Steps After Admission for Freshmen Students

All Freshmen

This site contains everything you need to know to take you from the moment you are admitted to the first day of class.

A Final Requirement for Some Undergraduate Students

Texas Success Initiative (TSI): The TSI requires students to be assessed in reading, writing and math skills prior to enrolling in college, if not previously exempt. Students can be exempted from TSI through a variety of means. Those who are not TSI exempt will be required to take the TSI Assessment to determine college readiness. Failure to meet the minimum standards may require remedial coursework. Those who do not meet TSI standards will have a registration hold placed on their records. For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Education website for more information.

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 tuberculosis test to the Student Health Center.
  • Apply for a passport with your home country government.
  • Review the travel guide for procedures needed to enter the U.S. and how to travel to Dallas.
  • Meet with an academic advisor and obtain a registration clearance code before registering.

F and J Visa Types Only:

The University of Texas at Dallas | Office of Admission and Enrollment 1-972-883-2270
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