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Admission Requirements and Procedures
 

   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 graduate.school@uta.edu. 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 already enrolled.
   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:

  1. courses completed at junior or community colleges
  2. courses completed by examination or correspondence
  3. incomplete grades or withdrawals
  4. pluses and minuses
  5. personal improvement courses such as private music lessons or activity courses in physical education
  6. graduate courses or any courses completed in graduate student status
  7. 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.

 
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