Academic Fresh Start
An applicant for admission who is a Texas resident may seek to enter
UT Dallas pursuant to the "academic fresh start" statute, Texas
Education Code, 51.931. If the applicant informs the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services in writing of the election, UT Dallas will not consider academic course credits or grades earned by the applicant 10 or more years prior to the starting date of the semester in which the applicant seeks to enroll. An applicant who makes the election to apply under this statute will not receive any course credit for courses taken 10 or more years prior to enrollment. An applicant for graduate admission who has earned a baccalaureate degree under the "academic fresh start" statute, Texas
Education Code, 51.931 will only be evaluated on the grade point average of the course work completed for that baccalaureate degree and the other criteria stated in the graduate catalog.
Applicants Concurrently Enrolled in High School
UT Dallas will consider the co-enrollment of highly-qualified high school students in specific UT Dallas courses on an individual basis. Co-enrollment decisions will be made based on the academic credentials of the applicant, the scholastic rigor of the requested classes, the course prerequisites and the demand for the class from current UT Dallas students.
To request co-enrollment, prospective students must
See first-time freshman admission and Application Guidelines for more information.
- Complete an application for admission
- Submit copies of high school transcripts and all standardized test results
- Have passed all portions of, or be exempt from, the THEA test
- Submit a letter from the student's high school counselor that endorses the student's enrollment in a particular course(s)
- Provide counselor verification that the requested course(s) represent instruction unavailable and/or advanced beyond those offered at the student's high school.
If admitted, the University will stipulate the course(s) for which the student may enroll. Co-enrolled students will be permitted to enroll in no more than seven credit hours per semester at UT Dallas. Upon acceptance, co-enrolled students must petition the Office of Undergraduate Education each semester to request admission to specific courses for that semester. A student will receive UT Dallas credit for such course(s). Co-enrolled students must continue to make satisfactory progress toward their high school graduation. A student who drops out of high school must also drop co-enrolled courses at UT Dallas. Co-enrolled students will be subject to the usual catalog conditions for good academic standing, and the Office of Undergraduate Education will advise co-enrolled students.
Applicants for Second Baccalaureate Degree
A student who has graduated from UT Dallas, or any other college or university, with an undergraduate degree may only enter another undergraduate program at UT Dallas with the approval of the associate dean of the school in which the subsequent degree is sought.
Students who have attended another college or university since they
were last enrolled at UT Dallas must submit official transcripts
of all subsequent coursework.
Leave of Absence
Students who formally request and are granted a leave of absence will be exempted from readmission requirements. A request for a leave of absence must be made in advance. Upon return to UT Dallas, a transcript from all institutions attended after leaving UT Dallas must be provided to the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services, including attendance at another institution during a summer session.
A non-degree-seeking student is an undergraduate who does not intend to seek a degree at UT Dallas, but who wishes to take courses for credit. Up to 15 hours of such course credit may be transferred to any degree program at the University. Acceptance of any of these hours is at the discretion of the master of the college into which the student wishes to be accepted.
Non-degree-seeking students must apply using the transient admission application and meet all first-time freshman admission requirements. International students must be enrolled in a degree program and therefore may not enroll as non-degree-seeking students. Exceptions may be made for the summer session for those students enrolled in a degree-seeking program elsewhere.
In order to continue enrollment beyond one semester, non-degree-seeking students will be bound by the same scholastic standards that apply to regularly enrolled degree-seeking students.