The requirements set forth in the following pages are the
minimum standards required for admission to the Graduate School.
Meeting them does not guarantee acceptance into a departmental
degree program because most departments have admission standards
more stringent than the minimum. Applications for admission must
be made on official forms available upon request from the Office of
the Dean of Graduate Studies in Room 333, Davis Hall, or by
calling 817-272-2688 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In
addition to the minimum requirements, most departments recommend
that potential applicants arrange a personal interview with the
appropriate Graduate Advisor before applying to the Graduate School.
Official notification of the admission decision is issued by
the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and is sent by the
Graduate School directly to the applicant. While information received
from the graduate program to which an individual has applied may
be important and useful, such information does not constitute
official notice of admission into Graduate School or into a graduate
program at The University of Texas at Arlington.
This catalog is a general information publication only. It is
not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to
students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract,
express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member
and The University of Texas at Arlington Graduate School or
The University of Texas System. The University reserves the right
to withdraw courses at any time, change fees, rules,
calendar, curriculum, degree programs, degree requirements,
graduation procedures and any other requirements affecting students.
Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so
determine and will apply to both prospective students and those
Students are held individually responsible for complying
with all requirements of the rules and regulations of the University
and the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System. Failure
to read and comply with policies, regulations and procedures will
not exempt a student from whatever penalties the student may incur.
Admission of United States Students
Admission into the Graduate School requires: 1) a bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or university with a satisfactory
grade-point average; 2) satisfactory academic standing at the last
institution attended; 3) an acceptable and current score on the aptitude tests
of the Graduate Record Examination or the Graduate
Management Admission Test, as specified by the department or program to
which application is being made; 4) demonstration through
previous academic performance of the potential for graduate work in
the chosen field; and 5) acceptance into a departmental program.
Some departments may have additional requirements. See the
departmental requirements for this information.
An applicant holding a degree or degrees from a university in
the United States should file an application form (available from
the Graduate School) and the following credentials at least 90 days
prior to the beginning of the semester or summer session in which
the student plans to register: 1) official transcripts (as defined in
the section titled "Official Transcripts, Records and Test Scores") of all
undergraduate and graduate college work previously taken
(an applicant who has attended U.T. Arlington previously within
five years as an undergraduate or special student must submit in
person or by mail a request to the U.T. Arlington Registrar to forward to
the Graduate School copies of all previous college transcripts on file
in the Registrar's Office); 2) scores on the aptitude tests of the
Graduate Record Examination, or Graduate Management Admission Test
if required in place of the GRE; 3) three letters of
recommendation completed according to the instructions accompanying the
official application form; and 4) a nonrefundable application evaluation
fee of $25 submitted with the original application. *Without
exception, this fee must be received before processing of admission
materials can begin.
Some graduate programs may set deadlines for admission
or consideration of applicants for graduate assistantships that are
earlier than general deadlines established by the Graduate School.
In particular, the School of Social Work has set March 15 as the
deadline for considering new applicants for the following fall semester.
Spring applicants for Social Work should observe the application
deadline in the Graduate School calendars. For any other potential
deadlines, individual graduate programs should be consulted.
*U.S. applicants who have enrolled in academic
institutions outside the United States are required to pay the
international application evaluation charge of $50 (U.S.).
Calculation of the Grade-Point Average
for Admission Purposes
The grade-point average for admission to the Graduate School
at The University of Texas at Arlington will be calculated according
to Texas law and the policies and procedures of the Graduate
School. Calculation of the grade-point average for admission purposes
will be based on the last two years of courses used to satisfy
bachelor's degree requirements, on a 4.0 scale. This means that the
last (approximately) 60 hours of the bachelor's degree will be used in
the grade-point calculation.
The following will not be included in grade-point calculation:
- courses completed at junior or community colleges
- courses completed by examination or correspondence
- incomplete grades or withdrawals
- pluses and minuses
- personal improvement courses such as private music lessons
or activity courses in physical education
- graduate courses or any courses completed in graduate
- courses in which the grade is a P, pass, credit, satisfactory
or other such designation
Quarter-hours will be converted to semester hours. Ninety
quarter- hours equal 60 semester hours.
In cases in which an applicant has repeated courses, the
grade-point calculation will include all grades earned in the course.
An applicant may have undergraduate courses taken
subsequent to completion of the bachelor's degree considered in the
grade-point calculation by making a written request to the Graduate School
at the time the application for admission is submitted.