It is our pleasure to welcome and assist you with your transition to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the city of San Antonio. Below you will find important information regarding your matriculation and enrollment process.
If you have any questions, please contact Admissions Program Coordinator, Yvonne Valdez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-567-0957.
Student Web Orientation
All students are required to complete the web orientation offered by the Health Science Center's Knowledge Center (KC) learning management system. The instructions will be sent to your LiveMail email account from Knowledge Center.
For supervisor notification, add Dr. Nicquet Blake, in order for her to receive a notice of completion. Failure to complete both modules of the web orientation will result in a HOLD status and will delay the registration process.
An email from Information Management Services will be sent to you after you have accepted your offer of admission and have been matriculated into the system regarding your UT Health San Antonio email and domain account. If you cannot locate this email, please check your junk folders or spam filters. If you continue to have problems, please contact email@example.com to request this information again.
Your Health Science Center domain user ID and password are the same as your Health Science Center e-mail user ID and password. If you are not able to successfully sign in to the University Portal contact the IMS Help Desk at IMS-ServiceDesk@uthscsa.edu or 567-7777.
All incoming UT Health Students must meet and maintain the University's requirements for immunizations. Students that are out of compliance will be issued a HOLD that will inhibit them from registering for classes. As of Fall 2019. the University started using a system called Sentry MD with whom you will communicate with directly. Once you have been matriculated into the University you will be contacted by them directly with futher instruction on how to submit your records. A complete FAQ section on Sentry MD and the Immunization Requirements can be found here: Student Immunization Tracking.
A list of the apartments near the UT Health San Antonio, along with web information and comments by our graduate students, is provided. Any views or opinions presented in this document are solely those of the students and do not necessarily represent those of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. A letter of salary support is available upon request.
Parking Permits and Student ID Badge
New students can purchase parking permits through the UT Police Department. For information on parking zones see the campus map.
The cost for parking will be deducted from your monthly salary check. The cost for a student ID badge is $10. A photo ID (driver's license or passport) is required by UT Police when purchasing your parking and student ID badge.
Tuition and Fees
Up to date tuition and fees charges can be found here.
If a HOLD remains on a student account that prevents registration and payment of tuition and fees by 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, the student will be responsible for paying a $100 late fee.
Student Health Insurance Coverage
All UT Health students are required to have health insurance. Until you have either chosen to purchase the student option from the University or have proven that you have your own coverage either on your own, through a parent or spouse a hold will remain on your account. Once you have completed this form, the HOLD will be instantly released allowing you to complete registration.
The student health insurance option is available for purchase through the Office of Student Life. Corresponding fees for that coverage can be found on their website here.
Student Employee Forms
For those students who are stipend eligible, there is an additional orientation process that must be completed with HR. New Employee Forms will be distributed by your program closer to your hire date.
If you are currently a UT Health San Antonio employee, these forms are already on file with the Office of Human Resources; however, if you would like to continue coverage with BlueCross BlueShield or discuss other benefit options as you transition to a student employee classification, please make an appointment to speak to your HR benefits counselor.
The Calendar for the Fall GSBS Student Orientation Calendars can be found here:
GSBS Calendar (All GSBS Programs excluding IBMS)
IBMS Specific Calendar
Please contact the Office of International Services at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your offer and F-1 documentation. If you would like to contact the GSBS international club with any questions or if you need help.
For Students who Receive Stipends
Please follow up with your department regarding stipend amounts and start dates.
Student employees of UT Health San Antonio and earning a salary, you will be paid on the 1st business day of each month.
Student Lounge and Lockers
The Graduate Student Lounge is located on the bottom floor of the library. If you do not have access to the lounge, please email GSBS@uthscsa.edu. Lockers are also available in many locations across main campus. Please fill out this form.
Registration for Fall
Each student is responsible for registering themselves for courses, make sure to be in contact with your program regarding your exact plan of study.
Each student is responsible for any HOLD status on the account that could delay registration and enrollment. This can be done by accessing the Student Self-Service site.