Keeping You On Track

The Rattler Roadmap is a resource for you and your family to use as you start your college journey with ƵƬ’s University. The events you attend and the connections you make will help you get answers to your questions and discover how to make the most of your ƵƬ’s experience. Now what’s next?

  • Already admitted?

    We are excited to welcome you to our community!

    Are you a Fall 2024 admitted student? See steps below.

  • Awaiting your admission decision?

    Check your admission status. If you submitted your application through Apply Texas or Coalition, please to view your application status.

  • Still need to apply?

    We’re looking forward to receiving your application and learning more about you and your interests. Learn more about our admissions process and contact us with any questions.

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Congratulations, You’re In!

Welcome to the ƵƬ’s community, Rattler! Take these next steps to ensure you’re on the right track.

Step 1

Visit and Join the Conversation

ƵƬ’s is excited to host events for our admitted students to celebrate and welcome our newest Rattlers. We encourage you to attend these events to help you make connections with the ƵƬ’s community. 

Find ƵƬ’s on , an app where you can begin to connect with your future classmates!

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

Step 2

Consider Costs and Funding

As you and your family explore how to finance your education, the Office of Financial Assistance partners with you to understand the process and how to demystify the various funding options available to you based on your family’s unique circumstances.

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA), or student budget, is the average cost to attend ƵƬ’s for one academic year (fall and spring). The COA includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and other personal expenses.

Please note that the COA includes estimated amounts for indirect costs (like transportation and personal expenses). Your ƵƬ’s University bill will include only direct costs.

Cost of Attendance

There are many different types of financial assistance available to students. The most common categories of aid are merit-based sources (such as academic or fine arts scholarships) and need-based sources (such as federal, state or institutional grant and loan programs).

If you have been awarded one of our general academic scholarships, it is detailed in your offer of admission to ƵƬ’s.

Please note that ƵƬ’s University reserves the right to replace your scholarship with other financial aid sources of the same amount. If you are eligible for more than one academic scholarship, only the scholarship of the highest value will be awarded.


We automatically consider you for a merit scholarship when you are admitted. If you want to be considered for federal, state and institutional grants, submit your 2024-2025 FAFSA at .

Complete your FAFSA

Step 3

Complete Enrollment Confirmation, Submit your Enrollment Deposit and Apply for On-Campus Housing

You’re ready to become a ƵƬ’s University Rattler. Great! To officially accept your offer of admission and reserve your seat at ƵƬ’s, you need to complete the Enrollment Confirmation Process (ECP).

The Enrollment Confirmation Process is completed by submitting the Enrollment Confirmation form and the $200 non-refundable enrollment deposit.

  1. Go to .
  2. Enter your ƵƬ’s username and password.
  3. Click the New Undergraduates button.
  4. Scroll down to the Enrollment Confirmation Process block and click Start your enrollment confirmation process. Sign in with your ƵƬ’s username.
  5. Read the instructions carefully. Complete all sections of the Enrollment Confirmation form.
  6. Submit the $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit and the $100 housing fee, if applicable.

If you are having trouble accessing Gateway and the Enrollment Confirmation form, please contact the Office of Admission directly at 210-436-3126. 

Step-by-step Guide to complete ECP

Fall 2024 Residents

Your housing application for the 2024-2025 academic year is available under the New Undergraduate section in Gateway. If you are planning to or are required to live on campus, you must complete the housing application and submit your $100 housing application fee, in addition to the $200 enrollment deposit in the Enrollment Confirmation Process through Gateway.

Move-in dates for Fall 2024

Wednesday, Aug. 14
For new students attending the Rattler Ready program in August

Thursday, Aug. 15
For new students who attended the Rattler Ready program in June or July

Move-in times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 7 to 10 p.m.

Move-in date for New Undergraduate International Students

Monday, August 12th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

New International Students will receive information for International Student Orientation from the Center for International Programs Office. International Student Orientation is mandatory for new freshmen and transfer international students and will take place on August 13th and 14th.

Apply for on-campus housing and save the date for move-in

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

Step 4

Register for Rattler Ready! And Zaragoza

Rattler Ready! is the ƵƬ’s University new undergraduate student orientation and your first event as an official member of ƵƬ’s. Attending Rattler Ready! is required for all new undergraduate students (first-year and transfer). Space for each date is first-come, first-served. Complete your registration as soon as possible to provide the needed information for Academic Advisers to start working on your class schedule.

Zaragoza is a required program for first-year students that takes place before the school year starts to help you meet your future classmates, help your transition to ƵƬ’s, and learn about campus life.

Registration for Rattler Ready! is now open. Stay tuned for Zaragoza registration.

Step 5

Math Placement/ Testing

The Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions test is mandatory for the math placement of incoming students who are in at least one of the following categories:

  • Their major is within the School of Science, Engineering and Technology (required for all SET majors)
  • Their major is within the Greehey School of Business or the College of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences and they haven’t provided SAT/ACT scores to the Office of Admission and are not transferring a college math credit.
  • Their major is within the Greehey School of Business or the College of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences and they submitted test scores below 510 (SAT Math) or below 17 (ACT Math).

You will receive an email from Examity with a voucher to complete this exam remotely to your personal email on file with the university. This must be completed for your Academic Adviser to complete your fall course schedule and should be done as soon as possible, with a priority deadline of May 15th. You are highly encouraged to prepare for the Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions test by reviewing the sample questions and using the online practice tools.

Steps to Accuplacer Testing Success

  1. Visit and click on Don’t have an account?
  2. Sign up to create an account.
  3. Click on Accuplacer.
  4. Scroll down to Advanced Algebra and Functions.
  5. Click Learn as you go to preview the types of questions you will see on the test.
  6. Take a practice test by clicking on practice test.
Math Placement/Testing Requirement

Step 6

Upload your Rattler ID Photo

Follow the instructions available through Gateway in your New Undergraduate tab to submit a photo to be used on your Rattler ID card. Rattler ID cards are $10 and will be distributed at Rattler Orientation. No cash is needed; the associated cost will be applied to your student account.

Step 7

Register for Classes

As a new student, your academic advisers will register you for your first semester of classes. The Office of Academic Advising will reach out to you via your ƵƬ’s University email regarding registration.

  • Advisers will register you for classes before your advising appointment.
  • Advisers will contact students to schedule advising appointments.
  • Students will review their final class schedule with their adviser during the advising appointment.
First-Time Freshmen (including those with Dual Credit)
  • Advisers will reach out to schedule advising appointments.
  • Review of transcripts and Accuplacer scores (if no math transfer credits) is required for advising/registration.
  • Your adviser will register you for classes during the advising appointment.
New Transfer Students

For more information, visit the Academic Advising webpage.

Step 8

Submit Additional Forms

Fall 2024 students are required to submit the following forms and documents by July 1, 2024:

  • Final high school transcript (indicating date of high school graduation)
  • College or community college transcript(s) for consideration of dual credit by Registrar’s Office
  • AP, IB or CLEP score reports submitted directly to ƵƬ’s from the testing service.
Finals Transcript and Testing Scores
  • Turn in Immunization Records to the Student Health Center:
    • Meningitis vaccine required for students under the age of 22
    • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Requirement of International Students
  • For more information about turning in your immunization records and screenings, visit the Student Health Center website.
  • Review health insurance auto-enroll information, waiver forms, and eligibility at the Student Health Center website.
  • Proof of vaccination can be submitted to the Student Health Center via email at healthcenter@stmarytx.edu or fax to 210-436-3656 with the .
Immunization and Health Insurance Requirements

ƵƬ’s University is not currently requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, but for those who would like more information on where to get the vaccine in San Antonio, visit the .

Step 9

Make a Plan for Paying Your Bill

Students may pay the full semester balance by the first day of classes. Otherwise, students with a term balance after the first day of classes will be auto-enrolled in the A5 Payment Plan. A $35 enrollment fee will be applied to the automatic payment plan. For more information, review the Payment Policy and payment plan dates.

For more information, review the Payment Policy and payment plan dates.

Step 10

Finalize Financial Aid

You can view your financial aid and any missing requirements in your Gateway student portal.  Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Gateway and sign in with your ƵƬ’s University username and password.
  2. In the sidebar menu, click Students and then Financial Aid. This will launch the Gateway self-service area.
  3. Click Requirements, then Financial Assistance Requirements.
  4. Select the 2024-2025 Aid Year.

All students should review their financial aid award in Gateway. Watch the video below to see how to view and accept your award.

For more information, visit the Applying for Aid webpage.

Step 11

Complete New Student Tasks

If you haven’t yet, start checking your ƵƬ’s University student email daily. This is where you will receive all future University correspondence. Please be attentive to your email to include your junk/spam folder.  

If you have difficulty accessing your inbox, contact the Technical Support Center at 210-431-4357 or tsc@stmarytx.edu

1. Complete the Clifton Strengths Assessment  

ƵƬ’s University is a strengths-based campus. During your time at ƵƬ’s you will have the opportunity to learn more about your top five Clifton Strengths and how you can use and enhance your personal strengths during your time at ƵƬ’s and beyond.  

Step 1: Register 
  • Go to and click New Account below the Register heading on the login page. Make sure to use your ƵƬ’s (@mail.stmarytx.edu) email when registering.  
  • Once you finish filling out the form, you will receive an email confirming completion. Click the link in the email message to complete your registration.  
Step 2: Sign In  
  • Go to to log in.  
  • Click the blue Let’s Go! button. 
Step 3: Take the Assessment  
  • The assessment will take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete. We advise that you find a quiet place and don’t think too long about your answers, as the questions will disappear shortly. 
  • Once you have completed the assessment, write down or take a screenshot of your results.

2. Complete U Got This! 

ƵƬ’s University is committed to the health and well-being of our students. ƵƬ’s Student Health and Wellness Programs’ mission is to enable you to develop mindful and respectful habits while becoming engaged Rattlers. U Got This! contains content and language that explores sexual and interpersonal violence in our culture. Under the federal Violence Against Women Act, this training is mandatory for all incoming ƵƬ’s University undergraduate students. The training consists of three modules that take about an hour to complete.  

Students who do not complete the training by the provided deadline will have a hold placed on their student account, preventing registration for classes and transcript requests.  

Be on the lookout for the training link from wellness@stmarytx.edu that will be sent to you in late July. If you have questions, contact Elisa Garza, Wellness Coordinator, at egarza82@stmarytx.edu.  

3. Complete Active Shooter Preparedness Training

New students are asked to watch this 6-minute to help them be prepared for an emergency situation regarding an active shooter.

To-Do List

Step 12

See Yourself as a Rattler and Get Involved

Once you arrive at ƵƬ’s University, we hope you will get involved on campus and make your mark in the ƵƬ’s community. We are home to a dedicated and vibrant student body. We invite you to connect with the many student organizations as you discover new passions and interests.

Exciting things are happening around every corner at ƵƬ’s. Take a look and picture yourself here.

  • Connect with us on social media!

    Connect with ƵƬ’s departments, schools and teams on your favorite social media channels as we share important information and the student experience to welcome the newest Rattlers to our community. 

    Office of Admission

    ƵƬ’s University


For any questions you or your family may have, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to support you.

Office of Admission
Chaminade Tower
Text us: 210-526-0796
Call us: 210-436-3126

Office of Financial Assistance
St. Louis Hall, Room 301

Office of New Student and Family Initiatives
University Center, Second Floor

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