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Office of Admissions UTPB Students
Frequently Asked Questions by Parents

  1. If we want to visit the campus, whom do we call?
     
  2. Do you have an Orientation for Parents?
     
  3. Whom should my son/daughter call to find out whether or not he/she has been accepted for admission?
     
  4. If my son/daughter wishes to select his/her roommate, what do we need to do?
     
  5. My son/daughter is a first-time freshman. Will he/she be allowed to have a car during the freshman year? 
     
  6. We have our own health insurance; can we have the "medical service plan" fee waived? 
     
  7. We do not have health insurance. Can we buy student health insurance in addition to paying the medical services fee? 
     
  8. Whom do I contact for Scholarship Information? 
     
  9. How do I obtain information on campus crime statistics and campus security policies? 
     
  10. Where can my son or daughter find a tutor? 
      
  11. My son/daughter is an excellent student. What happens if he/she receives what we both perceive to be an unfair grade. What do we do? 
     
  12. This is the first time for my son/daughter to be away from home for an extended period of time. What if this should cause stress and problems adjusting to living away from home? 
     
  13. I want to know exactly how much we will have to pay for tuition and fees.
     

 
1.) If we want to visit the campus, whom do we call?

To make an appointment for a tour of the campus, please call the Admissions office, at 432-552-2605 or the toll free number at 866-552-UTPB, e-mail the Office of Admission or sign up online. You are also encouraged to visit the campus during the regularly scheduled Falcon Days.


2.) Do you have an Orientation for parents?

Parents are always welcome during Orientation. Feel free to contact the Office of Student Life  about our Orientaiton schedule or view it online.


3.) Whom should my son/daughter call to find out whether or not he/she has been accepted for admission?

To inquire about the status of his/her application, he/she should call the main number: 432-552-2605 or if calling from outside the Odessa/Midland area, call toll free at: 866-552-UTPB.


4.) If my son/daughter wishes to select his/her roommate, what do we need to do?

If you have a preferred roommate, it is important that both request the same type of housing and name your preferred roommate on the application (both parties must request each other to be placed together). Men and women will live in separate housing.
 


5.) My son/daughter is a first time freshman. Will he/she be allowed to have a car during the freshman year?

YES!  We allow cars on campus.


6.) We have our own health insurance, can we have the "medical service plan" fee waived?

The "medical service" does not serve the same purpose as your medical insurance since it covers only those services provided by Primary Medical Clinic and does not include hospitalization. There is a $15 co-payment at the time of the visit to the clinic. Therefore, if you have your own health insurance, it is not necessary to use it for services covered by this plan. For additional information, contact the Office of the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Services at 432-552-2600 or click here.


7.) We do not have health insurance. Can we buy student health insurance in addition to paying the medical services fee?

Yes. Contact the Office of the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Services, 432-552-2600 or click here for additional information.


8.) Whom do I contact for Scholarship Information?

For information about scholarships for first-time freshmen, contact the Office of Admissions, 432-552-2605 or toll-free at 1-866-552-UTPB, for information on other scholarships, contact the Office of Financial Aid, 432-552-2620.


9.) How do I obtain information on campus crime statistics and campus security policies?

UTPB rates high among the safest campuses in the state. UTPB publishes specified information in compliance with the Federal Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542, as amended). For more information contact the UTPB Police Office at 432-552-2787 or click here.


10.) Where can my son or daughter find a tutor?

Comprehensive academic support services designed to improve the student's learning potential are available through the Success Center. For information on services provided, call 432-552-3350.


11.) My son/daughter is an excellent student. What happens if he/she receives what we both perceive to be an unfair grade. What do we do?

The student has the right to appeal. Please refer to the catalog's Student Academic Appeal Procedures.


12.) This is the first time for my son/daughter to be away from home for an extended period of time. What if this should cause stress and problems adjusting to living away from home. What kind of services do you offer?

The Counseling Center provides free counseling services to students. The PASS Office offers academic counseling in the areas of study skills, career counseling and career interest testing and short-term problem solving counseling services.


13.) I want to know exactly how much we will have to pay for tuition and fees.

Click here to view current tuition and fees.  Please note, the State Legislature establishes the tuition for all public colleges and universities. As such, tuition is subject to change with little or no previous notice.