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What are the admission requirements that a graduate applicant must satisfy?

Applicants must satisfy the Graduate School Basic Admission Requirements and the Academic Department Program Specific Admission Criteria:

Graduate School Basic Admission Requirements:

The Graduate School requires that basic admission requirements be met before a student can be accepted. In meeting these requirements, an applicant 1) must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or its foreign equivalent, with a satisfactory grade-point average; 2) must have an acceptable and current score on the aptitude tests of the Graduate Record Examination or the Graduate Management Admission Test, as specified by the department or program to which application is being made; 3) demonstrate potential for graduate work in the chosen field through previous academic performance; and 4) be approved for admission by the department in which a degree is sought. The admission policies of the Graduate School and the academic departments of The University of Texas at Arlington comply with standards specified by the Texas Education Code, Section 51.842.

Academic Department Program Specific Admission Criteria:

This information can be found via Admission Requirements.

How many start dates are there each year?

Check Start Dates for information on all program starts for the calendar year.

Can I fax my transcripts and test scores?

Faxed transcripts and test score are not acceptable.

U.S. Transcripts: Official transcripts from all senior or four-year institutions are required. Official transcripts are those mailed directly to University of Texas at Arlington Graduate Admissions by the Registrar of the institution of attendance OR official original "issued to student" transcript with the official university seal and signature of the Registrar of the institution of attendance. Official original "issued to student" transcripts may be mailed or hand-carried to Graduate Admissions (in person delivery is to the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration, Davis Hall Room 129).

UT Arlington Transcripts: Graduate Admissions has access to UT Arlington transcripts. Therefore, currently or previously enrolled UT Arlington students do not need to request their UT Arlington transcript be forwarded to the Graduate School from the UT Arlington Office of Records (Registrar.)

Foreign Country Transcripts: Official foreign country transcripts or marksheets and diplomas are those bearing the original seal of the institution and the original signature of the Registrar or responsible head of the institution. Those not issued in English must be accompanied by an exact word for word original English translation bearing the original university or translation agency attestation. They may be mailed to the Office of Graduate Studies by the institution or applicant or delivered in person to the Office of Graduate Studies. Those delivered in person can be released back to the applicant or the applicant's representative after verification and attestation by Graduate Admissions.

For graduate programs, send transcripts to:

Mailing Address:
UT Arlington Graduate Admissions
Box 19167
Arlington, TX 76019

or

Physical Address: (For courier or overnight mail)
Graduate Admissions
UT Arlington
701 S. Nedderman Dr.
Davis Hall, Room 332
Arlington, TX 76019

GRE test score reports must come directly from ETS using our school code of 6013.

For undergraduate programs, send transcripts to:

Mailing Address:
UT Arlington Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Box 19114
Arlington, TX 76019

or

Physical Address: (For courier or overnight mail)
UT Arlington Office of Undergraduate Admissions
701 S Nedderman Dr
Davis Hall Rm 123
Arlington TX 76019

Do I have to take the GRE before I begin the program?

M.Ed. Education Admissions: The GRE is required for all applicants in the M.Ed. programs. Taking the GRE is strongly encouraged before beginning the program as this will ensure the best chance for admission and success in the program. However, students may apply without the GRE and be considered for provisional admission. There is no guarantee that provisional admission will be granted, but if it is approved, take the GRE right away. Scores take approximately 10-15 business days to be sent after the date requested and require another week or two for processing after receipt in the Office of Graduate Studies. If you are admitted to the M.Ed. program provisionally for the GRE, you must take the test in time for your results to arrive and be processed in the Office of Graduate Studies before completion of the second course. Deadlines are firm, so plan accordingly.

MSN Nursing Admissions Only: Applicants with a 2.8 – 2.99 GPA will be required to submit their GRE with a minimum score of 149 on the verbal section, 141 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections). GRE test score reports must come directly from ETS using our school code of 6013.

How do I change my contact information or email address?

You will have access to UT Arlington network resources such as the MyMav Student Center after you have applied and been admitted to UT Arlington. This access allows you to verify or update personal information such as name, address and email. All official university communication will be sent to the student’s MyMav email account.

How do I pay my application fee?

For all programs: The preferred method of payment would be to submit payment by credit card when you submit your application online. The following credit cards are accepted: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.

For Graduate Programs: If you are unable to pay by credit card at the time you submit the online application, complete the Fee Payment Form (PDF, 75KB), write ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS at the top of the form, attach a personal check or money order made payable to UT Arlington and mail it to:

Mailing Address:
UT Arlington
Office of Graduate Studies
Box 19167
Arlington TX 76019

or

Physical Address: (For courier or overnight mail)
UT Arlington
Office of Graduate Studies
701 S. Nedderman Dr.
Davis Hall, Room 332
Arlington TX 76019

Note: If you are unable to access the Fee Payment Form, please attach a cover sheet that includes the information stated below with your payment and mail to the address above.

With your check/money order, include:

  • Applicant's full name on checks and money orders exactly as it appears on the application
  • Write ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS at the top of the page
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Application ID number
  • Program to which you are applying

For Undergraduate Programs:

Mail Check or Money Order to:

UT Arlington Office of Admissions, Records and Registration
ATTN: Application Fee Section
Box 19114
Arlington, TX 76019-0114

With your check/money order, include:

  • Applicant's full name on checks and money orders exactly as it appears on the application
  • Write ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS at the top of the page
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Application ID number
  • Program to which you are applying

Are international students eligible to apply for this program?

At this time, the program is only open to United States Citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) and individuals who hold an H1-B Visa or other valid U.S. work visa.

If I apply and do not immediately enroll, do I need to reapply and submit another application fee to get started?

An undergraduate application fee is good for one year. After one year, you will need to submit a form updating your admission start date. Please email the UT Arlington Admissions Office to request this form.

A graduate application and application fee is good for one year. After one year you will need to submit the graduate admissions update/reactivation form. Select “I Have Applied to Graduate School” and then “I have previously applied to Graduate School” to start the form.

How do I know if I have been accepted? How does the notification process work?

For M.Ed Education, Superintendent Certification and MSN Nursing programs:

Application Status: Within 3 to 4 business days of the Office of Graduate Studies receiving your application, you will be sent an application email that will contain your NetID.

You will be kept informed of your application status via the email address you provided on the application, and by information posted in MyMav. To check MyMav for the status of your application, view your admissions decision, or view any missing documents, do the following:

Go to www.uta.edu, click on the MyMav link, enter your NetID and password, and click on Sign In. Click on Student Center. Go to the right column and see if anything is listed under Holds. In that same column, check for things under the To Do List. Scroll to the bottom of the center column and click on Application Status.

Should you need assistance with your NetID and/or password, please contact the UT Arlington Help Desk at 817-272-2208 or helpdesk@uta.edu.

For your own protection, never use your Social Security number when communicating with us. Instead, always use your 10-digit UT Arlington Student ID, which was sent to you via email approximately 7 to 10 days after receipt of your application in the Office of Graduate Studies.

Notifications:Listed below are the types of admission processing email notifications sent to applicants.

  1. Acknowledgement: This email is sent approximately 3 to 4 business days after receipt of your application in the Office of Graduate Studies. Information included will be the program of application, semester of application, fee payment status, and UT Arlington Student ID Number. Please make note of your UT Arlington ID Number as you will need to refer to it when communicating with us. For your own protection, never use your Social Security number when communicating with us. Instead, always use your 10-digit UT Arlington Student ID, which was sent to you via email approximately 7 to 10 days after receipt of your application in the Office of Graduate Studies.
  2. UT Arlington NetID: This email notification is sent approximately 5 to 7 business days after receipt of your application form in the Office of Graduate Studies. Your NetID is used to access the MyMav Student Center, where you can view your application status "To Do" list and "Application Status."
  3. Application Review: Notification that the application fee payment and bachelor's degree transcript, and master's degree transcript, if applicable, have or have not been received in the Office of Graduate Studies. This notification is sent approximately 7 to 10 days after receipt of your application.
  4. Referred to the Graduate Advisor: Notification that your application and transcripts have been sent to the graduate advisor of the M.Ed. or MSN program for a decision recommendation.
  5. Decision: Office of Graduate Studies official notification of the admission decision. If admitted, additional email notification from UT Arlington confirming acceptance and with instructions on how to enroll, download your courseware, pay your tuition, and get started.
  6. Blackboard: You will receive notification of your username and password. To access your class through Blackboard you will need to go to the Course Login page.

For Undergraduate Programs:

Application Status: Within 3 to 4 business days of the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration receiving your application, you will be sent an application email that will contain your NetID.

You will need to activate your NetID at www.uta.edu/selfservice before you can log into anything. At that website, click on Activate your NetID, enter your NetID and your initial password exactly as shown. Then you will have to choose and answer at least five security questions. Please choose questions that have answers that are easy to remember and that don't change. Then choose your password according to these criteria: it must be at least 8 characters long and it must contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and numbers (all three). When it says "password change completed," click on Logout in the blue bar on the far right side. Then wait 10-15 minutes before logging into anything.

You will be kept informed of your application status via the email address you provided on the application, and by information posted in MyMav. To check MyMav for the status of your application, view your admissions decision, or view any missing documents:

Go to www.uta.edu, click on the MyMav link, enter your NetID and password, and click on Sign In. Click on Student Center. Go to the right column and see if anything is listed under Holds. In that same column, check for things under the To Do List. Scroll to the bottom of the center column and click on Application Status.

Should you need assistance with your NetID and/or password, please contact the UT Arlington Help Desk at 817-272-2208 or helpdesk@uta.edu.

For your own protection, never use your Social Security number when communicating with us. Instead, always use your 10-digit UT Arlington Student ID, which was sent to you via email approximately 7 to 10 days after receipt of your application in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Notifications: Listed below are the types of admission processing email notifications sent to applicants.

  1. Acknowledgement: This email is sent approximately 3 to 4 business days after receipt of your application in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Information included will be the program of application, semester of application, fee payment status, and UT Arlington Student ID Number. Please make note of your UT Arlington ID Number as you will need to refer to it when communicating with us. For your own protection, never use your Social Security number when communicating with us. Instead, always use your 10-digit UT Arlington Student ID, which was sent to you via email approximately 7 to 10 days after receipt of your application in the Office of Graduate Studies.
  2. UT Arlington NetID: This email notification is sent approximately 5 to 7 business days after receipt of your application form in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Your NetID is used to access the MyMav Student Center, where you can view your application status "To Do" list and "Application Status."
  3. Application Review: Notification that the application fee payment and transcripts have or have not been received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This notification is sent approximately 7 to 10 days after receipt of your application.
  4. Acceptance/Denied to UT Arlington: Notification that you have been accepted or denied to UT Arlington will come 3 to 5 business days after all your missing documents are on file. This decision will come via email to your MyMav email address.
  5. Program Decision: A nursing advisor will review your transcripts and make a decision on your application to the program. If admitted, additional email notification from UT Arlington confirming acceptance and instructions on how to enroll, download your courseware, pay your tuition, and get started. RN to BSN students will receive a course map telling them in what order to take classes. BSN students will receive a missing course document letting you know what prerequisite courses you need to complete.
  6. Blackboard: You will receive notification of your username and password. To access your class through Blackboard you will need to go to the Course Login page.

What is the Nursing Partnership Code?

Partnership Codes are assigned to partner healthcare employers. If you have a Partnership Code, it must be entered into the Texas Common Application when applying to the University. Please contact the Academic Partnerships Program Coordinator at your health care employer or, if you are not employed by a partner, enrollment services at 866-489-2810 to receive your Partnership Code.

Do you accept transfer credits into your programs?

Education:

Our College of Education and Health Professions degrees currently do not accept transfer credits.

Nursing:

General course transfer credits will be accepted, with no age limitations for College of Nursing and Health Innovation degrees, if they meet the university's criteria. Nursing course transfer credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the College of Nursing at 866-489-2810.

If I am currently enrolled in one of these programs on campus, can I transfer into the program for the remaining classes?

No. That option is not available at this time.

Is online learning right for me?

This questionnaire can help you determine if online learning is for you.

Coursework and Grading FAQs

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Is a comprehensive exam required at the end of the degree program?

Education:

No.

Nursing:

A comprehensive HESI Exam is administered in the final term. A passing score of 850 must be achieved in order to graduate. There are three attempts to pass this comprehensive test.

What is scholarly writing?

Scholarly writing uses peer-reviewed sources and edited publications including journals and books. Peer-reviewed articles are reviewed or judged by a panel of experts, which include scientific or scholarly peers. Please see the attachment "Scholarly Writing" in the LMS for more information.

When will we begin our group work?

Teachers, administrators and students all benefit when people work together. There will be many opportunities in this degree program to work collaboratively with your colleagues.

Can I toggle in and out of my exams?

Once you begin, you cannot stop and start or navigate out of the exam.

Will I need to document sources in my assignments?

Yes. Please use APA (American Psychological Association) formatting guidelines for documenting sources.

Will textbook(s) be required?

Professors reserve the right to require a textbook for their courses. Advanced notice will be provided if a textbook is required.

Can I email assignments directly to my academic coach?

No. The university requires a record of your assignment within the course. Submitting your assignment in the course shows documentation of completing the course requirements.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) FAQs

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Why are the GRE scores used and what is their importance?

GRE scores are one predictor of graduate school success. The scores provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in evaluating grades and recommendations.

Do I have to take the GRE before I begin the program?

M.Ed. Education Admissions: The GRE cannot be waived. It is a mandatory requirement for all applicants to the M.Ed. programs. GRE scores requirements can be found via Admission Requirements . Taking the GRE is strongly encouraged before beginning the program as this will ensure the best chance for admission and success in the program. However, students may apply without the GRE and be considered for provisional admission. If provisional admission is approved, take the GRE right away. Scores take approximately 10-15 business days to be sent after the date requested and require another week or two for processing after receipt in the Office of Graduate Studies. If you are admitted to the M.Ed. program provisionally for the GRE, you must take the test in time for your results to arrive in the Office of Graduate Studies before the payment date for your third course. Deadlines are firm, so plan accordingly.

The GRE is not a requirement for the Superintendent Certificate Program.

MSN Nursing Admissions Only: Applicants with a 2.8 – 2.99 GPA will be required to submit their GRE with a minimum score of 149 on the verbal section, 141 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections). GRE test score reports must come directly from ETS using our school code of 6013.

How should I prepare for the test?

GRE Powerprep® software is a free download available to help you become familiar with the test. You may also choose to purchase products though a test preparation company.

How often is the test offered?

The test is offered year-round and most test centers are open five to six days per week. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to get your preferred test date.

Which GRE test do I take?

Take the GRE revised General Test, which is includes verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing sections.

What scores are required for full acceptance into the Academic Partnerships master's degree programs?

See the admission requirements for your degree program of interest.

How do I register for the GRE revised General Test?

Online: http://www.ets.org/gre
By phone: call the test center directly at 1-800-GRE-CALL (1-800-473-2255)
Testing locations: http://etsis4.ets.org/tcenter/

How are my scores sent to UT Arlington?

Request the scores be sent to school code 6013 for UT Arlington.

More information is available at the ETS site.

What are some useful GRE resources?

General Course FAQs

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What are general courses?

General courses are the courses needed to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Most general courses may be taken in an online in an 8-week format, based on when they are offered. Technical Writing is the only 5-week general course and some of these general courses are offered in 15-week format. Visit the respective degree pages to view course offerings.

How do I know which general courses to take?

For nursing students, after you have submitted your application and sent in your transcripts, an academic advisor with UT Arlington will review your information. RN to BSN students will receive a course map to ensure you complete the program the most efficient way possible. BSN students will receive a missing course document that tells you what general courses you need to complete before you can enter the upper division nursing courses. Go to the start dates/calendar page for course schedules.

Is there a time limit on the general courses you accept when I enter the program?

No. There are no time limits on the acceptance of general courses.

How do I know if I have completed all of the general courses?

You will need a transcript evaluation. Please contact your Nursing Advisor.

How do I get my transcript if the school of nursing I attended is now closed?

Contact the hospital the nursing school was associated with to determine where the records are being stored. Also try contacting the board of nursing for the state in which you earned your degree.

What courses or certifications waive my requirement for the upper division elective?

This requires documentation of being certified through a nationally recognized nursing certification examination or completing a work-based project in Nursing Cooperative Education (Co-op) program. To take advantage of this, you need to submit your certificate to the College of Nursing and Health Innovation for evaluation.

RN-BSN Certification Submission Process (.pdf)

How much time per week will I have to commit to the courses?

Please plan on allocating seven to nine hours per week for a 3 semester hour course and 12-14 hours per week for a 4 semester hour course.

This time will be spent completing readings, viewing lectures, participating in discussion boards and accessing information in the online library. This does not include the time needed to complete and submit assignments in the course.

BSN FAQs

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What is the College of Nursing's reputation in the community?

The College of Nursing has an excellent reputation in the community. Graduates are actively recruited by local and state health care providers. The BSN program has been accredited annually by the Texas Board of Nursing since it began in the 1970's and National (NLNAC) accreditation has been continuous in all programs for the past 38 years. In 2006 the College of Nursing elected to seek accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and that accreditation was approved at their Board meeting in Spring 2007.

Do I need to meet with an advisor?

Advising for online students is primarily done by e-mail. Phone appointments may be made. Applicants are also encouraged to attend the information sessions held the first Thursday of each month.

Students are assigned to advisors based on the first letter of their last name. View a list of advisor e-mails. Although most advisement is handled via email and phone, students may schedule a face-to-face appointment with an advisor as needed.

What about financial aid and scholarships?

If you have not finalized your funding for the program, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 817-272-3561. All financial arrangements should be in place prior to accepting enrollment in the program. Students enrolled in the Academic Partnerships program are not eligible for certain scholarships and grant funds due to funding restrictions.

Endowed nursing scholarships are available only to students who have been accepted into the nursing program and are currently enrolled in the program.

What are prerequisite courses?

Prerequisites are the general courses that must be completed prior to beginning the nursing program. There are twenty one prerequisite courses plus one upper division elective. There is an additional course, BIOL 1441, which is a prerequisite for AP I & II and Micro.

How do I know which prerequisite courses to take?

After you have submitted your application to UT Arlington via the Texas Common Application and sent in all official transcripts, an academic advisor with UT Arlington will review your information and provide you with a missing course document that tells you which prerequisites you need to complete.

Do you accept transfer credits into the program?

Yes. Prerequisite course transfer credits will be accepted, if they meet the University's criteria and a grade of "C" or higher was earned. If you are requesting transfer of a pre-nursing course (Introduction to Professional Nursing, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology), you must submit a syllabus that includes a course description, content outline and course objectives. Please review our Equivalency Charts for further information.

Is there a time limit on the prerequisite courses you accept when I enter the program?

Yes, there is a three-year limit on Pharmacology. The time is calculated at the time a student enters the upper division nursing courses.

How do I know if I have completed all of the prerequisite courses?

Apply to the University of Texas at Arlington and send in your transcripts. An academic advisor will review your information and provide you with a missing course document.

How do I apply to the Academic Partnerships BSN Program at UT Arlington?

You will submit two applications. The first application will be the Texas Common Application that provides application to the University. Once you are admitted as a student to the University and you are near completing the prerequisite courses, you will submit a short second application to the College of Nursing.

When can I apply to the nursing program?

Once you have completed 12 of your 16 credit hours of natural sciences (Human A&P I, II, Chemistry, and Microbiology) you should review the application deadline that is nearest to your intended start date. In order to begin the nursing program, you must complete all prerequisite courses. You can apply one semester in advance of when you plan to begin the upper division nursing program. This allows you to complete any remaining courses while your nursing application is being reviewed. For example, if you have 12 of your 16 science hours completed by the January 5th deadline, you can apply to UT Arlington to complete your pre-nursing courses in spring and, if accepted, start nursing school in September. Please review the admission requirements and contact your academic advisor if you require clarification.

Must I complete the upper division elective prior to starting the program?

It is required that the upper division elective be completed prior to starting the program, not prior to applying. Currently the only courses offered via the AP program are BIOL 3309 Medical Terminology and NURS 3352 Legacy of the Family.

How many start dates are there each year?

There are two start dates: spring and fall. Information on the upcoming dates are listed on the calendar page.

What is the Partnership Code?

Partnership Codes are assigned to partner healthcare employers. If you have a Partnership Code, it must be entered into the Texas Common Application when applying to the University. Please contact the Academic Partnerships Program Coordinator at your health care employer or, if you are not employed by a partner, enrollment services at 866-489-2810 to receive your Partnership Code.

Do I need to be employed by a partner hospital in order to apply to the program?

No. If you are not employed by a partner hospital, but would like to seek employment, you may contact one of the partner hospitals to discuss your options. If you prefer to not be employed by a partner hospital, you can still apply to this program. If you are accepted, we will place you in a hospital cohort.

Can my prerequisites be waived because I have a previous degree?

Previous degrees are evaluated from official transcripts and courses that the College of Nursing accepts and will be transferred in as applicable to the degree plan. A previous degree does not waive or exclude missing prerequisite courses.

If I am currently enrolled in the BSN program at UT Arlington on campus, can I transfer into the program for the remaining classes?

No. That option is not available at this time.

What is the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation accreditation?

The UT Arlington Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Texas Board of Nursing.

Must I be connected to the Internet to complete the coursework?

Yes. You will need Internet access to download your individual course and online readings onto your computer and to submit and receive feedback on assignments and assessments as well as participate in online discussions. You must regularly monitor your UT Arlington Mavs e-mail address as this is provided to students as an official means of communication and information regarding your course work, degree, and correspondence.

What are the technology requirements for the program?

The complete list of technology requirements is available on the Technology Support page.

Is the prerequisite GPA calculated only on the courses you accept for transfer?

Yes.

What other costs besides tuition will I have?

The following are current costs associated with the program that may change without notification: books, stethoscope, uniforms, PDA, and nurse kit containing supplies needed in the nursing labs. In addition, you will be required to have a criminal background check, drug screening, and be certified in CPR. At the end of the program, expect a graduation fee as well as fees associated with NCLEX testing for licensure as a registered nurse.

Can I still work while I'm in the nursing program?

It is recommended that you work no more than 12-16 hours per week. You should plan on spending 3 hours of study time for every hour of course credit. In addition, you will have approximately 16-24 hours per week of time spent at your assigned clinical hospital.

If I enroll in the 3 Pre-Nursing courses, am I guaranteed entry into the AP BSN Program?

No. Completion of prerequisite coursework does not guarantee admission into the nursing program. Your acceptance into the program depends on several factors, including science and prerequisite GPAs and the minimum HESI scores.

How many students will be selected from my hospital?

The number selected will vary from hospital to hospital. Groups will be in cohorts of ten.

How old can my science courses be and still transfer?

There is not a time limit on sciences, but there is on Pharmacology.

Will Pharmacologic Implications and Pathophysiologic Implications transfer from another university?

Possibly. You must send the syllabus of the course which must include the description of the course, the course number, and the course content outline and objectives to your advisor. It will then be reviewed by faculty to determine if it can substitute for the course we offer.

What are the prerequisites for Pharmacologic Implications and Pathophysiologic Implications?

Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Chemistry. These cannot be taken concurrently.

Do I still need to take the HESI A2 exam even if I am working in the healthcare field?

Yes.

I've taken the NET. May I submit those scores instead of taking the HESI?

Everyone who applies to this program will need to take the HESI A2 exam. This is a requirement for all applicants regardless of previous degree, work experience or other test scores.

If I take HESI somewhere other than UT Arlington, will you accept those scores?

Yes. You must submit a copy of your scores by the application due date to the College of Nursing. Scores on the following sections: Math, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Learning Styles, and Personality Profile must be submitted. We do not require the science portions of the exam.

Where can I take the HESI A2 Exam?

You may take the HESI A2 at UT Arlington or Prometric. Visit the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation website for testing dates and times offered at UTA.

If you are unable to register for a date at UT Arlington, you may take the exam at another school or at a Prometric testing site. Registration for Prometric sites is online and separate from UT Arlington.

Registering on the Prometric Website:

To Locate a Testing Center:

  • Go to www.prometric.com
  • From the "For Test Takers" menu, click "Academic" and select "Elsevier".
  • Select country and state.
  • Select "Admissions Assessment".

To Schedule the HESI A2 Through a Prometric Testing Site:

  • From the "For Test Takers" menu, select "Academic" exams.
  • Select "Elsevier".
  • E-mail the required eligibility information to exameligibility@elsevier.com. There are two sites in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex:
    • Bedford – 817-358-1390
    • Dallas – 972-385-1181

      Note: You must submit a copy of your scores to the UT Arlington College of Nursing if you took the exam at another school or Prometric location. Make sure to obtain a copy of your scores and either mail, fax, or submit them in person by the deadline. Students that test at UTA do not need to submit their scores separately.

Can I meet face to face with an advisor?

Yes, as a student, you can schedule an on-campus appointment if necessary.

RN to BSN Nursing Course FAQs

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How many courses and credit hours is the program?

The RN to BSN Program consists of 8 Nursing Courses, one Nursing elective, 17 General Courses and 1 elective that may be either a nursing or a general elective.

Nursing Courses: (35 credit hours)
Role Transition to Professional Nursing
Health Policy and Legal Aspects of Professional Nursing
Holistic Care of Older Adults
Holistic Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
Nursing Research
Nursing Leadership and Management
Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan
Upper Division Nursing Elective
Capstone Course

General Courses: (57 credit hours)
Composition I (3 credit hours)
Composition II (3 credit hours)
Technical Writing or equivalent (3 credit hours)
Statistics (3 credit hours)
State & Local Government (3 credit hours)
Fine Arts: Architecture, Art, Dance, Music, or Theater (3 credit hours)
Federal Government (3 credit hours)
Sociology or Anthropology (3 credit hours)
College Algebra (3 credit hours)
Microbiology (4 credit hours)
Literature (Sophomore level or higher) (3 credit hours)
Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
Developmental Psychology (Lifespan) (3 credit hours)
United States History I (3 credit hours)
United States History II (3 credit hours)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credit hours)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credit hours)
Upper Division Elective Course (3 credit hours)

How long does it take to complete the program?

Students beginning in January or February can complete the program in as few as 9 months. Due to the nature of the program, all other months will require at least 10 months to complete. The time to completion also depends on how many general courses you have completed.

What if an emergency happens and I have to take a temporary break from the program?

We hope that the flexibility of the courseware will allow you to finish the course you are currently taking. If you cannot continue and you withdraw from the course, you can re-enter later in the sequence and take the course you dropped when it is re-offered. You must withdraw by the drop deadline posted under Important Dates to receive a 'W'. To receive a refund for the course tuition you must withdraw before the course starts.

Where can I see the course descriptions?

Are there clinical requirements for the RN to BSN degree?

Since you are a practicing RN, clinicals are accomplished through application-based assignments that can be completed in your work environment or community setting.

Can I take another course with my Capstone course?

No other nursing course can be taken with Capstone; however, your last general course or last elective can be taken with Capstone.

What grades are required to graduate from the program?

A grade of "C" or above must be earned in Professional Nursing in order to progress in the program, and a Grade of "C" or above must be earned in all other courses in the program in order to graduate. No incomplete grades will be assigned.

A student in the RN to BSN Program who earns two Ds or Fs in nursing courses will be placed on probation. The student must earn a C or above in all subsequent courses in order to remain in the program.

Can I meet face to face with an advisor?

Yes, as a student, you can schedule an on-campus appointment if necessary.

RN to BSN Elective Course FAQs

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If I have a national nursing certification, can I use the certification to meet the requirement for an upper division elective?

Yes, national certifications can substitute for your upper division elective. If you need two upper division electives and have two certifications, you may use both.

How many upper division electives must I take?

Six hours of upper division electives must be taken. Three of the credits must be in nursing. The additional three hours can be in nursing or in another topic.

If I have not met the requirement for two upper division electives, may I enroll in the nursing elective "Special Topics in Nursing: Cooperative Nursing" more than once?

Yes, you may take this course in two 3-credit courses.

What is Cooperative Nursing?

This course is designed to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. View a detailed description of the course (.pdf)

MSN in Administration Course FAQs

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Can I sit out a course?

We hope the flexibility of the courseware will allow you to finish the courses in sequence. If you cannot continue and you withdraw from the course, you will be subject to the re-admission policy and this could increase your time to graduation. Please speak with your graduate advisor about scheduling and read the Graduate Re-Admission Policy.

How much time do the courses take?

You should anticipate spending about 25 hours per week on each course. Times will vary by individual.

On the application the essay section says "optional" - do I still need to submit an essay?

Yes, an essay is required and your application will be considered incomplete without it. The essay should consist of 200 words or less and should speak to your future career goals in nursing.

I graduated from UT Arlington. Do I still need to request transcripts?

If you are a currently (or previously) enrolled UT Arlington student, do not request your UT Arlington transcripts. However, you will need to request transcripts from other senior or 4-year institutions attended while enrolled as an undergraduate student at UT Arlington.

I don't know my GPA. How do I know if I meet the GPA requirement?

Please submit your application, and if you are unsure about your GPA, the College of Nursing will communicate your status and any other requirements you need to fill.

Is there anything I can do if I do not meet the GPA requirement?

If you do not have a 2.8 GPA, you need to meet with the Associate Dean to identify options. Generally, this means taking undergraduate courses at UT Arlington to demonstrate you have the academic ability. After completion of the courses (determined by the GPA and conversation with Associate Dean), you may apply and be presented to an admission committee for decision. If approved, you would be admitted on probation.

Do I need to have Statistics prior to applying?

Yes. You should not submit your application to the College of Nursing until you have completed Statistics with a C or better. If this is a course you need, you may take it online through Academic Partnerships, but you will need to complete an undergraduate application and select "undeclared" as your major.

Does the Statistics course that is a requirement have to be a Math Statistics, or could it be a Psychology Statistics?

It can be math, psychology, or even a Statistics course from other social sciences. Critical content in the course includes descriptive statistics, t tests, chi square, analysis of variance, and correlation. This is standard content in an undergraduate Statistics (intro or survey) course.

How long until I hear something about my application?

You will receive an email from UT Arlington once your application has been uploaded from ApplyTexas. You will receive communication from the College of Nursing regarding your status in about four weeks. The first communication will come to your personal email and will include instructions on setting up your MyMav email. After that, communication will be through MyMav.

Application Status: Within 3 to 4 business days of the Office of Graduate Studies receiving your application, you will be sent an application email, which will contain your NetID.

You will need to activate your NetID at www.uta.edu/selfservice before you can log into anything. At that website, click on Activate your NetID and enter your NetID and your initial password exactly as shown. Then you will have to choose and answer at least five security questions. Please choose questions that have answers that are easy to remember and that don't change. Then choose your password according to these criteria: it must at least 8 characters long and it must contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and numbers (all three). When it says "Password change completed," click on Logout in the blue bar on the far right side. Then wait 10-15 minutes before logging into anything.

You will be kept informed of your application status via the email address you provided on the application, and by information posted in MyMav. To check MyMav for the status of your application, view your admissions decision, or view any missing documents, do the following: Go to www.uta.edu, click on the MyMav link, enter your NetID and password, and click on Sign In. Click on Student Center. Go to the right column and see if anything is listed under Holds. In that same column, check for things under the To Do List. Scroll to the bottom of the center column and click on Application Status.

Need assistance with your NetID and/or password? Contact the UT Arlington Help Desk at 817-272-2208 or helpdesk@uta.edu.

For your own protection, never use your Social Security number when communicating with us. Instead, always use your 10-digit UT Arlington Student ID, which was sent to you via email approximately 7 to 10 days after receipt of your application in the Office of Graduate Studies.

Notifications: Listed below are the types of admission processing email notifications sent to applicants.

  • Acknowledgement: This email is sent approximately 3 to 4 business days after receipt of your application in the Office of Graduate Studies. Information included will be the program of application, semester of application, fee payment status, and UT Arlington Student ID Number. Please make note of your UT Arlington ID Number as you will need to refer to it when communicating with us. For your own protection, never use your Social Security number when communicating with us. Instead, always use your 10 digit UT Arlington Student ID, which was sent to you via email approximately 7 to 10 days after receipt of your application in the Office of Graduate Studies.

  • UT Arlington NetID: This email notification is sent approximately 5 to 7 business days after receipt of your application form in the Office of Graduate Studies. Your NetID is used to access the MyMav Student Center, where you can view your application status "To Do" list and "Application Status."

  • Application Review: Notification that the application fee payment and bachelor's degree transcript, and master's degree transcript, if applicable, have or have not been received in the Office of Graduate Studies. This notification is sent approximately 7 to 10 days after receipt of your application.

  • Referred to the Graduate Advisor: Notification that your application and transcripts have been sent to the graduate advisor of the M.Ed. or MSN program for a decision recommendation.

  • Decision: Office of Graduate Studies official notification of the admission decision. If admitted, additional email notification from UT Arlington confirming acceptance and with instructions on how to enroll, download your courseware, pay your tuition, and get started.

Will I receive a course map with start dates for all courses and electives?

Yes – all students will receive a degree plan (course map) with the projected courses and dates. The electives will need to remain somewhat flexible depending on what the student decides to take. Also, a few students may come to us with electives to transfer in, so their plan will incorporate these electives. Students may also transfer in a required course that could affect their degree plan/course map.

Will other graduate courses I have taken transfer?

A total of 9 hours of graduate work may be transferred in. All final transfer decisions are made by UT Arlington Master's faculty on course equivalency and/or relevance to this program.

Who is eligible to be my preceptor?

All MSN program preceptors must have a minimum of a Master's degree. An MSN is preferred but if the preceptor has an MBA, etc., this would be evaluated by the course faculty. Students need to be aware that if the preceptor is new to UT Arlington, they will need to provide a resume/curriculum vitae and demographic information for the requested preceptor to chamberl@uta.edu.

When do I need to find a preceptor?

We want students to start working on identifying their sites and preceptors 60 to 90 days ahead of when the course with clinical starts.

In rural areas, would one nurse leader have the potential to preceptor more than one student?

Yes, but generally not more than two at a time.

What is the benefit of the Educator Certificate that students can get by taking the two education electives?

The benefit is that the student will have additional coursework that demonstrates qualification for a faculty or education-focused position. It is NOT "national certification" that an individual would achieve through a National Certifying body, such as an Educator Certification through the National League for Nursing. However, the academic courses carry graduate level "recognition." All academic courses count for CE for licensure renewal. The certificate is value added – having the MSN automatically qualifies a nurse to teach nursing.

Online FNP FAQs

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How and when do I apply for graduation?

Please refer to our graduation page for more information.

Regarding the revision to the schedule of courses for students enrolled in the online-enabled FNP degree plan prior to January 1, 2015, will these changes add time to my degree plan?

Yes, on average a semester.

Will the extra time cost me more in tuition?

No.

When should I start looking for a preceptor?

To allow time for scheduling, form submission and approvals, we recommend that students begin locating possible clinical sites and preceptor candidates 12 to 16 weeks in advance of their first clinical course.

What are the requirements for each preceptor?

Acceptable categories of preceptors are listed for each clinical course according to the clinical focus.

What resources are available to me in locating and securing a preceptor?

During your orientation to your clinical rotations in the last 5 weeks of NURS 5418 Advanced Health Assessment, you will receive more information on locating clinical sites. You may also wish to speak with your Clinical Coordinator about locating preceptors and partnering with you in securing clinical sites.

How should I proceed with documenting my preceptor hours?

No clinical hours can be completed before placement in an approved clinical rotation with an approved preceptor. You will receive more information on documenting your clinical hours during clinical orientation held in the last 5 weeks of NURS 5418 Advanced Health Assessment.

What can the preceptor expect to gain from assisting me?

Preceptors serve as volunteer teachers and mentors. Most preceptors agree to participate out of enthusiasm for teaching and for the opportunity to share clinical experiences and expertise.

Can I complete my clinical placement where I work?

You may be able to complete clinical hours at your current place of employment if it meets these specific clinical focus guidelines for the course. However, you will not be able to conduct clinical hours within your department or under your current supervisor as preceptor. Please be aware that you cannot be paid by your employer or clinical site preceptor for clinical practice hours completed as a student.

Can I still work at my regular job while completing clinicals?

Most students continue to work while fulfilling clinical hours. However, it is important to address schedule flexibility with your employer in advance of clinicals in order to maintain work schedules while balancing them with required coursework and clinical hours.

What should I do if I cannot complete the required clinical hours after having already started them?

Contact your Clinical Coordinator and Course Faculty as soon as this presents as a possibility. Normally, you will not be able to progress to the next course until your clinical hours for your current course are complete.

Who do I contact if my preceptor cannot fulfil our agreement during the course of the preceptorship?

Contact your Course Faculty and Clinical Coordinator as soon as this is known so that alternate arrangements for a preceptor can be made.

Payment FAQs

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How are payments submitted to the University?

Students may pay their tuition by the following methods:

  • On the Web through your MyMav account (Immediate posting)
  • By cash and/or check made payable to UT Arlington. If paying by check, please include your 10 digit MyMav ID number on the check. You may mail your check to the following address:

    UT Arlington Student Accounts
    Box 19649
    Arlington, TX 76019

    Your required payment must be posted to your Registration Account prior to 11:59 pm CT on the Payment Due Date to avoid withdrawal for non-payment. If your account is being paid by a third party, payment must be made by the tuition deadline or you may be subject to being cancelled for non-payment.

Is financial aid available?

For information about financial aid, please see the Financial Aid page.

Are refunds given for courses?

The refund policy can be found on the Tuition/Fee page.

What does "Canceled for Non-Pay" mean?

Students who fail to pay their registration charges by the scheduled due date will be subject to being canceled for non-pay and removed from the courses for which they are registered. Please note that if you are enrolled in more than one course and do not pay the full amount due, you will be dropped from all courses - even if the amount you paid would cover the cost of one of the courses. Additionally, if you enroll in and pay for a course or courses in one start date within a term, then subsequently enroll in another start date during the same term, and do not pay in full for that start, you will be cancelled from all classes that have not yet had a grade entered. Reinstatements will not be allowed unless there is documented university error.

What are the consequences of missing the course enrollment/registration deadline?

The enrollment/registration deadline is always the Wednesday prior to the session start date. Enrollment must be completed via the MyMav system by 11:59 P.M. (CT). Only a university error will result in late enrollment. Any attempt which was not fully executed will result in missing the enrollment for the session. If you have questions regarding program continuance upon missing an enrollment deadline, please contact your academic advisor.

What are the consequences of missing the tuition payment deadline?

The tuition deadline is always the Friday prior to the session start date. Payment must be completed via the MyMav system and/or appropriate provisions made for financial aid by 11:59 P.M. (CT). Failure to submit complete payment by the deadline will result in being dropped from courses for nonpayment. Students will be cancelled for nonpayment on the first date of the class. Please note that if you are enrolled in more than one course for an academic term and fail to pay the full amount due for a course by the respective class deadline, you will subsequently be dropped from all courses for which you are enrolled in the term that have not yet had a grade entered. Reinstatements are not granted unless the drop is the result of documented university error. If you have questions regarding program continuance upon missing a tuition deadline, please contact your academic advisor.

How do I ensure that I stay locked into my original tuition rate if I am in the one of the graduate school programs?

Students admitted to cohorts are guaranteed the tuition price in place at the start of their program under the following conditions:

  • Students must maintain continuous term by term enrollment in the program. "Term by term" means that the student must be enrolled in at least one course each Fall, Spring and Summer term.

  • Students must complete the program during the time period prescribed by the degree program. Students who take courses beyond the designed program length may be subject to tuition price increases.

What other expenses or fees can I expect to be required of this program?

Once a student is accepted into the program, other expenses may include the following:

  • Textbooks: Books are available for purchase online at the UTA Bookstore link or from other online vendors.

  • Request for Start Date Adjustments In a New Term: Admission is valid for one academic term. If a student chooses to delay the program start date to a session in a new academic term, the student is required to submit the appropriate admissions documentation and applicable fees to the Office of Graduate Studies. Example: If an applicant is approved for August 15, 2011 start date, which is in the Fall 2011 term, and wishes to change their start date to February 28, 2012, which is in the Spring 2012 term, the student will be charged $30 (for U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents with no foreign college work) or $60 (for U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents with foreign college work and all International students (H-1, etc.)). The request must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies 30 days prior to the requested session start date. A delay in starting the program may also result in a tuition increase.

  • Stop Out of the Program: A stop-out that creates a break in term-by-term enrollment requires the student to submit readmission documentation and appropriate fee 30 days prior to the readmit start date, and to be subject to the AP tuition rate in effect at the time of readmission. The $30 readmission fee is for U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents with no foreign college work and the $60 fee is for U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents with foreign college work and all International students (H-1, etc). "Term-by-term" means that a student must take at least one course during each academic term (Spring, Summer, Fall).

  • Graduation: All students must submit an application for graduation in order to have degrees conferred. The associated graduation fee is $40 for the first diploma and $20 for each additional diploma plus applicable mailing fees. Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Graduation fees will be assessed upon processing of your graduation application by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Do I have access to UTA Services and Facilities as part of this online degree program?

Due to the reduced tuition rate, students admitted to the Academic Partnerships programs do not have access to on campus programs and resources, such as, but not limited to: Maverick Activities Center, Student Health Services, Max Express student identification cards, discounted event tickets, on-campus library and other similar benefits. However, AP online students do have full access to the online library resources, UT Arlington helpdesk, and UTA bookstore.

College of Education FAQs

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How will I know what cohort I'm in if I step out of my original cohort and how I make up courses?

You may contact your Advisor or Program Coordinator to determine the cohort. In most instances, you will resume coursework with your original cohort and work with your Advisor or Program Coordinator to make up courses missed when they are offered again. Keep in mind that any deviations from your original cohort course sequence will delay your completion of the program and may result in tuition increases.

How long do I have to complete the program and other requirements?

The UTA Catalog states the following about coursework completion and other requirements:
  • Coursework that is more than six years old at the time of graduation or teacher/administrator certification program completion cannot be used toward meeting the requirements for a master’s degree or graduate-level certification.

  • Master’s degree and graduate level certificate programs must be completed within six years (time in military service excluded) from initial registration in the Office of Graduate Studies.

  • Appropriate state exams and application to the State Board for Educator Certification for a standard certificate must be made within six months of completion of residency/practicum/program. If a candidate allows the six month period to go by without passing all state exams and applying for certification, additional coursework and/or state exams will be required.

Is my master's degree program accredited, and if so, by what body?

The University of Texas at Arlington is state accredited by the Texas Education Agency, regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the College of Education is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Graduate programs are approved through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and programs leading to certification are governed by the Texas Education Agency/State Board of Education.

Which programs will lead to certification in the State of Texas?

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Literacy Studies program can lead to a Texas Reading Specialist certificate, ESL certificate and/or Master Reading Teacher certificate. The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies can lead to a Texas Principal certificate. The Superintendent Certificate program can lead to a Texas Superintendent certificate. The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Mathematics Education program or Curriculum and Instruction - Science Education program can prepare students to test for an add-on grades 4-8 or 8-12 Texas mathematics teacher certificate or grade 4-8 or 8-12 Texas science teacher certificate. Please note that the first criterion for acceptance into the M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction programs (Literacy Studies, Mathematics Education or Science Education) is that applicants currently possess a valid teacher certification. The Superintendent program requires a valid Texas principal certificate for those seeking and eligible for Texas superintendent certification.

Does earning the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Mathematics Education lead to the add-on "Master Mathematics Teacher Certification" recognized by TEA?

No, this program does not lead to the add-on Master Mathematics Teacher Certification.

Does earning the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Science Education lead to the add-on "Master Science Teacher Certification" recognized by TEA?

No, this program does not lead to the add-on Master Science Teacher Certification.

Does the completion of the Superintendent program lead to a stand-along degree?

The Superintendent program does lead to Texas superintendent certification if one is eligible (successfully completes the coursework, the practicum requirements in a Texas accredited school). However, it a non-degree program. Coursework may apply toward the doctoral degree program in the Education and Policy Studies department.

Do other states recognize the UT Arlington programs which lead to certification in Texas?

You must review the UTA program requirements with your State certification department to determine if the program meets its requirements. Some states have reciprocity provisions with other states, but many do not. Therefore, it is important to check the requirements with your state certification department prior to applying for one of the programs.

I’m an out of state student, how do I get a letter indicating I have completed the program to share with my state?

If you are seeking certification in your state, please remember that you are not eligible for state certification in Texas. This is because your practicum experience was completed outside of Texas. Therefore, UT Arlington cannot complete state university recommendation forms that require verification of completion of a state approved educator preparation program. However, the College of Education will provide you a memo that you can present to your state agency for consideration for determining if you are eligible for certification. Complete the form and submit as directed. Once the information you provide is confirmed, you will be emailed the memo.

Do I have to be working as a teacher or administrator to qualify for acceptance and continuance in the programs?

The Curriculum and Instruction - Literacy program requires that students maintain full-time employment in a K-12 classroom/school for the duration of the program. The Curriculum and Instruction - Mathematics Education and Science Education programs require K-12 teaching and/or instructional facilitator experience in a school district or educational environment such as museums and nature centers, but do not require current employment. The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program does not have an employment requirement, but each student should check with their state regulations about employment requirements for certification. The Superintendent Certification program requires at least two years of administrative experience at either the building or district-level for admission (in a position for which the state of Texas requires administrator certification) or current employment in an administrative position for which the state of Texas requires administrator certification.

Technology FAQs

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How can I get technology support?

Technology support details can be found on the Tech Support page.

Must I be connected to the Internet to complete the coursework?

Yes. You will need Internet access to download your individual course and online readings onto your computer and to submit and receive feedback on assignments and assessments as well as participate in online discussions. You must regularly monitor your UT Arlington Mavs Student e-mail address as this is provided to students as an official means of communication and information regarding your course work, degree, and correspondence.

How do I navigate through the course?

You can navigate from the UT Arlington Homepage via the course title on the right.

From the UT Arlington Homepage:

  1. Click once on Course Title (on the right).
  2. Using the navigation tree on the left, click once on the Week in which you want to work.
  3. Click once on the task you wish to complete (reading, lecture, etc).
  4. Use the back and forward blue arrows in the top right corner of your screen to move forward and backward between screens.

The software remembers where you left off and will return you there the next time you visit the course. Use the arrows in the top left corner if you wish to move from that place in the course.

How do I navigate through the lectures?

Use the blue arrow key located at the top right corner to navigate through the lectures. The blue arrow key will allow you to view the weekly lectures from start to finish. Written transcripts of lectures and slides can be located by clicking on Resources in the Course Map.

How do I print materials from my course?

  1. Go to your course map.
  2. Click your course name.
  3. Click the resources tab.
  4. Choose the lecture slides you would like view.
  5. Once the lecture slides are open, you can choose the SAVE icon in the top left corner.
  6. You can save a copy of the lecture slides to your computer.
  7. You can print the slide by choosing the Print icon.

What are the checkmarks in my course map?

The checkmarks are used to "check off" content you have viewed. Checkmarks are not part of your course grade and, since they are based on the amount of time spent on an item, might not appear on shorter slides or readings. They included in the course to assist you as you move through the content.

Where are the course expectations located?

Course expectations are included in the syllabus with each course.

Can I make the readings larger?

Yes. Adjust the size of the reading font by adjusting the percentage box near the center of the light gray bar at the top of your screen.

How do I expand discussion threads?

Click on the arrows located to the right of the discussion board window so that the arrows point down to expand the threads.

Whom do I contact for questions about assignment and course content?

Email your academic coach with questions about course assignments or content. The Master Professors and coaches collaborate regularly regarding students' questions, concerns, and performance.

How long will I be able to view my course material once I have completed the course?

Students have two weeks from the final exam date to access course materials for a completed course. You should take this opportunity to save any documents they might need. At the end of the two week window, students will no longer have access to the completed course tab on the UTA Home Page.

How do I log into a Blackboard course?

To access your Blackboard courses, go to elearn.uta.edu and log in with your NetID (using lowercase letters) and password just like you would for MyMav.

Graduation FAQs

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How and when do I apply for graduation?

Please refer to our graduation page for more information.

When are degrees conferred?

Please refer to our graduation page for more information.

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