From: Accelerated Transfer Academy
Date: August 14, 2023
Subject: ATA Newsletter - August 14, 2023

Happy Monday ATA Scholars! We hope that you are as excited as we are about the upcoming Fall 2023 semester.


We believe in holistic success so we look forward to providing you with everything you need to succeed!

In This Issue:

  1. Fall 2023 Registration & ATA Points System
  2. Fall 2023 Welcome Week
  3. ATA Kick-Off and August Program Meeting
  4. UHD Campus Community Events
  5. GatorCash Incentive Dollars Program
  6. UHD ÔÇïBasic Needs for Students
  7. Canvas Learning Management System

Please remember to register for classes for Fall 2023. The registration deadline is August 19th, 2023. Late registration is from August 20th – August 28th, 2023. For more information regarding registration deadlines, please visit the UHD Academic Calendar. For more information regarding course scheduling and what classes to take, please connect with your respective college advisor.

Remember: There is NO COURSE required to be part of the ATA program.  

Did you know you have a financial aid counselor? If you have questions or concerns regarding your financial aid, please connect with your financial aid counselor. Financial aid counselors can be found here. Please come visit us if there is anything we can help you with related to financial aid and how it applies to your bill. You may also reach us by phone at 713-221-8041 or by email at

Throughout the semester you will have an opportunity to connect with your success coach and peer mentor. In addition to connecting, there will be various opportunities to engage with your peers through the ATA program and across UHD. As you participate in the program you will accumulate points. You need a minimum of 5 points to retain your book voucher for the following semester. Some activities are mandatory, others are optional (you decide what activities you would like to do). The more points, the better! Additional monetary and exclusive swag incentives are awarded to students who are the most active in the program.

You will receive your book voucher at the beginning of the semester in September at the time of UHD’s Official Day of Record, September 6, 2023.

Student Registration Status

Book Voucher Value

Scholarship Eligibility

Full–Time Status = 12 credit hours or more

$250 to be used in UHD’s bookstore for books and school supplies


Part-Time Status = 6 – 9 credit hours

$125 to be used in UHD’s bookstore for books and school supplies


How to accumulate points each semester


Point Value

Mandatory or Optional


Attend 3 Success Coaching Sessions

1 Point (total)


In-Person or Virtual

Attend ALL Program Meetings

1 Point (total)


In-Person or Virtual

Program meetings happen once a month beginning in August and end in November

(Can schedule an additional coaching session to make up for the program meeting if you were unable to attend)

Focus 2 Assessment

1 Point


Online Assessment

Please connect with you respective career center to complete

Career Learning Community (CLC) Reflection Survey

1 Point Each



Completed via survey online through CampusGroups

Peer Mentor Meetings/Events

1 Point Each


In-Person and Virtual

CLC Field Learning Trips

2 Points Each



Experiential Learning Activities

4 Points (total)


In-Person and Virtual

ATA Professional Portfolio

2 Points


In-Person or Virtual

Academic Recovery Program (ARP) Grade Check

2 Points (total)

Mandatory for Students on Academic Probation


In-Person or Virtual

Fall 2023 Welcome Week

Welcome Week is an opportunity to welcome new and returning gators to the campus of UHD. WOW looks to provide programming, paraphernalia, snacks, and activities that will assist with connecting students to peers, faculty, staff, student organizations, and resources on and off the campus.

For a complete listing of all activities & events, please visit the Welcome Week website.


Fall 2023 ATA Kick-Off and August Program Meeting

Thursday, August 31
4:00pm - 6:00pm
ATA Lounge (S418), One Main Street, Room S417, Houston, TX 77002, United States
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*This event is a MANDATORY requirements as part of the ATA point system to maintain your book voucher for the following semester.
We will overview the ATA program and requirements, and you will get to meet the excellent ATA Staff! We will also be serving snacks & refreshments.


UHD Campus Community Events


Wednesday, September 6
Start End   Event         Location
11:00am 1:00pm Student Involvement Fair (Day Session) Academic Building (A300
4:30pm 6:00pm Student Involvement Fair (Evening Session)
Academic Building (A300
Saturday, September 9
8:00am 12:00pm Fall 2023 GatorServe at 9/11 Day of Remembrance
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
Wednesday, September 13
11:00am 1:00pm Private Location (register to display)

GatorCash Incentive Dollars Program

GatorCash is a flex account on your GatorCard that you can deposit money on to allow you to make purchases at UHD dining facilities using your GatorCard, including at Starbucks. When you load one of the predetermined GatorCash Incentive Dollars options on your Gator Card, you will receive between $10 and $50 in GatorCash Incentive Dollars! GatorCash Incentive Dollars will automatically roll over from one semester to the other.

UHD ÔÇïBasic Needs for Students

Access to basic needs, such as food, housing, childcare, mental health, financial assistance, and transportation, is critical for ensuring strong academic performance, increasing persistence and graduation, and improving well-being among students. UHD has launched it's new initiative to offer basic needs resources for its students. Learn more at

Canvas Learning Management System

UHD is transitioning to a new Learning Management System called Instructure Canvas. This system will replace Blackboard. As part of the transition, some of your classes may be offered in Canvas (instead of Blackboard) in Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 semesters. Starting in Spring 2024 all classes will be in Canvas.ÔÇï

Accelerated Transfer Academy
One Main Street

Room S417
Houston, TX 77002


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