Admitted Undergraduate Students - What's Next?

New Vaquero To-Do List
Now that you’re in, make sure you check off each box as you complete each item. Note: You may have already completed a few of the steps and some of the other steps may not apply to you. Just check those off and continue to the next one.

To complete all the steps below visit us online at

  • Activate your UTRGV ACCOUNT – This is your Vaquero lifeline. All information regarding your classes, student accounts, announcements and more will come to your UTRGV email address.
  • Send us any COLLEGE CREDIT you’ve earned – All OFFICIAL college transcripts must include the official seal of the college/university or a signature of a college/university official. Copies of transcript(s) and faxes are considered unofficial. 
  • Sign up for NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION – Don’t delay. Keep an eye out for orientation dates and sign up. You will enroll in your classes and the best selections come at the beginning.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR ORIENTATION
  • Check your TSI STATUS – What is TSI? The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requires all students test prior to enrolling in college-level coursework in the areas of reading, math and writing.  You need these scores for academic placement in your classes.
  • Provide documentation for MENINGITIS VACCINE – Beginning Spring 2014, all new students under the age of 22 must submit evidence of receiving the meningitis vaccine or booster shot (administered within the past five years) or evidence of exemption before they can enroll.
  • Check on your FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP award – Make sure you stay up to date with your financial aid. Whether it’s a grant, scholarship or other financial award, this is really important information to make sure you pay your tuition and fees on time.
  • Make arrangements for ON-CAMPUS HOUSING – If you plan to live on campus, make sure you fill out all the appropriate forms and submit the necessary deposits before the deadline.
  • Turn in your FINAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT – This is really important. Your final high school transcript reflects your completion and this information is necessary for your admissions file.
And don’t forget, your Vaquero family is waiting to help you. Just call us at 888-882-4026.