The SPEAK examination is offered on the
campus at various times during the year. A satisfactory score on
this examination may be used for the Test of Spoken English-A (TSE-A) requirement. This examination may be taken in cases in which
the student has come to U.T. Arlington without having taken the TSE-A and wishes to be considered for a graduate assistantship. Cost
and time necessary for scoring the SPEAK examination are
comparable to those for the TSE-A. Contact the Office of Counseling and
Career Development for administration dates and other details.
Application forms and information bulletins for the TOEFL
and the TSE-A may be obtained from the Educational Testing
Service, Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 U.S.A., from
American embassies and consulates and offices of the U.S. Information
Service, and from the Office of Counseling and Career Development at
The University of Texas at Arlington. The application procedure is
similar to that previously described for the GRE.
For more information on the TOEFL and the
the TOEFL Web site at www.toefl.org.
Developmental English Program
Students who do not achieve scores on the
SPEAK sufficiently high enough to satisfy the English
proficiency requirements for graduate teaching assistants must enroll in
the Developmental English Program and be certified for
English proficiency. This 10-week program offered by the U.T.
Arlington English Language Institute emphasizes accent reduction and
oral presentation skills needed by teaching assistants. Registration is
in 402 Hammond Hall, and the charge is $400, payable at the time
of registration. Contact the English Language Institute at
817-272-2730 for details, including current class schedule and charges.
Other Admission Tests
Other tests, such as the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and the
Test of Spoken English (TSE), may be required in addition to the
GRE, GMAT or TOEFL for admission to certain graduate
programs. Individual departmental and program descriptions should
be consulted for this information.
Official Transcripts, Records and Test Scores
A Graduate School admission decision cannot be rendered
until official transcripts and/or university marksheets of all previous
college work are received. U.S. transcripts, transcripts from outside the
United States or university marksheets that meet the criteria described
below will be considered official by the Graduate School for
admission purposes. Documents that do not meet the criteria described
below will be considered unofficial and may prevent or cause delays
U.S. transcriptsOfficial transcripts from U.S.
institutions are those mailed directly to the Graduate School by the
Registrar or responsible head of the institution at which the work
was attempted or completed. Uncertified or notarized copies
of transcripts or hand-delivered transcripts or copies received
from a third party, regardless of the origin, are not official.
Transcripts from outside the United
StatesTranscripts from institutions outside the United States are considered
official when bearing the original seal of the institution and the
original signature of the Registrar or responsible head of the institution.
Uncertified or notarized copies of
received from a third
regardless of the origin, are not
University marksheets from outside the United
StatesA complete educational record detailing all post-high school
work must be received. This record must be in the form
of consolidated marksheets specifying the number of
attempts required to pass each course or individual semester, annual
and supplemental marksheets. Each consolidated or
individual marksheet must contain the following information: a) name
of each course attempted and/or passed; b) semester date or
year date each course was attempted and/or passed; c)
grades/marks received for each course attempted and/or passed.
Documentation verifying the award of each degree
received is required. This verification must be in the form of a
diploma or degree certificate stating date degree was awarded, exact
title of degree awarded and name of university conferring the
degree. This diploma or degree certificate must be imprinted with
the university/college seal and be signed by the Registrar,
Controller of Exams or other similarly designated official at the
institution at which the work was completed.
All marksheets, diploma and degree certificates must
be official documents. To be considered official, each marksheet, diploma and degree certificate must be an original
document or a photocopy bearing the university/college seal and
the signature of the Registrar, Controller of Exams or other
similarly designated official of the institution at which the work or
degree was completed. Notarized copies, fax copies or copies
attested by institutions other than the one at which the work or
degree was attempted or completed are not official.
Test score reportsOfficial test score reports for the
Graduate Record Examination, Graduate Management Admission
Test, Test of English as a Foreign Language and Test of Spoken
English are those issued by the Educational Testing Service (ETS)
and sent by ETS directly to the Graduate School.
Uncertified or notarized copies of academic records,
including test scores, and copies of records or test scores bearing
the designation "student copy," "issued to student,"
"applicant's copy," "unofficial copy" or similar designations are
Retention of Application Records
All application materials become property of The University
of Texas at Arlington and cannot be returned. Completed
applications, transcripts, test scores and all application records for applicants
who do not register in the semester for which they applied are retained
by the Graduate School for one year. Applicants who do not enroll
in the semester for which they applied may request an "update"
form from the Graduate School titled "Request to Change Admission
Date" for use within one calendar year from the registration date for
which they initially applied. See the section on the "International
Application Evaluation Charge" for information on charges for re-evaluation
of records of international students.
U.S. Application Evaluation Charge
A non-refundable evaluation charge of $25 is required of
all applicants eligible to be considered as U.S. applicants. This
payment must be received before processing of admission materials can
begin. There are no exceptions to this policy. An applicant failing to enroll