SOM Office of Admissions

I got in, now what?

Congratulations on your acceptance to the School of Medicine, Class of 2024!

We know that it has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to get to this point and for that, we applaud your accomplishment. We in the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions, along with the School of Medicine faculty, are committed to working with you to ensure that you succeed in your academic and professional goals. Please know that our doors are always open to you.

You should have received a formal letter of acceptance by mail. Please carefully read through this letter and complete all of the requirements for matriculation described.

To ensure you matriculation, please use the checklist on this page to complete all requirements by the specified dates, and before you arrive for New Student Orientation.

I look forward to meeting you personally and extending a warm UTMB and School of Medicine welcome.


Richard Carroll, PhD
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions

Check List

  1. Go to mySTAR and accept the position in medical school.
  2. Verify with Enrollment Services Office that your official transcripts have arrived. If your school can send the transcripts electronically via SPEEDE, please use that method to send your transcripts to UTMB. If you are currently enrolled, send your official transcripts at the end of the semester. Be sure to have the transcripts sent from your previous school directly to the Enrollment Services Office at:
    • The University of Texas Medical Branch
      Enrollment Services
      301 University Boulevard
      Galveston, TX 77555-1305

  3. Fill out and return these items to the address on the form:
  4. All entering students must undergo a security background check and drug screen. Within 30-60 days of the beginning of your start term, students will receive a CastleBranch eVite at their UTMB student email providing the link to CastleBranch, the company responsible for background/drug for UTMB students.
  1. Tuition and Fee Payment Information
  1. Housing Information and Rates for on campus. Other options in the Galveston area: UTMB Living and Galveston Apartment Locator.
  1. Student Parking
  2. All entering students must submit required proof of immunizations. (Click to download list of Immunization Requirements.) You can complete your immunization information and upload supporting documents using the Immunization Information tile on your home page in mySTAR (click for instructions for the UTMB Immunization System.)
  3. Please read the following regarding Students with Disabilities (Word). You will be required to sign online that you have read and understand this policy.