COVID-19 Updates

With the COVID-19 global situation continuing to evolve, UT Dallas is working hard to protect the safety of our students and to identify possible opportunities for incoming students to begin their degrees, even with travel restrictions in place.

Please continue to monitor this page for additional updates as they become available.

Changes to the application and admission process:


Applicant Information: While the normal application process allows applicants to submit unofficial transcripts and degree certificates, we understand that applicants may face difficulty in procuring some of the documentation supporting their academic background. Should the COVID-19 outbreak impact your ability to provide some of the standard documentation, we encourage you to contact your proposed program of study directly.

Admitted Student Information: For Summer and Fall 2020 admitted students, official copies of transcripts and degree certificates are required for enrollment. To adjust for the COVID-19 outbreak, we will work with students who have degrees conferred late and/or are unable to obtain official credentials. These credentials will not be required until October 2020 and we will post updates regarding this situation closer to that time.

Currently Enrolled Student Information: For currently enrolled students who still need to provide official copies of transcripts and degree certificates and are unable to do so due to the temporary closings of universities, please contact your graduate program advisor directly. They will work with you on a case-by-case basis to support your continued enrollment.

Graduate Advisor Contacts
School of Arts and Humanities [email protected]
School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication [email protected]
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences [email protected]
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science [email protected]
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences [email protected]
School of Interdisciplinary Studies [email protected]
Naveen Jindal School of Management [email protected]
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics [email protected]


In response to the temporary closings of testing centers in countries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, UT Dallas will now temporarily accept Duolingo English Test examination results for tests taken between February 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021. The Duolingo English Test will be accepted as an alternative to TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or ELS for proof of English proficiency for impacted applicants.

If submitting the Duolingo English Test, a minimum score of 105 will be required for admission. In addition to providing a score above these minimums, graduate programs may choose to require students to participate in an online interview prior to making an admission decision.

The Duolingo English Test does not provide sub-score breakouts and cannot be used to satisfy the English proficiency requirement for teaching assistants. Students who submit a Duolingo score for admission will need to either take the TOEFL/IELTS at a later date or otherwise demonstrate English proficiency upon arrival to campus if planning to hold a teaching assistantship.

Duolingo English Test Information:

TOEFL is providing updates regarding testing centers at:

IELTS is providing updates regarding testing centers at:


UT Dallas does not require the GRE or GMAT scores for official admission to the University; however, many of our graduate programs do have this requirement. If you are unable to take these exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary closing of testing centers, please contact your proposed program of study. Some graduate programs are able to grant extensions to the submission of these scores and others have made these exam submissions optional.

GRE is providing updates regarding testing centers at

GMAT is providing updates regarding testing centers at


We are aware that the U.S. Consulates have temporarily suspended F-1 and J-1 student visa interview scheduling in some areas impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as international applicants are approved for admission, we will continue to issue I-20 and DS-2019 visa eligibility documents for the upcoming Summer and Fall 2020 semesters to allow applicants to schedule visa interviews as soon as possible after the U.S. Consulates re-open. For more information, please visit

UT Dallas is developing plans that could help you start your degree even if you are delayed in coming to the United States. If you are unable to obtain a student visa and arrive in time to begin your studies in Summer or Fall 2020, please contact your graduate program advisor for information on enrollment options.


International Student Orientation is required for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders and exchange students.

Learn more about International Student Orientation and register for Summer and Fall 2020 semesters at

For questions: [email protected]

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