UTA My Way

Hello Future Mavericks!

Join us Tuesday , February 9th, for ‘UTA My Way’, a virtual event to celebrate and honor incoming Black and African American students. The virtual event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and open to incoming freshman and transfer students. The event will include an overview of African American history at UTA, admissions and financial aid presentations, and a student panel of UTA black student leaders. Student attending the program will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win UTA swag or a UTA scholarship award. Come learn how UTA can be a part of your story! Students first, excellence always!

UTA My Way: https://uta.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdeihqTssHNSKqgxXx4pRPPgiaNdizaVa

Campus Visits


The Office of Admissions is now offering virtual campus visits. Register for an opportunity to receive a live campus tour from a UH student ambassador and a brief information session from an admissions representative.

Admissions Presentation

Office of Admissions representatives will provide a brief overview of the university, academic opportunities, campus life, and detail the admissions process. We offer a presentation type for every student to meet your individual needs—including prospective freshman students and transfer students.

Register for an info session

Virtual Ambassador-Led Campus Tours

University student ambassadors will provide a live guided tour of hot spots across 600 acres of the University of Houston’s campus. View academic buildings and discuss fun things to do on-campus from the convenience of your phone, tablet or computer.


Sign-up to receive a phone call from a current UH student ambassador. What’s fun to do in Houston? How challenging are college classes? What’s up with the food robots? Get your most pressing questions answered by current students. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we also host #AskMeAnything.

Cantu Scholarship App Drive

The Alonzo Cantu Scholarship is for incoming freshmen who graduated from any high school in Hidalgo County, Texas. Scholarship applicants must be ranked in the top 25 percent of their graduating class, demonstrate financial need and be Federal Pell Grant Program-eligible. Students will be evaluated based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation and a personal statement. The award is renewable for up to four years with a maximum amount of $16,000 for students who maintain a 2.75 GPA, full-time enrollment, and remain Federal Pell Grant Program-eligible. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Recipients may receive the Alonzo Cantu Scholarship and additional scholarships to assist in paying for college.

For more instructions on how to apply, questions about the scholarship or application join us for a virtual chat: https://s.visitdays.com/uhouston/ci/zsqnleqznv

Future Islander Extravaganza

Future Islander Extravaganza will be held Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Whataburger Field from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Meet representatives to answer your questions about the enrollment process. Representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Veterans’ Affairs, Scholarships, Islander Housing, Islander Launch Orientation and more will be available to assist you with any questions regarding the enrollment process.


Application/Portal Help Q&A

Office of Admissions Events: Rio Grande Valley always wants to provide an experience customized to you. Although we are not conducting in-person experiences for the fall 2020 semester, our virtual events will connect you with the information you want and the friendly staff members who want to help you find your place at the University of Houston.

Application/Portal Help Q&A will be held on 11/18/20 & 12/09/20 from 4:30PM to 5:30PM. 

Do you need help with your UH application or your myUH account? Want to know what you’re missing to be completed? Come join our virtual session to get help learning more about how to submit your application and navigate your myUH self-service account. Please follow the link to register:

November 18, 2020        https://myvst.co/v/yqdddkctjz

December 09, 2020       https://myvst.co/v/dthmkhtaex

Coffee Chats with Parents & Students


Come bring your coffee or tea for a chat about the university of Houston and have your questions answered by your admissions representative.

Dates: November 11, 2020 & December 16, 2020 from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.

Please register today:

Wednesday, 11/11/20:          https://myvst.co/v/zncxahdawv

Wednesday, 12/16/20:          https://myvst.co/v/mniduxosmb

UNT Live – RGV

This informative, free reception will bring UNT to you! Information on UNT, the admissions process, Housing, and Financial Aid & Scholarships will be available. You can also meet with various departments during the event who can answer any questions you might have regarding your transition to UNT.

Dessert and coffee will be provided! Check-in begins at 6:15 p.m. each evening.

Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen 101 N. Main St., McAllen, TX 78501

Event open to:
Parents & All Students

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Contact Phone:

Register at live.unt.edu

Becoming a Longhorn

Are you considering a future at The University of Texas at Austin?

During this presentation, you’ll learn why students choose UT Austin, what we’re looking for in future Longhorns and your next steps on the path to admission.

Join us on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at The University Center at TSTC for our Becoming a Longhorn Information Session!

The University Center at TSTC is located at:

2424 Boxwood Street

Harlingen, Texas, 78550

High School Seniors, Please register HERE!

For more information about the event, please contact:

The University of Texas at Austin

Valley Admissions Center


[email protected]

Rice University – Information Sessions

High School Seniors!

You and your family are invited to attend an information session where you can learn about Rice University’s academic programs, student life, admission and financial assistance options.

Choose from two locations in your area:

Sunday, August 18
2 p.m.

Brownsville Events Center
1 Events Center Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78526

Sunday, August 18
7 p.m.

McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Boulevard
McAllen, TX 78501

Space is Limited, so register Today!

Register Here:



Welcome Back Counselors!

It’s the start of the 2019 – 2020 academic year, and we are excited to share important updates with you!

As with every start of the Fall Semester, it’s time to get the latest updates and news from different colleges and universities across this great state. Here is a list of current updates you will want to sign up for and attend. Please contact your local representative to get more specific details about each event including the time, location, etc.

If you have not already done so, please create a Counselor Account so you can view our calendar for any further changes or updates.

Counselor Updates

August 5 – Texas Southmost College

August 16 – Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi)

September 5 – TXST & UTSA (Corpus Christi)

September 10 – UT & A&M (Laredo)

September 10 – Texas A&M Kingsville (Coastal Bend)

September 11 – Texas Tech & UH (Coastal Bend)

September 11 – UT & A&M (RGV)

September 12 – Texas Tech & UH (RGV)

September 12 – UT & A&M (Coastal Bend)

September 13 – South Texas College

September 17 – Texas A&M Kingsville (RGV)

October 1 – TXST & UTSA (RGV – Mission)

October 2 – TXST & UTSA (RGV – Brownsville)

October 8 – Texas A&M Corpus Christi (RGV)