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Registration Requirements and Procedures

A student may participate in a course only after officially registering through the proper registration procedures. The Office of the Registrar officially notifies an instructor of the names of the students enrolled in a course. A student will not receive credit for a course for which he or she is not registered.

Students are not registered or eligible to attend classes until they have paid in full or arranged installment payments with the bursar for all tuition and fees. Students who do not pay a minimum of 50% of all tuition and fees in full or arrange installment payments by the payment deadline in the online Academic Calendar of the applicable semester’s class schedule may have their registration canceled. If a student’s registration has been canceled for nonpayment, and that student wishes to reinstate registration, a reinstatement fee in addition to the late fee will be charged. See the online Class Schedule for fees associated with course reinstatement. No student will be reinstated in a closed course.

Students who have not completed the payment of all tuition and fees by the end of the semester will be subject to one or more of the following actions at the university’s option: bar against readmission at this institution; withholding of grades, degree, and official transcript; and all penalties and actions authorized by law.

Dates for Registration

Registration dates are listed in the online Academic Calendar. All dates for registration and late registration and all formal procedures for registration are listed in the online Class Schedule for each semester by the Office of the Registrar. New students will have an opportunity to register at orientation. All freshmen and transfer students are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes.

Registration for continuing and transfer students will occur in the following sequence:

Week 1: Graduate students and undergraduate seniors
Week 2: Graduate students, undergraduate seniors and juniors
Week 3: Graduate students, undergraduate seniors, juniors, plus all lower-division students
Week 4: Open registration.

Students are urged to take advantage of early opportunities to register to ensure enrollment in the classes they select. Web registration begins shortly after each class schedule is published. Refer to the Class Schedule for specific dates and procedures.

Auditing a Class

Auditing allows a student to observe the instruction of a course without earning credit. Computer Science & Engineering courses, Geoscience courses, Physical Education courses, Foreign Language courses, and any course(s) that charges a lab fee may not be audited.

A student may pick up an Audit Form in the Office of the Registrar beginning the first day of classes through Census day. Please consult the online course schedule for more detailed audit procedures and associated fees.

Change of Address, Email or Name

Change of address may be completed online at http://www.utdallas.edu/SIS/.

Change of email may be completed online at http://www.utdallas.edu/SIS/. Electronic communication is the preferred means of communicating important academic information. Students are encouraged to keep their email address current. A student’s UT-D email address is the official method of communication between faculty, administration and the student. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain their UT-D email account at all times.

For name changes, students must fill out the name change form in the Office of the Registrar. Students must also bring a copy of their driver’s license or their marriage certificate for proof of name.

Cooperative Enrollment Arrangements

A cooperative arrangement among component institutions of The University of Texas System has been authorized by the Chancellor and the Board of Regents. The university has active arrangements with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and The University of Texas at Arlington for students who wish to enroll concurrently.

At the time of registration, a concurrent enrollment form obtained from the home registrar’s office will be completed by the student and submitted to the home campus bursar; the host campus registrar will enroll students upon receipt of the concurrent enrollment form. Students will pay all mandatory student fees (including the Student Union Fee) to the home campus. Such fees are waived at the host campus (Sec. 54.503 (g), Texas Education Code). Students wishing to take advantage of student services (including use of the host library) may elect to do so by paying the mandatory Student Services Fee for the hours enrolled at the host campus.

Concurrent Enrollment Tuition

For a student who enrolls at more than one public institution of higher education, including the publicly supported community (junior) college, at the same time, special tuition rates may apply (Sec. 54.062, Texas Education Code) for students concurrently enrolled. A student planning to enroll concurrently at The University of Texas at Dallas and any other public institution of higher education should see the U.T. Dallas Bursar for the applicable tuition rates to be charged for the U.T. Dallas enrollment. Other general fees in addition to tuition shall be as provided herein for such student’s enrollment.

In Absentia Registration

In absentia registration provides an opportunity for a degree candidate to register for the semester in which the degree is to be completed without taking formal course work. In absentia registration is permissible for a degree candidate who is removing an incomplete grade (X) or for a degree candidate who has left the university and is transferring authorized and approved credit to qualify for completion of a degree. A nonrefundable/nontransferable fee is charged for in absentia registration (see In Absentia Fee).

Internship/Cooperative Education Program

The Internship/Cooperative Education Program places students in work assignments related directly to their fields of study. The experience provides students with an opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to practical settings while responding to the immediate needs of employers. In addition, students are able to stay in school and earn money to defray college expenses, clarify academic interests, and target specific job markets.

Internship may be taken for credit depending on the student’s degree program requirements. U.T. Dallas has a flexible internship program and arrangements include the following plans:

  1. Parallel: full or part time work and full or part time school.
  2. Summer: full or part time summer employment.
  3. Alternating Semesters: full time work alternating with semesters of full time school.

For more information about the program, contact the Career Center in McDermott Library 1.312 (Phone: (972) 883 2943. Web: http://www.utdallas.edu/student/career/. Email: [email protected].


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.