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Steps after Admission for Transfer Students


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All Transfer Students

This site contains everything you need to know to take you from the moment you are admitted to the first day of class. Consult the Campus Map for building locations.

A Final Requirement for Some Undergraduate Students

Texas Higher Education Assessment/Texas Success Initiative (THEA/TSI): The TSI requires students to be assessed in reading, writing and math skills prior to enrolling in college. Those who are not TSI exempt will be required to obtain passing scores on the THEA. Students can be exempted from TSI through a variety of means. Those who do not meet UT Dallas THEA standards will have a registration hold placed on their records.

ALEKS Math Placement Assessment Exam (ALEKS): UT Dallas uses the ALEKS Assessment to optimize the placement of all students in their first math course. The assessment is an open format that does not use multiple choice questions. All incoming first-time freshmen to UT Dallas are required to take the ALEKS Assessment. The ALEKS Assessment module at UT Dallas costs $40 per student.

Additional Requirements for International Freshmen

All International Visa Types:

  • Submit the results from your TB test to the Student Health Center (for all students born outside the USA).
  • Apply for a passport with your home country government (if you are currently outside the USA).
  • Review procedures needed to enter U.S. (if you are currently outside the USA).
  • Request airport pickup from a student organization (if you are currently outside the USA).
  • Meet with an academic advisor and obtain a registration clearance code before registering.

F and J Visa Types Only:

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