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Admission FAQ's

Often times applicants have many questions about the Admission process. If your Admission question was not answered below, an Admission representative will be glad to answer all questions and concerns. Please review some of the frequently asked questions below.

1. How do I apply?

Please choose the student level that best represents your academic situation from the Admissions homepage.  Each page for the corresponding student level has directions on how to apply to the university.

2. How do I know if you have received my application for admission?

A letter will be e-mailed to you stating that we have received your application for admission. The email will contain your college wide identification number or CWID. As a courtesy, a letter containing your admission decision will also be emailed to you.  

3. How can I check my application status?

You can check your Admissions Status by going to Web for Students and clicking on the "Check My Admissions Status" link.

4. How long is the Admissions process?

Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing your application for admissions once the application fee has been paid.  This does not include the time you should allow for receipt of your transcripts.  That time can vary depending on several factors that are not within our control.  Please continue to check your admissions status using the information above.

5. I've paid my application fee, now what?

You will receive an Acknowledgement letter which will include your CWID  within one week after the receipt of your application. You will also receive email notifications to your personal e-mail account regarding missing documents, financial aid, and other important university correspondence.

6. I requested a fee waiver.  When will I know if it has been approved?

Your application for admission status will change once your fee waiver has been approved. This status can be viewed through Web for Students.

7. In what term do I pay my fee?

Please make sure that you pay your application fee in the term of the semester you are applying.  Please make sure you choose this term before you submit payment.

8. I have reviewed my admissions status through Web for Students and I see checklist items that I wasn't expecting.  Do I have to submit these documents? 

If your admissions decision is PF, then your checklist could change.  A decision of PF means that your application for admission has not been processed.  During this processing, your checklist will be reviewed based on the information available to our office at that time. 

9. When will I know if I have been accepted?

Your admission file must be complete prior to admission decision.  Additional requirements may be added as your application for admission and transcripts are received and processed. You can view your admission decision using the “Check Your Admissions Status” link.

10. How long does it take to receive an admission decision?

Admission decisions are made on a weekly basis.  During the month that classes begin, admission decisions are made more frequently.

11. How long is my admission decision valid?

Your admission decision is valid for the semester it was issued.  If you do not enroll that semester, you must submit a Move Term Form, and be reprocessed for that semester.  Your admissions file will be reviewed for another admission decision for that semester.

12. Where do I submit my bacterial meningitis information?

You will submit your information to Magnus Health Service.   Please use the Verify Meningitis link available through your Web for Students account.  You will need to scan, fax, or mail your information to Magnus Health Service.   The university does not accept any bacterial meningitis information.

13. When does my bacterial meningitis information have to be submitted?

An approved meningitis record must be on file at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.  You cannot register for classes without an approved status on file with Magnus Health Service.

14. When will I know if my bacterial meningitis information has been approved?

Please allow at least 72 hours for your information to be reviewed after it has been received by Magnus Health Service.  The statement “Pending School Approval” indicates that your record has been received by Magnus and is pending approval with Magnus only.  The school does not review bacterial meningitis records.

15. Is my admissions application the same as my financial aid and scholarship applications?

No.  Each application is separate.  

16. What is my Student Id number?

Your Student Id number is a set of 8 numbers that is assigned to you by the university. CWID and SID are abbreviations that are used for your Campus Wide Id and Student Id.  When you log into Web for Students this is called your User ID. 

17. What is my PIN?

This is an abbreviation for your Personal Identification Number that you use to access Web for Students.  The very first time you access your Web for Students account this will be your 6-digit date of birth without dashes in the following format: June 1, 1959 would be 060159. After you login, you will be prompted to enter your old PIN (your 6-digit date of birth) and change this PIN to another set of 6-digits.  You will enter this information twice.  It cannot be your 6-digit date of birth in the above format. Please keep this number in a secure location.

18. How do I log into my Web for Students account?

Please click here to navigate to the Web for Students page.

19. Where can I find my Student Id number?

Your Student Id number can be found in several places.

a. On the back of your Student ID card.

b. On your Degree Plan. If you attended a New Student Orientation and were given a tentative plan, this number was written next to your name.  If you have received your Official Degree Plan, this number is on the left side above the letters “SID”.

c. On a statement mailed out from the Business Office.  It will be in the upper right hand corner.

d. On a printout of your schedule when you registered in the One Stop.

e. On the e-mail sent to you from Admissions indicating that your application for admissions has been received.

20. How can I reset my PIN?

Option 1: Please click the “Forgot PIN?” link located under the login button on the login screen.  If you have enabled this feature, you will be prompted with a question that you have designed.  You will then need to enter your answer.  Please note that the answer is case sensitive. You must type the answer in the same way you set it up.         

(Example – Question: What is my mother’s maiden name? Answer: Jones)

*You must enter “Jones” with a capital “J” and lowercase “ones” when you answer the   question. 

Option 2: Fax/Scan in a photo copy of your driver’s license to Admissions requesting your PIN to be reset.  If you are faxing your driver’s license, please make sure you lighten the copy.  It will darken in our fax machine.  We must be able to clearly read your name and birth date. You can fax this copy to (903) 223-3140.  If you scan a copy of your driver license, you can email it to Admissions@tamut.edu. Your signature must be on the request.

Option 3: Come into the University One Stop with your driver’s license and ask to have your PIN reset.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION

We CANNOT give you or anyone else your Student ID over the phone. This is a violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

We CANNOT give you or anyone else your PIN over the phone or in person. This number is masked out and cannot be viewed.

You have five attempts to login to Web for Students before you will be locked out and prompted to contact the One Stop to gain information on how to reset your pin.

21. How do I contact Admissions?

There are three ways you can contact the Admissions Office. You can contact us through email at admissions@tamut.edu, by phone at 903.223.3069, or by stopping by the One Stop Service Center.