Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GSBS New Student Information

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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 the Director of Admissions and Special Programs, Yvonne Valdez at

Student Web Orientation

All students are required to complete the web orientation offered by the UT Health San Antonio Canvas learning management system. The instructions will be sent to your LiveMail email account from the Office of Student Life.

For supervisor notification, add your Academic Program Coordinator, in order for them 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.

GSBS Calendar (All GSBS Programs excluding IBMS)

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Date Event
Aug 22, 2024, Location TBD 9:00am - 10:00am Safety Training
10:00am -11:00am Institutional Animal Care
11:00am - 12:00pm Student Life Orientation
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm - 5:00pm GSBS Bootcamp
August 23, 2024, Location TBD 10:30am - 1:00pm GSBS Convocation and picnic
1:00pm - 4:00pm Program Specific Orientation

IBMS Specific Calendar

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Date Event
Aug 5 - 21, 2024 Information Coming Soon

Tuition and Fees

Up to date tuition and fees charges can be found hereIf a HOLD remains on a student account that prevents registration and payment of tuition and fees by 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, the student will be responsible for paying a $100 late fee.

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.

Immunization Requirements

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 directly. Once you have been matriculated into the University you will be contacted by them directly with further 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.

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

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. 

International Students

Please contact the Office of International Services at regarding your offer and F-1 documentation.

The Graduate Student International Club is a student-led resource support group for international students at UT Health San Antonio. The purpose of this group is to best guide and assist the current and incoming international students by providing resources that allow them to successfully transition to life in the USA with the overall goal of improving and making a productive study atmosphere on campus. One of the major purposes of the Graduate Student International Club is to help international students with the initial transition to the life in the USA by providing services like airport pickups, hosting international students, information resources for housing, utilities and social activities. To learn more, check out the GSBS student organizations webpage.


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