About Comet Connection

The Comet Connection is a program for Texas community college students who know they want to complete a bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas at Dallas. This unique program invites transfer students to become acquainted with the many services available to UT Dallas students while beginning to build a close association with the University. All two-year colleges in the state of Texas are participating partners in the UT Dallas Comet Connection program.

Opportunities unique to Comet Connection members:

  • Tuition Savings: Participate in the UT Dallas Guaranteed Tuition Plan.
  • Deferred Admission: Defer admission for up to 12 months.
  • Degree Completion: Transfer UT Dallas course credit back to your community college to complete your associate degree.
  • Early Advice: Meet one-on-one with UT Dallas academic advisors.
  • Career Preparation: Access to pre-health professions and pre-law advising centers
  • Library Privileges: Use the UT Dallas Library through the TexShare program.
  • Student Discounts: Join us at campus and athletic events and get the Comet Connection student rate.
Join Comet Connection+

Step 1
Choose courses at any Texas community college, referring to the UT Dallas transfer guide to choose classes that will directly apply toward your bachelor’s degree.

Step 2
Join Comet Connection

  • Complete a minimum of 12 hours at your community college.
  • Be in good standing with your community college.
  • Download and fill out the appropriate Comet Connection agreement form.
  • Have an academic advisor at your community college sign the agreement form.
  • Return the form to the UT Dallas Office of Admission and Enrollment Services.

Step 3
Apply to UT Dallas

  • Complete a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours at your community college.
  • Submit the following documents to UT Dallas:

Step 4
Enroll at UT Dallas

  • Declare your intent to enroll.
  • Register for transfer orientation.
  • Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor.
  • For Comet Connection members, admission is valid for 12 months from the semester of admission. Comet Connection students who plan to defer enrollment must submit a Petition for Undergraduate Deferment of Admission form, which is located under the Admission Forms folder in their Galaxy account. Deferment requests must be filed by census day of the original application term.
Lock In Your Tuition+

Lock in your tuition – Guaranteed
As a Comet Connection member, you can lock in your tuition rate for five years from the time your signed Comet Connection agreement is processed. Tuition is charged at an hourly rate for up to 15 credit hours for Texas residents. Additional hours do not incur a further charge for tuition. For more information, go to UT Dallas’ Guaranteed Tuition Plan website.

Deadlines for U.S. Citizens and Residents

Tuition Lock Enrollment Date

Fixed Tuition Rate

Final Semester of Fixed Tuition Rate

July 1 – December 31, 2015

Fall 2015 Summer 2020

January 1 – June 30, 2016

Fall 2015 Summer 2020

July 1 – December 31, 2016

Fall 2016 Summer 2021
Forms+

Download and fill out the appropriate Comet Connection agreement form:

Comet Connection Agreement Form

Dallas County Community College District Comet Connection Agreement Form

More Information

For University admission criteria, visit the admission requirements page.

For more information about the Comet Connection, contact an Enrollment Services Advisor at 972-883-2270 or 1-800-889-2443.

Houston Counselors

Guy Graugnard

Karla Lopez-Bownds

The University of Texas at Dallas | Office of Admission and Enrollment 1-972-883-2270
Student Services Bldg | 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080-3021 1-800-889-2443