Next Steps

Congratulations and welcome to Texas Woman’s!

There are a few things you need to do as a first-year or transfer student before getting to class.

A TWU undergraduate student at commencement with the words Boldly Go underneath her.

Step 1: Create your Pioneer Portal

 Create your Pioneer Portal account.

Your Pioneer Portal account must be set up before you can access your TWU Gmail account. Pioneer Portal is where you will accept your scholarships and financial aid, sign up for housing, register for classes and more.

 Set up your TWU Gmail account and check it daily.

From Pioneer Portal you can access your TWU Gmail. Your login information will be the same as your Pioneer Portal.


 Access SelfService.

SelfService is where you can view your degree plan and schedule of classes.

For help with set up, contact or call 940-898-3971.

Step 2: Check your TWU Gmail account regularly

 Login and check your TWU Gmail.

We recommend checking your TWU Gmail account daily or once a week. This is where communication from the TWU will be sent, including scholarships and financial aid award letters, housing selection and enrollment information, so it's important to check it often. 

For help, contact or call 940-898-3971.

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid

 Submit a free federal OR Texas application for financial aid (FAFSA or TAFSA) and enter TWU's school code (003646) to ensure we receive your records.

You may be asked to submit additional documents by TWU to complete the FAFSA process. Requests will be sent to your TWU email, so remember to continue checking your email account. If you receive a request for additional documents, it’s important you respond as soon as possible so your potential financial aid isn’t affected.

  • Applications open: Oct. 1
  • Renew FAFSA each year to qualify for more types of financial aid
  • TWU's FAFSA priority deadlines:
    • Summer & Fall: Jan. 15
    • Spring: Sept. 1

TWU's school code: 003646 

Step 4: Apply for Scholarships

 Submit the TWU General Scholarship Application and automatically match with scholarships you qualify for.

  • Fall deadline: March 15
  • Spring deadline: Dec. 14

Step 5: Register for Orientation

 Register for orientation. (You will meet with your advisor and sign up for classes during orientation)

Step 6: Housing

Housing is required and guaranteed for students under 21, or with fewer than 60 credit hours.

 Submit the housing application, pay the housing deposit and choose your meal plan OR

 Visit TWU's Campus Alliance for Resource Education (CARE) for living off-campus resources and housing resources and tips.

Step 7: Pay Tuition & Fees

 Visit the Bursar to pay for classes.

  • Pay by the posted deadlines to avoid deleting your course schedule.
  • Review your tuition charges and fees.
  • Learn how to sign up for installment payment plans.

Step 8: Submit your Immunization Records

Texas requires all students to provide proof of immunization.

 Submit your immunization records to Student Health Services.

Find instructions on how to submit your immunization records here.

Final Steps for First-Year Students

 Submit final high school transcripts with graduation date.

 Check your Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Status in your Pioneer Portal.

 If needed, register for TSI and Accuplacer tests.

Final Steps for Transfer Students

 Submit final transcripts from your current college with all grades.

Have questions? Contact us

Local: 940-898-3188
Toll free: 1-866-809-6130

Our Location & Hours

ADM Building, Rm 105
P.O. Box 425589
Denton, TX 76204

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mon. - Fri.

Page last updated 11:26 AM, August 4, 2020