Preparing for Orientation FAQ

What can I do to prepare for my orientation session?
Please review the Pre-Orientation Checklist in the months leading up to New Student Orientation for detailed information about what you can do to ensure you’re ready for orientation and your first term at UT.

Freshman Pre-Orientation Checklist:
Transfer Student Pre-Orientation Checklist:

How do I request accommodations for orientation ?
If you have a disability and need accommodations for in-person or virtual orientation, you can find information about how to request accommodations at

Do I need to complete medical clearances, including immunizations, before orientation?
Both domestic and international students must satisfy all medical clearance requirements at least two weeks prior to your orientation session. These requirements need to be met so that you can register for classes.

Domestic students, click here to learn more about these requirements.

International students, click here to learn more about these requirements.

How do I submit my transcript?
You should submit your final, official high school transcript as soon as possible after your graduation.

If you attend a Texas public school, ask your school counselor to submit your final transcript electronically through Texas Records Exchange (TREx) which is a system managed by the Texas Education Agency and available to all public high schools in Texas. Another option is to have your school counselor submit your transcript electronically through Parchment (a partner of Naviance to some schools). Otherwise, an original, official document must be mailed to the Office of Admissions:

The University of Texas at Austin
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 8058
Austin, TX 78713-8058

Please note, a high school transcript hold will not prevent you from registering for classes during New Student Orientation, but this process should be completed by the start of your first semester.

Do I need to have my test scores (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, etc.) with me at my academic advising appointment?
You should have any test scores sent to Testing Services, but it's also helpful to gather all test scores and have them with you for your advising appointment at orientation. If you don't have all your scores, it's not a problem. Students can still register for orientation if their test scores are pending. Additionally, your advisor can still work with you to plan out your course selections even if some of your scores are still pending.

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