Academic Fresh Start

Texas residents may apply for admission to UTSA under the Academic Fresh Start statute (Texas Education Code, § 51.931). Under this program, academic course credits or grades earned 10 or more years before the semester for which the student seeks enrollment are not considered for admission purposes.

Applicants seeking admission under the Academic Fresh Start statute must inform Undergraduate Admissions in writing at the time of application, of their intent by submitting an Academic Fresh Start form. This form is available from the Undergraduate Admissions website: http://utsa.edu/admissions/undergrad/apply/forms.html. Students admitted under this program will not receive any credit for courses taken 10 or more years before enrollment.

Students who plan to pursue graduate degrees should note that if their baccalaureate degree was earned under the Academic Fresh Start statute, only the grade point average of the coursework that applied to the baccalaureate degree as stated under the Academic Fresh Start restrictions will be evaluated. However, other standard evaluation criteria for graduate study will apply.

Admission under Academic Fresh Start does not change a student’s financial aid obligations for courses not considered for admission purposes.