Undergraduate Studies Support and Technology Services

As an extension of the University College, the Office of Undergraduate Studies Support and Technology Services (USSTS) provides support to all UTSA undergraduate students and the academic advising community that serves them with educational and technical services for achieving academic and professional goals. Two support programs are housed within this office: academic advising for Special Undergraduates and the National Student Exchange Program. In addition, the office provides coordination and support of the transfer articulation processes between UTSA departments and community colleges, and coordinates academic advising activities across the UTSA campuses.

National Student Exchange

UTSA is a member of the National Student Exchange (NSE) program, which is the only comprehensive student exchange program in the United States and now includes partners in Canada. The NSE program provides opportunities for undergraduates with 30 or more earned credit hours and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 to study for a semester or up to one calendar year at another NSE (non-Texas) institution. With more than 175 institutions located in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and five Canadian provinces, students can continue to enhance their academic progress, broaden life experiences, and explore institutions for possible graduate school opportunities at the same cost as UTSA tuition. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies Support and Technology Services for application information and deadlines.

The University of Texas System Student Exchange Program

An undergraduate student who is degree-seeking at another U.T. System institution and is interested in registering for courses at UTSA through a reciprocal exchange program with the student’s home institution must apply as a special undergraduate student. See Special Undergraduate Student Admission requirements in this bulletin. This program is limited to students with more than 60 semester credit hours of degree-related college-level work. Students may register for undergraduate courses for which they have the necessary prerequisites, provided that space is available and that they have the approval of the course instructor.

For assistance, please contact the undergraduate student exchange coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Studies Support and Technology Services at 210-458-4302.