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UTSA Graduate School Program User Guide

This guide provides you with documentation, reference guides, and direct links that answer common admissions questions about the UTSA Graduate School Applicant Portal, Configuration Portal, and WebAdMIT. It also contains resources that may help you work more efficiently throughout your admissions process. If you have additional questions or need further assistance, please contact a member of your account team.

Cycle Timeframes

Applicant Portal

The Applicant Portal opens in early August and closes in mid-June, over a 22-month period. You can view the specific cycle dates, including final processing dates (e.g., last date to request letters of recommendation, etc.), on the UTSA Graduate School Application Cycle Dates page.

Configuration Portal

Between mid-March and mid-July, configurations are entered into the prelaunch environment. The account team and UTSA review submitted configurations in late July.

WebAdMIT

You can view new applicants shortly after the new cycle opens in early August and initiate a transfer settings.

Program Participation Requirements

UTSA requires all programs to designate two contacts at your institution who will receive all communication from UTSA Graduate School, including the configuration, application, and WebAdMIT launch notifications.

Applicant Portal

The first three sections of the UTSA Graduate School application (i.e., Personal Information, Academic History, and Supporting Information) compose the core application. They contain questions that are commonly asked of applicants across all participating programs, such as an applicant's biographic information, standardized test scores, and experiences. The fourth section of the application is Program Materials, which is customized by you through the Configuration Portal (discussed in the next section).

You can access the UTSA Graduate School application and UTSA Graduate School Applicant Help Center to review the applicant experience. You can also create a test application in the Applicant Portal; we recommend creating a new account and adding "test" to your name (e.g., TestJohn TestDoe).

For a general overview of the applicant experience, review the following documents:

You can direct any applicant inquiries related to the application to UTSA Graduate School Customer Service.

Configuration Portal

Use the Configuration Portal Quick Start Guide to make sure you configure your program(s) efficiently and completely in the prelaunch environment. Be sure to check out your CAS's configuration options and review the best practices found throughout. If any optional sections of the application are required for your program (e.g., experiences, test scores, etc.), you'll want to note this on your program home page.

Once you've configured your program, you'll need to have it approved by the account team and UTSA before it is available to applicants. If your program is reviewed after the cycle launches, your association will approve it.

WebAdMIT

Review the WebAdMIT Manual for any questions related to working in WebAdMIT. The Reference Guides and WebAdMIT Training and Support sections are additional resources as you configure WebAdMIT for your needs. Documents commonly requested include:

The Release Notes feature new enhancements in the Applicant Portal, Applicant Gateway, Configuration Portal, Liaison Letters, and WebAdMIT, in addition to upcoming training opportunities.

For any questions, contact the Client Support Specialist Team.

Cycle Enhancements

2023-2024

The table below contains enhancements for UTSA for the cycle timeframes noted at the top of this page. Note that some sections have multiple enhancements. If an action is required by participating programs to use the enhancement, click the links under Enhancement Details to learn more. Additional enhancements may have been automatically released; review the Release Notes to learn more.

Portal

Section

Enhancement Details

Implementation

Availability

Applicant Portal

Account Information

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union.

The GDPR question explains the information we collect and how we use their information. Users located in a European Union country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland must opt into our policies when creating an account.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Extended Profile

The UTSA Auto-admit and UTSA VIP graduate applicant types are now combined into a single applicant type, UTSA Keep Running With US (KRWU)

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Page Footer

The links in the footer were updated.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Login

The Login page text was updated. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Academic History – Colleges Attended

The instructional text was updated to better assist applicants. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Academic History – Transcript Acknowledgement 

The Transcript Acknowledgement statement text was updated. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Academic History – UTSA ID

The instructional text was updated to better assist applicants. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Various

UTSA now accepts Duolingo English Language Proficiency test scores. Applicants can submit Duolingo scores to apply for a language exemption waiver. The test report can be uploaded to the Documents section. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Email Templates

The Application Submitted email template was updated. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

2022-2023

The table below contains enhancements for UTSA for the cycle timeframes noted at the top of this page. Note that some sections have multiple enhancements. If an action is required by participating programs to use the enhancement, click the links under Enhancement Details to learn more. Additional enhancements may have been automatically released; review the Release Notes to learn more.

Portal

Section

Enhancement Details

Implementation

Availability

Applicant Portal

Various

The instructions text is updated to better assist applicants.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Extended Profile

TOEFL/IELTS Exemption questions were added.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Reapplicant Page

Applicants who created an account in the previous UTSA application can choose to carry forward parts of their application into the new cycle.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Submit Application

Applicants can now only submit to one program at a time. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Personal Information

The Family Information section was removed.

A new Immigration Status section was added.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Personal Information – Texas Residency

All domestic applicants must now answer these questions. 

Additionally, the Core Residency Questions and Parent/Guardian Residency Questions were updated.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Personal Information – Other Information

The First Generation College Student question was added. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Personal Information – Citizenship Information

All applicants must complete this section.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Academic History 

A new Transcript Acknowledgement section was added. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Academic History – Colleges Attended

The workflow for reporting colleges attended was updated.

Additionally, applicants can submit official ECE foreign evaluations directly through the application.

Finally, applicants who attended UTSA for undergraduate studies do not need to submit their UTSA unofficial transcripts.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Configuration Portal 

Organization Details

Instead of rebuilding your program in the prelaunch environment, you can import your program from a previous cycle's production environment into the prelaunch environment. You can access the Import from Previous Cycle button in the Configuration Portal prelaunch environment. Visit the Import Your Programs page for more information.

Action required by participating programs choosing to use this enhancement.

Available now

Configuration Portal 

Organization Details

You can only access the Add Program and Copy Program buttons in the Configuration Portal prelaunch environment.

Action required by participating programs choosing to use this enhancement.

Available now

Configuration Portal 

Organization Details and Program Details

You can preview your programs in the application using the Preview feature and continue making edits as necessary.

Action required by participating programs choosing to use this enhancement.

Available now

Liaison Letters 

Evaluation Form

A new MS Psychology Applicant evaluation form was added. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

WebAdMIT

Applicant Details Page

You can now view which applicants reapplied from a previous cycle in WebAdMIT. There are two fields to track this information and both populate as Yes or No:

  • Applicant Previously Applied to CAS
  • Applicant Previously Applied to Organization

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

WebAdMIT 

Decision Codes

The following Decision Codes were added:

  • 29 (Too Late To Process)
  • 18 (Waitlist)

Action required by participating programs choosing to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

WebAdMIT

Report Manager

A new Payment Data report is available that shows individual payments by application.

Action required by participating programs choosing to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

WebAdMIT 

Clipboard

You can now add multiple applicants to your Clipboard by uploading a CSV file of their CAS IDs. Review the Using the Clipboard page for more information.

Action required by participating programs choosing to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

WebAdMIT 

PDF Manager

If you create a list that searches for applicants based on any field in the Designations field grouping (e.g., Designation, Application Status, etc.), you can now extract the full application PDFs that adhere to your list's criteria. For more information, see the PDF Manager page.

Action required by participating programs choosing to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

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