Frequently Asked Questions
1. Tuition and Funding
2. Prospective Students
3. Current Students
Do you offer scholarships?
Can I get financial aid to partially pay the fee for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)?
If I decide not to enroll, can I use my application again?
Can I edit my Application if I have already submitted it?
Is there a fee for applying to Graduate School?
If I am applying for two programs, do I have to pay the application fee twice?
Can I submit more than two applications with a single payment?
I am having issues with my online application. who should I contact?
How can I find out the status of my application?
Who is my advisor?
When is the deadline to apply for my program?
When will the new catalog be available?
What happens if I don't bring the original documents after the application is submitted or during the first semester?
How long does the Graduate School keep my files?
Where do I need to send my official transcripts?
What is the Graduate School mailing address?
The University of Texas-Pan American
What does official transcript mean?
If I was enrolled as an undergrad student at UTPA, do I need to request official transcripts to be sent to the Graduate School?
How long do you keep my transcripts?
Do I still need to submit official transcripts if the coursework is on the UTPA transcript?
Can I request submitted documents to be returned to me?
Who is considered an international student?
How many credit hours do I need to be enrolled if I have a F1 visa?
How much financial support do we need to provide?
What is the TOEFL institution code for UTPA?
For how long is a TOEFL score valid?
For how long is a IELTS test score valid?
International Students from which universities are not required to send transcripts to FCSA?
Does the Indian 15-year Degree plan meet the requirements for a Master's degree?
Do I need to submit an FCSA evaluation for my foreign undergraduate degree if I have a master's degree from an accredited U.S. university?
Is an Evaluation of Educational Records necessary?
Do I need to send the original transcripts to Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA)?
What documents do I have to submit to FCSA?
Can I submit those online?
Is proof of mandatory medical insurance required for international students?
For more information about the International Students section please contact:
I am not considered an international students yet my transcripts are not from the US. Do I need a foreign credential evaluation?
I am a domestic applicant; do I need to take the TOEFL?
What is GMAT?
Where can I find the valuable information about the GMAT?
How do I schedule a GMAT appointment?
Which UTPA programs require GMAT scores?
For how long is a GMAT score valid?
Does UTPA accept scores taken over five years ago?
What will be the good score to be accepted in the program?
Does UTPA have GMAT Tutoring?
What is the Institution code for UTPA?
How do I register
2. Click on Enter Online Service for Students, Faculty, and Advisors
3. Log on with your Username and Password
4. Then go to Student Services and click on Registration
5. Select term [semester]
6. Register for classes
How do I get my username and password?
How can I get my student ID number?
Submission and Technical Support
How can I submit a multi-part file?
How do I change the format of the page numbers for different sections in my Microsoft Word document?
How do I add a portrait page number to a landscape page in Microsoft Word?
Do I have to do anything differently when writing my manuscript?
What settings should I choose when creating the PDF file?
Other important tips for creating the best PDF files:
What does “embed all fonts” mean?
How do I embed my fonts?
How do I create PDF files from Microsoft Word Documents?
If you are using Adobe Acrobat Distiller and Microsoft Word, the best way to go about creating the PDF file is:
What if my manuscript is made up of multiple files?
How do I do the uploading of my Thesis/Dissertation?