7/2014 2:30 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:What test I need to pass in order to be admitted for taking classes at UTB?

A:A prospective student must meet our admission requirements based on their applicant status. For more information go to First time freshman will have to meet SAT/ACT requirements and submit TSI scores. Returning students will need to meet TSI Scores. Transferring students with less than 24 transferrable credit hours will need to submit SAT and/or ACT Scores and TSI scores. Transferring student with more than 24 credit hours will not need to submit any SAT and/or ACT scores but do need to submit all official transcripts from all institutions they have previously attended. Students must also be in good standing from last attending institution.
7/7/2014 12:16 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:Can I take the TSI testing instead of ACT or SAT tests since I have been out of school for 20+ years since they all seem to be some kind of placement test?

A:Depends, below are several scenarios. If you are a returning student to UT Brownsville than no you would not need SAT or ACT scores. You will need to follow the returning student admissions process. If you have never attended a university since graduating high school than you will need to submit ACT and/or SAT scores and still take the TSI college readiness test. They are separate test scores. If you were a UT Brownsville student but transferred to another college or university but would like to return to UT Brownsville you will need to meet our transfer admissions criteria. For more information on any of our admissions processes go to You can also receive one-on-one assistance by calling one of our enrollment specialist for an appointment, 956-882-8860.
7/7/2014 12:05 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:I was just wondering by when we have to pay for classes for summer II?

A:Payment Deadline is July 2.
7/2/2014 12:40 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:When is the last day to register for fall classes?

A:Last day for registration is August 12.
7/2/2014 12:39 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:I took the placement tests and failed tsi reading with score of 342 and writing with score of 360. Can I still register, or do I have to re-take the tests before registering for fall 2014?

A:You will need to retest. We do not offer any developmental courses. I recommend you contact an academic advisor for one-on-one guidance on your next steps. We do offer a summer bridge program for qualifying students. Go to for more information.
7/2/2014 12:38 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:When do fall classes start?

A:First day of fall semester is Monday, August 25.
6/19/2014 2:40 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:How many days can a student be absent during a Summer 2 Session?

A:I recommend you speak to your professor and refer to your syllabus. You may also review our attendance policy in our undergraduate catalog at at the top quick links.
6/16/2014 2:20 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:I wanted to register to get my BA in education but wanted to know where I would go to get registered and ready to finish my degree.

A:I recommend you speak to one of our enrollment specialist for one-on-one assistance, 956-882-8860. Our Enrollment Specialist can assist you through the whole process. You can also visit one in person at our Enrollment Center @ The Tower, Main (formerly EDBC). The EC is open MWF 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and TTH 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
6/16/2014 2:19 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:I already applied will I be getting something to see if I was accepted

A:For an update to your admission status contact an enrollment specialist, 956-882-8860. They will be able to answer your questions one-on-one.
6/12/2014 7:54 AM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:I'm transferring out of UTB, is there a withdrawal process?

A:If you have registered for any classes and/or are attending summer session. You need to visit the Enrollment Center to do a complete Withdrawal from all your courses. Make sure you have no outstanding balances with our Office of Accounting and Finance. Any pending balances will prevent you from getting an official transcript until your debt is paid. You may also want to make sure all financial aid documents have been received and you do not have any pending EXIT counseling sessions. This can effect you receiving financial assistance at your new institution until it is completed online. For one-on-one assistance you can visit the Enrollment Center at The Tower MWF 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and TTH 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
6/9/2014 12:48 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:how do i recover my username if i forgot it

A:Your username is your first and last name initials and your ID #. You can also call the HELP DESK 882-4357 for one-on-one assistance.
6/5/2014 8:16 AM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:hello how can i register

A:If you have not completed your admission process you will not be able to register. Step 1: Apply and/or reapply via Step 2: Submit official copies of your high school transcript Step 3: Submit copies of proof of residency Step 4: Submit copies of your SAT and/or ACT scores Step 5: Submit a copy of your bacterial meningitis immunization All official documents must be sent to the following: The University of Texas at Brownsville Office of Admissions and Recruitment One West University Boulevard, Main 1.100 Brownsville, Texas 78520
6/2/2014 4:09 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:is this an open enrollment university

A:No, we are not. To view our admissions standards go to UTB.EDU.
5/30/2014 11:51 AM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:como puedo inscribirme a un curso si tienen

A:Es un gusto poder orientarte sobre los cursos en nuestra institución. Si deseas estudiar una carrera universitaria debes cumplir con nuestros trámites de ingreso que encuentras en nuestra página principal,, o bien puedes contactar al Especialista de Inscripciones Héctor González( o llamando al (956)882-8958. El podrá darte información detallada sobre cómo ingresar a la univeridad. Por otro lado, si deseas saber más acerca de los cursos de inglés, debes contactar el Instituto de Idiomas al (956)882-4178 o escribirles a Muchas gracias.
5/29/2014 12:44 PM
Dalyn Ruiz


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5/29/2014 12:44 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

Q:how much it costs in able to live in the dorms

A:For Casa Bella rates go to
5/20/2014 3:54 PM
Dalyn Ruiz

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