Visiting UT Dallas and Prospective Student Events

Can I visit campus for a tour or event?

Yes, but only virtually for now. While we are no longer hosting on-campus events this semester, our virtual resource page offers great ways for you to connect with the University! You can view our virtual tour, take a self-guided campus tour or explore using our interactive campus map.

Is Preview Friday (for prospective undergraduate transfer students) still going to be available?

Yes, you can register to attend one of our virtual Preview Fridays.

Can I meet with an admissions representative?

Absolutely. You can schedule a virtual appointment to meet with an undergraduate admission counselor. You may also email any questions you have to [email protected].

Deadlines and Application Process

How has COVID-19 altered the admissions process? Updated 4/23

The application deadline for the Fall 2020 semester has been extended to July 1 for all freshmen and international transfer applicants. The regular application deadline for U.S. transfer applicants is July 1. We will continue to evaluate this evolving situation and will update the C19-FAQ with up-to-date information.

Will my application still be reviewed since campus is closed?

Yes, the Office of Admission and Enrollment continues to accept and review applications. Complete application files are reviewed on a rolling basis, and you will be notified of your admission decision within four to six weeks.

Be sure to submit documents electronically whenever possible to ensure more timely review.

Will it take longer for my application to be reviewed?

The Office of Admission and Enrollment is working remotely and your complete application file will still be processed in the normal four to six week timeframe.

How do I submit my transcript if my high school, college or university is closed?

Many institutions are operating in a virtual capacity to support students. We recommend contacting your institution directly for more information about transcript request options. Official transcripts submitted electronically (through systems such as SPEEDE, Naviance, Parchment, etc.) can help expedite application processing. Please contact us directly by emailing [email protected] if you are unable to obtain an official transcript from your institution.

Visit our Submitting Official Documents page for more information.

If I mailed my transcripts, supplemental docs and/or other documents to UT Dallas prior to the shelter-in-place, will that hold up my application?

We are continuing our mailroom operations (while following social distancing best practices). While we have seen some small delays in mail time and processing, we do not anticipate a substantial impact to your application.

You can upload supplemental documents, such as your essay, resume, letters of recommendation, fee waiver and/or residency information, through Galaxy.

I have official documentation in a sealed envelope. How do I submit that documentation in person?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept documentation in person at this time. Please ensure the seal and other indications of official documentation status remain intact. You may mail the official documentation to our office, or, in some cases, you may hold the documentation until campus resumes regular business operations. Please contact [email protected] if you have further questions.

I wanted to be reconsidered but the SAT and ACT tests have been canceled. Is there another way I can be reconsidered?

Typically, we require new academic information for admissions reconsideration (such as a new transcript or SAT/ACT test scores). Given impacts to canceled SAT/ACT testing dates, we are working with students impacted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us directly by emailing [email protected] if you have questions about your reconsideration request.

I wasn’t able to take the SAT/ACT prior to applying and my date has been canceled, what should I do? Updated 6/29

If you are applying for the Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 application terms, please schedule a virtual pre-admission counseling appointment to discuss your options. UT Dallas will be test-optional for the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 terms.

Will you be extending your application deadline? Updated 6/30

The application deadline for the Fall 2020 semester has been extended to July 1 for all freshmen and international transfer applicants and to July 15 for U.S. transfer applicants. For applications or any required documents submitted after the stated deadlines, a guarantee cannot be made that the application will be processed in time to render a decision.

Has the deadline to accept the Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) for Fall 2020 been extended? Updated 5/1

Yes, the deadline has been extended to June 1. You can visit our AES website for more information.

Will courses with a pass/fail grade transfer in for credit? Updated 5/14

UT Dallas has approved a temporary exception to our standard transfer policy for Spring 2020 coursework. Courses that received a passing grade (in courses graded with a pass/fail or equivalent grading notation) during the Spring 2020 semester, according to their institution’s official transcript or catalog definition, will be awarded credit at The University of Texas at Dallas. Coursework that is accepted for transfer credit is applicable toward satisfying requirements for a specific UT Dallas major according to the same criteria as those used for equivalent UT Dallas courses. Additional information regarding transfer credit can be found in the UT Dallas undergraduate catalog.

I’ve been admitted. Now what?

I have been accepted, but I do not know what steps to follow due to the current pandemic. What should I do next?

Congratulations on being admitted! Your undergraduate admission counselor can help walk you through your next steps. You can use our counselor locator tool to find your assigned counselor. Feel free to email them directly or through [email protected]. You can also review our freshman or transfer steps after admission to learn more.

I have been admitted and have accepted my offer of admission. Can I set up an appointment with you to register for classes now?

You will register for classes with an academic advisor in conjunction with orientation. Register for Freshman or Transfer Orientation to get started.

Didn’t find the answer here? You can email [email protected] for any questions you may have.