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Comet Card

The Comet Card is the official University identification card for all students, faculty, and staff. The Comet Card allows students to use campus facilities and services and offers a debit feature where money may be stored to make on-campus purchases and payments. Cards are issued through the Info Depot (SU 2.204). Call (972) 883-2495 for additional information.

Distance Education

Distance education, the new classroom setting, offers courses taught online/via the internet. Many of the courses the University of Texas at Dallas offers are offered both in the classroom and online. In addition, the university, along with other U.T. System schools, offers a number of courses via the U.T. TeleCampus, which can be accessed at http://www.telecampus.utsystem.edu/. U.T. Dallas currently offers TeleCampus courses in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the School of General Studies (Teacher Education), and the School of Management. Specific courses and registration procedures can be found in the Class Schedule.

Health Insurance

A group health insurance plan is available to all enrolled students and is administered by the Office of the Dean of Students.

International students on non immigrant status and dependents of J1 visa holders are required to maintain approved comprehensive health insurance while enrolled at U.T. System component institutions. At registration, international students will be assessed a health insurance fee for the purchase of the U.T. System Student Health Insurance Plan where there is no evidence of continuing coverage under (1) the U.T. System Employee Health Plan or a comparable mandatory employee plan, (2) continuing mandatory coverage through a government sponsored health plan, (3) or continuing coverage that satisfies the requirements of USIA regulations with regard to J1 and J2 visa holders.

Housing Information

The privately managed Waterview Park Apartments offer affordable apartment style living for those who appreciate the advantage of being able to walk from their residence to class. Waterview Park Apartments are reserved for U.T. Dallas students and offer a variety of floor plans. For more information, contact:

Waterview Park Apartments
2800 Waterview Parkway
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 480 8232

Learning Resources

The Learning Resource Center offers assistance to students in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills. These services are available through individual appointments, group workshops, short courses, and audio and video tapes. The Writing Lab offers one to one assistance with writing assignments and general writing skills. Appointments are required. The Math Lab gives short term and semester long support for a variety of mathematics courses. Students may drop in or visit these labs on a regular basis. The Supplemental Instruction program offers facilitated group study sessions as a supplement to many U.T. Dallas courses. Students should check with the center for availability of individual tutoring in specific subjects. The Learning Resource Center also offers developmental math, reading, and writing classes. These classes are for credit, but they do not count toward graduation.

Assistance is also available in study skills, note taking, writing, test taking, algebra, and preparation for the THEA (required for teacher certification), GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. In addition, students can receive help with time management, basic mathematics improvement, test anxiety reduction, and various other study techniques and strategies. All students enrolled at the university are eligible for these services.

The center, located in MC 2.402, may be contacted by calling (972) 883 6707.

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center offers support to U.T. Dallas minority students while educating the campus community about cultural diversity. The goals for the program include improving the recruitment and retention of minority students, increasing the awareness of the campus community on minority issues, and offering minority students opportunities to develop and refine leadership skills.

Student Exchange – U.T. System

The U.T. System Student Exchange program is designed to allow upper division students enrolled in an institution of the U.T. System to take courses or engage in research at another institution within the System during a regular semester or summer session.

A U.T. Dallas student in good standing who has completed at least 60 semester credit hours is eligible to participate in the exchange program. Approval by the student’s ADU is also required. Visiting students register and pay tuition and required fees at their home institutions and are given normal privileges associated with available student services at the exchange institution. Visiting students are subject to the rules and regulations of both institutions.

Each U.T. System institution has designated an individual to coordinate and approve undergraduate student exchanges. Interested U.T. Dallas students should contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education for additional information: phone (972) 883 6706 or email ugdean@utdallas.edu. Students at other U.T. System schools wishing to take courses at U.T. Dallas under this exchange program should contact and work through the office designated by their home institution.

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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 Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, 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.

Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.