Academic Excellence Scholarship Program

Accepting AES Award

Make sure to accept your AES awards and your AES Academic Agreement by May 1. There will be no exceptions to the May 1 deadline.

Steps to accepting an AES award

  1. Review the complete list of steps to take after receiving notice of admission as a freshman student located on the website of the Office of Enrollment Services.
  2. Notify the University of your intent to enroll.
  3. Setup your NetID and Password using your UTD ID (ten-digit number provided via email at the time of application) and Birthdate.
  4. To accept your AES awards and Academic Agreement, log into Galaxy, then select "Orion Student Center." A new window will open. Please disable Windows pop-up blockers. Under "To Do List," select "AES Acceptance Process."
    • We strongly recommend downloading the step-by-step instructions to guide you through the four-step AES Acceptance Process.
    • If you completed the AES Acceptance Process, you will receive an email to your UTD email address that will acknowledge receipt of the submission.
    • If you accepted your AES award, you are automatically eligible to apply by April 1 for an internship position in the UT Dallas Clark Summer Research Program. Visit the Clark Summer Research Program webpage for more information.
  5. Apply for housing if you wish to live on campus.
  6. Apply for financial aid.
  7. Register for an Orientation and consider participating in Comet Camp.