Our programs facilitate our goals to support undergraduate student success and timely graduation. We help build supportive communities for all incoming students, provide supplemental academic resources for students seeking extra support, create alternative routes to becoming a Longhorn, offer incentive-based scholarships tied to performance, and ensure students have more opportunities to succeed once enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin. Combined, these programs are transforming our campus culture around student success.
First-Generation students come from families where neither parent or guardian has a four-year degree or higher from a college or university. Colleges, schools, and units across campus collaborate to ensure First-Gen Longhorns and their families are aware of and have access to the many resources available to them on campus to support their success.
The Graduation Help Desk consolidates all the tools available to help students stay on track to graduate and offers students assistance enrolling in classes required to fulfill degree requirements. Graduation Help Desk staff work with students, advisors, and faculty to resolve roadblocks to timely graduation.
A common challenge faced by students early in their college career is finding the right academic path — students often learn that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is not a good fit for them early in their first semester. Major Switch was created to give students the opportunity to transfer to non-STEM major courses mid-semester, save their GPAs, and stay on track to timely graduation.
The Presidential Scholars and Texas Excellence scholarship programs award students with excellent academic credentials an award of up to $20,000. Presidential Scholars and Texas Excellence students are enrolled in all the colleges and schools at UT and may also be members of honors programs and other university organizations and communities.
Student Success Initiatives partners with the Office of Admissions and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to provide scholarships that recognize students’ hard work and help support their timely graduation.
Students commit to graduating on time. We help them get there. By enrolling in Senior Countdown, students are given priority access to the Graduation Help Desk and are guaranteed access to courses they need to graduate.
A nationally recognized incentive-based scholarship program, the University Leadership Network’s comprehensive four-year plan involves leadership training, peer mentoring, and experiential learning opportunities, helping students develop skills consistent with graduating in four years.
In partnership with The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, UT for Me – Powered by Dell Scholars aims to close the gap in college graduation rates across income levels by dramatically expanding ongoing, individualized support services for Pell-eligible undergraduate students.