Admissions Changes Effective August 2013

The following presents the approved changes as they would appear in the relevant sections in the catalog.


Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Admissions Requirements - Master's Program
Unconditional Admission requires two of the three following conditions:

  • 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework AND a 3.0 average on all graduate work
  • A minimum of two of the following three Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores: (1) verbal minimum score of 153 (not less than 146), (2) quantitative score of 144 (not less than 140), (3) written analytical minimum score of 4. For exams taken before August 1, 2011, a minimum of two of the three scores are required: (1) verbal minimum score of 500 (not less than 400), (2) quantitative minimum score of 500 (not less than 400), (3) written analytical minimum score of 4.
  • 3 letters of reference on file

Probationary Admission
Applicants failing to meet the unconditional admission GRE criteria or having a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered for probationary admission in which case the following criteria will also be considered by the Graduate Studies Committee:

  • Professionally relevant experience
  • Writing sample

Terms of Probation upon Acceptance: All students admitted under probation status will be required to earn a 3.5 GPA during the first 12 hours of graduate coursework in the program.
Provisional Admission
An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admissions deadline, but whom otherwise appears to meet admissions requirements may be granted provisional admission.
Deferred Admission
An applicant's admission may be deferred when a file is not complete or when denying admission is not appropriate.
Denied Admission
An applicant may be denied admission if the conditions for unconditional and probationary admission have not been met.
In addition, if a student has been suspended from The University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons, that student may not be admitted or readmitted to an educator preparation program in the College of Education and Health Professions.