Make It Official
Welcome to the Forty Acres. You’ll be right at home. The University of Texas at Austin is every bit as big and bold as you are.
Securing your place in the Class of 2018 is as simple as accepting your offer of admission and satisfying the enrollment deposit (required for summer/fall only). Visit MyStatus to accept and to pay the $200 deposit, which is applied to your first semester’s tuition and fees.
The University of Texas at Austin’s New Student Services provides orientation programming to assist in the transition from high school to the university. Its goal is to prepare students for a world-class academic journey, acclimate them to campus life, promote their engagement and successfully register them for classes.
At orientation, you will be introduced to current student leaders, academic advisors and campus resources to get you in the Longhorn state of mind and to help you be successful in your four years at the university.
Though it’s not required, an essential component of the college experience is living on campus. Studies show first-year students who live on campus outperform their peers living elsewhere. Our 14 residence halls offer first-year students a sense of community while also providing opportunities for campus involvement and leadership.
Take advantage of online resources to assist you in applying for campus housing. Or, if you’ve already done so, finalize your living arrangements.
An education at The University of Texas is a smart investment. In many cases, even borrowing to help pay for it can be a sound choice. Additionally, a variety of scholarships and other financial aid options exist to help you, and the Office of Student Financial Services offers UT4Less, a resource that allows you to prioritize your education in the most cost-effective way.
If you applied for financial aid, your award notice, when complete, will be viewable on CASH, an online financial aid management system. There, you can activate your Financial Aid Notification (FAN), complete required tasks, monitor your funds and more.
Scholarship award notifications come in a variety of ways. Some are automatically reflected on your FAN, while others are sent directly to you.
No matter what, it’s vital that you carefully follow the directions and adhere to any deadlines noted in your notification letters or FAN to ensure you do not jeopardize your award.
Get Your Horns Up
It may sound silly, but one of the most important steps of all in preparing for enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin is wrapping your head around the four years ahead. You’ll have the opportunity to meet 39,000 other undergraduates—have you checked out our Class of 2018 Facebook Group yet?—and, frankly, to change the world. Plus, there’s Longhorn athletics.
(Hint: Check out The Big Ticket, a single purchase, all-event ticket exclusively for students that buys a reserved seat to every regular season home football game and provides general access to all other regular season home contests.)
So get excited! No, wait—get your horns up!