|New to UT?|
You have been admitted to the College of Natural Sciences, but now what? The information provided below is to serve as a basic guide for newly admitted students.
1. Orientation. If you are a new student, you should consider attending orientation. Orientation provides students with necessary information for the University of Texas, the College of Natural Sciences, and allows you to meet other students with similar interests.
2. UT ID Card. All students are required to obtain a UT ID card. Your ID card is required for use of most campus services, and also allows you to ride the UT and metro city busses for free. Visit the link below for more information.
3. UT Email Address. It is important to establish a UT email account for secure communications between yourself and the university, CNS, and your advisor.
4. Parking. Find out more about obtaining a parking pass from Parking and Transportation Services.
5. Advisor assignment. Whether you are a new student, a recently admitted student from another college at UT, or you moved from the First-Year Advising Center, you might be wondering, “who is my advisor?” Advisor assignments are typically made in the first two weeks of a given semester.
6. Registration. In order to register for classes, you must first meet with your academic advisor. New students will meet with an academic advisor at orientation. Other students can make an appointment by calling 512-471-3796.
Prior to meeting with your advisor, it is important to come prepared by reviewing your CNS degree plan.
You should also view the course schedule. Students can view course availability, prerequisites, and flags by perusing the course schedule:
7. Pay for classes. How do you pay for classes? Visit the “My Tuition Bill” page.
8. Flat Rate Tuition. UT has a flat rate tuition system, which means you will pay one rate for a full-time semester (according to college). Visit the link below to find out more about flat rate tuition.
9. Financial aid. Do you have loans or grants? Having difficulty paying for classes? Visit the financial aid web site to find out more information.
10. Texas Guaranteed Tuition Fund – formerly Texas Tomorrow Fund. Do you have questions about the Texas Tomorrow Fund? You can find out more about the program at:
11. Scholarships. You can find out more about CNS scholarships.