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The University of Texas at Arlington - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Application fee is $40 (for international students, $90). Undergraduate degree in engineering is required for most programs, with a grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. U.S. applicants who have enrolled in academic institutions outside the U.S. are required to pay the international application fee.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

If applicants meet University requirements, they are admitted into departmental programs. Other students may be referred to departments for probationary admission.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Admission into the Graduate School requires: 1) a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or its foreign equivalent, with a satisfactory grade point average; 2) an acceptable and current score on the general tests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), as specified by the program of application; 3) if the applicant's native language is not English or if the applicant does not hold a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. institution, an acceptable and current score on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Test of Spoken English (TSE) or iBT. 550 is the minimum acceptable score on the paper-based TOEFL; 213 is the minimum acceptable score on the computer-based TOEFL; 40 is the minimum acceptable score on the TSE total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section and 16 for the listening section are the minimums for the iBT; 4) demonstration through previous academic performance of the potential for graduate work in the chosen field; 5) acceptance into a program; 6) filing of the international student application form and supporting documentation at least 120 days prior to the expected semester of enrollment. Supporting documentation includes: 1) a non-refundable application evaluation charge of U.S. $90.00 ; 2) one, but preferably two, official copies of marksheets, diploma or transcripts. Official foreign country transcripts, 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 university or translation agency attestation.; They may be sent directly to the Graduate School by the institution or by the applicant. Official transcripts from U.S. institutions are those mailed directly to the Graduate School by the Registrar at which the work was attempted or completed, or upon Graduate School review, an official original "issued to student" transcript on safety paper with the official university seal and signature of the Registrar; 3) Official GRE or GMAT test scores as specified by the program of admission; official TOEFL or TSE test scores, if applicable. Official test score reports are those issued by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and sent by ETS directly to the Graduate School; 4) three letters of recommendation.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Admission into the Graduate School requires: 1) a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or its foreign equivalent, with a satisfactory grade point average; 2) an acceptable and current score on the general tests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), as specified by the program of application; 3) if the applicant's native language is not English or if the applicant does not hold a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. institution, an acceptable and current score on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Test of Spoken English (TSE) or iBT. 550 is the minimum acceptable score on the paper-based TOEFL; 79 is the minimum acceptable score on the computer-based TOEFL; 40 is the minimum acceptable score on the TSE total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section and 16 for the listening section are the minimums for the iBT: 4) demonstration through previous academic performance of the potential for graduate work in the chosen field; 5) acceptance into a program; 6) satisfactory academic performance at the last institution attended; 7) filing of the U.S. Citizen or U.S. Resident Alien application student application form and supporting documentation at least 90 days prior to the expected semester of enrollment. Supporting documentation includes: 1) a non-refundable application evaluation charge of U.S. $40.00 for applicants without foreign college transcripts and U.S. $90.00 for applicants with foreign college transcripts, marksheets and diplomas; 2) one, but preferably two, official copies of U.S. transcripts or foreign country marksheets, diplomas or transcripts. Official transcripts from U.S. institutions are those mailed directly to the Graduate School by the Registrar at which the work was attempted or completed, or upon Graduate School review, an official original "issued to student" transcript on safety paper with the official university seal and signature of the Registrar. Official foreign country transcripts, 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 university or translation agency attestation. They may be sent directly to the Graduate School by the institution or by the applicant. 3) Official GRE or GMAT test scores as specified by the program of admission: official TOEFL or TSE test scores, if applicable. Official test score reports are those issued by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and sent by ETS directly to the Graduate School; 4) three letters of recommendation.

Residency Requirements

Under Texas state law, an applicant or enrolled student is classified either as a resident of Texas, a nonresident, or as an international student. Residency for admission and tuition purposes at a public college or university in Texas is different from residency for voting or tax purposes.

Introduction
from the Rules and Regulations for Determining Residence Status on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board website.

An individual seeking information or advice on residence status should contact the residence determination official at the higher education institution of interest. The residence determination official usually can be found in the admissions office, registrar's office, business office, or another similar administrative office of the institution. The Residency Determination Official for UTA's Office can be reached via email (ugresidency@uta.edu) or phone (817.272.6287).

Under state statutes and Coordinating Board rules and regulations interpreting those statutes, a prospective student will be classified as a resident, nonresident, or foreign student. A person who has lived in the state under circumstances specified in these rules will be eligible for classification as a resident.

A citizen, a national, or a permanent resident of the United States who does not meet resident criteria will be classified as a nonresident. An alien who is not a permanent resident of the United States and has not been permitted by Congress to adopt the United States as his/her domicile while in this country will be classified as a foreign student.

An individual classified as a nonresident or foreign student may qualify to pay resident tuition rates and other charges while continuing to be classified as a nonresident or foreign student under certain exceptions specified in the statutes and rules.

Tuition exceptions are listed in catalog.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

No more than nine hours of equivalent course work completed at other institutions of recognized standing may be transferred to a master's degree program, and then only after evaluation and approval by the appropriate Committee on Graduate Studies and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Transfer work is not accepted in doctoral programs; however, formal graduate-level course work completed in the student's major area of doctoral study at other institutions granting doctoral degrees in the student's major may serve to establish the student's compentency in those subject areas and may provide a basis for waiving some U.T. Arlington course requirements. Such waivers must be shown on the Program of Work, recommended by the student's advisory committee, and approved by the Committee on Graduate Studies of the student's major and by the Dean of Graduate Studies.