Are you a Re-Admit?

You are a Readmit Applicant if you are a former UTRGV or UT Pan American student that has not enrolled at another college or university since you last attended UTRGV or UTPA.

Effective fall 2017, former UTB/TSC students who have not attended UTRGV previously, or those who have had a one-year break in UTRGV enrollment, will be admitted to UTRGV as transfer students. Please visit Transfer page for further details.

How to Apply

Standard documents

Apply online at by submitting a “Readmit, Undergraduate” application.

Admissions Requirements

All we need is a new completed application from ApplyTexas to re-instate your status as an active student.

After Admission

After you have been accepted to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley there are some steps you need to take before you are able to enroll in classes. 

Activate your Vaquero Email Account

Your Vaquero Email Account will allow you to access MyUTRGV, our student portal that provides access to diverse campus resources. You will need to do this step in order to register for New Student Orientation and register for classes. Active your account here

Submit proof of meningitis vaccination (If Applicable) 

In accordance with Texas law, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley requires all first-time students, including transfer and returning students under the age of 22 to submit evidence that the student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis 10 days prior to the first class day of the semester or to provide other documentation establishing why such a vaccination is not required.  

Students will not be allowed to enroll without providing proof of the vaccination or exemption.

All first-time students, including transfer and returning students, must provide one of the following documents to the Office of Admissions:

  • A Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Record" signed by a health practitioner evidencing that the student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis or any other official state or local immunization record. Confirmation of the MCV4 (Menactra) vaccine will satisfy as the requirement. The MPSV4 (Menomune) vaccination may not be accepted unless administered or boosted within the past 5 years. Vaccinations must be administered no fewer than 10 days prior to the first day of the semester for which the student is enrolling.
  • A "Refusal of Immunization for Medical Reasons" signed by a physician who is licensed and registered to practice medicine in the United States which states the physician's opinion that the required vaccination would be injurious to the health and well being of the student.
  • A "Texas Department of State Health Services Conscientious Exemption" signed by the student stating that the student has declined the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief.

Academic Fresh Start

As stated in Section 51.931 of the Texas Education Code, an applicant to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has the right to seek admission under the "Right to An Academic Fresh Start" policy.   Applicants who seek admission under this section will have all undergraduate academic credits or grades, 10 or more years prior to the starting date of the semester in which the applicant seeks to enroll, excluded from calculation of the undergraduate GPA.  


1. An Academic Fresh Start may be granted one time only.

2. To be eligible for an Academic Fresh Start the student/applicant:

  • must be classified as a Texas Resident for tuition purposes,
  • must not have a degree of any type,
  • must submit all official transcripts from other institutions, regardless of whether an Academic Fresh Start has been granted at any previous institution.

3. Undergraduate coursework will be excluded from the cumulative GPA as follows:

  • only for coursework earned at Texas Public institutions,
  • for all coursework taken 10 or more years prior to request of the Academic Fresh Start, regardless of the grade earned.

4. Coursework & grades excluded from the GPA due to granting of an Academic Fresh Start:

  • will remain on the student's official record for audit purposes,
  • will not be used as pre-requisites for subsequent coursework,
  • will not be used to meet graduation requirements,
  • may affect NCAA eligibility, Veteran Administration Certification or Financial Aid eligibility,
  • may reclassify the student for admission purposes, requiring additional admission documents.

5. Any existing degree plan or commitment which considered coursework excluded from calculation of the GPA under the Academic Fresh Start policy is invalid.

6. The Academic Fresh Start, once granted, may not be reversed under any circumstances.

Applicants requesting consideration for admission under the Academic Fresh Start statute should complete the Request for Academic Fresh Start Form found at

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