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A student may participate in a course only after officially registering and paying through the proper 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 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 any late fees and tuition and fees 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.

Course lookup is available at http://www.utdallas.edu/student/registrar/lookup/.

Auditing a Class

Auditing allows a currently registered UTD student to observe the instruction of a course without earning credit. 'Audit Forms' are available in the Office of the Registrar beginning the first day of classes through Census Day. With the completed 'Audit Form' and permission of the professor, the Registrar will approve the request. All related fees to Audit a class must be paid at the Bursar's Office.

NOTE: Computer Science & Engineering, Geoscience, Physical Education and Foreign Language courses may not be audited.

(see "Academic Policies and Procedures" section of this catalog).

Change of Address, Email or Name

Change of address may be completed online through the Student Information System/Galaxy.

Change of email may be completed online through the Student Information System. Since electronic communication is the University's preferred means of communicating important academic information, students are encouraged to keep their email addresses current. A student’s University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) email address is the official method of communication between faculty, administration and the student. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain their UTD email account at all times.

For name changes, students must submit a 'Name Change Form' to the Office of the Registrar. Students must also submit a copy of their current driver’s license, passport, court order, or marriage certificate with the form as evidence of name change.

Students must provide accurate local and permanent addresses and telephone numbers to The Office of the Registrar notify The Office of the Registrar immediately of any changes in address (local, permanent, or international) or telephone numbers. All official correspondence is sent to the local address on file with The Office of the Registrar. The University will not assume responsibility for undelivered correspondence to students who fail to maintain accurate contact information.

Concurrent Enrollment Tuition

A concurrent enrollment agreement is in place between The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Branch. This agreement allows any student enrolled concurrently between these institutions to receive a waiver of certain feww. Students must apply for concurrent enrollment with The Office of the Registrar.

Cooperative Enrollment Arrangements (Special Registrations)

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, students must obtain a Concurrent Enrollment Form from the home registrar’s office and submit the completed form to the home campus bursar; the host campus registrar will enroll students upon receipt of the Concurrent Enrollment Form. Students must 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 may elect to use host campus student services (including use of the host library) by paying the mandatory Student Services Fee for the hours enrolled at the host campus.

Dates for Registration

Registration dates are listed in the online Comet 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, undeclared, and transfer students are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes.

Continuing and transfer students may register during the following registration time periods:

Week 1: Degree-seeking graduate students and undergraduate seniors
Week 2: Graduate students, undergraduate seniors, juniors and sophomores
Week 3: Graduate students, undergraduate seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen
Week 4: Graduate students, undergraduate seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen, and non-degree-seeking undergraduates.

Students should to take advantage of early registration opportunities to ensure enrollment in the classes they select. Web registration begins after the Course Lookup goes live for the semester. Refer to the Comet Calendar for specific dates and procedures.

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. In absentia registration requires a non-refundable/non-transferable fee (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. The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has a flexible internship program and arrangements include the following:

  • Parallel: full-time or part time work and full-time or part time school.
  • Summer: full-time or part time summer employment.
  • 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; Telephone: (972) 883 2943, Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/student/career/.


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.