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Applicant Review, Admissions Exceptions and Requirements Waivers

While there is interest in modifying admission requirements in light of the COVID-19 circumstances, currently there are no changes in policies or practice.

  • At this time all existing admission requirements remain intact.
  • There have been many questions and suggestions for increasing flexibility with admission requirements. It is possible that some exceptions to existing admission requirements will become available.
  • Existing appeal and review processes should be used to consider students that have extenuating circumstances. For example, a student who usually would have retested to raise the GRE score may not be able to retest; therefore, existing review and appeal processes should be used to consider the case and circumstances. 

College Admission Testing for FTIC and Relevant Undergraduate Applicants.

Testing companies are modifying dates and delivery modes. The situation is still in development. Some tests have been canceled or rescheduled like the SAT and ACT or reformatted like Advanced Placement. Please see these links for the latest information regarding: 

College Admission Testing for Graduate Students

Testing companies are modifying dates and delivery modes. The situation is still developing. Some tests have been canceled, rescheduled, or reformatted. For example, the GRE is moving to be available to be taken at home in the US and some countries. Please see these links for the latest information regarding:

Special Note about India

Please know that India has suspended all international mail exchanges. We’re assessing options and impacts such as that we cannot deliver I-20’s. The expectation is that this will last for at least two weeks.

English Proficiency Testing

Testing companies are modifying dates and delivery modes. The situation is still developing. Some tests have been canceled, rescheduled or reformatted. For example, the TOEFL is moving to be available to be taken at home in the US and about a dozen other countries, though not in India, China or Nepal, e.g. Please see these links for the latest information regarding

New Non-US Based Student Enrollments for Future Semesters

  • First summer session 2020- In the coming days we will make a decision about deferring Summer 1 2020 new non-US based students to Summer 2 or Fall 2020.
  • Second summer session 2020- Decisions will be made at a later date regarding second summer.
  • Fall 2020- Decisions will be made at a later date regarding fall semester.
  • Online teaching opportunities are being explored and you will want to monitor communications about these options and their limitations.
  • Keep in mind that as usual students may change their semester of entry on their own volition. They should initiate that process in the usual method by completing the form at https://admissions.forms.uta.edu/view.php?id=12897

Special Categories of Students

The great mix of students enrolled at UTA means that there are scores of special cases and groups of new students, from undergraduate to Ph.D. If you have a special case or category of concern please contact Dr. Troy Johnson, troy.johnson@uta.edu, 817-272-5401.

New Student Orientation Sessions (New Maverick Orientation)

  • April New Maverick Orientation has been converted to on-line and students are being notified.
  • Other new Maverick Orientation sessions remain as scheduled.
  • Planning is underway to make the sessions online as needed.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarship awards have been made as usual to thousands of prospective students for summer and fall 2020.

  • If you manage a scholarship program, please make awards to students as soon as possible. For questions or assistance please contact Director of Scholarships, Justin Silcox at justin.silcox@uta.edu, 817-272-2197.

Student Recruitment

Keep in mind that new prospective undergraduate and graduate students are contacting UTA daily and increasingly surfing the websites. Without the option for a campus visit, the web becomes the place prospective students and parents will primarily go to learn about programs to help decide whether to attend UTA. It's important to maintain contact with applicants by phone, email, chat, etc. and that the websites are as compelling as possible.

  • Continue strong communication contact with prospective students, keeping in mind that even seemingly committed students will be having increasing doubts about future college plans.
  • Be extremely vigilant about websites. It is critical that websites be updated, compelling and fully functional with no broken links. Prospective students and their parents will be leaning even more heavily than usual on the content of the websites to make decisions whether to enroll at UTA. Please make websites a priority.
  • Remember that not only new prospective students for summer and fall 2020 are being contacted and recruited, but that the spring 2021 and fall 2021 classes are being determined now as well.
  • Enrollment Management is continuing a strong recruitment effort that includes expanded virtual events and specialized communications. For example, our key event to recruit scholarship eligible students, MeritU, has not been canceled, but has been moved to a virtual format. More than 300 top students and their parents are expected to participate in the event on April 7 and 9.
  • For student recruitment questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Dr. Rebecca Lothringer, rebecca.lothringer@uta.edu, 817-272-5758