The University of Texas at Arlington
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
MavLink Newsletter - December 2011
UTA Mavericks fans anxiously await the opening of College Park Center
The UT Arlington community anxiously awaits the opening of College Park Center, the University's new $78 million special events center, on February 1.
The building will house UT Arlington's basketball and volleyball teams, graduation ceremonies, big name speakers and concerts. The center opens on February 1, 2012 as the men's and women's basketball teams face off against division rival UT San Antonio.
This year the University will offer basketball tickets to the community free of charge. Tickets can be reserved at www.utatickets.com.
A large spring concert is also in the works.
College Park Center is the cornerstone of the larger College Park District which include a parking garages, a new residence hall, apartment building, mixed-use retail, and the Dan Dipert University Welcome Center. The other elements of the district will open in time for the fall 2012 semester.
Learn more about the College Park Center on their website at www.uta.edu/collegepark.
Scholarship deadline approaching quickly
Last year UT Arlington awarded more than $12 million in scholarship monies to qualified students, but in order to be eligible for merit-based scholarships students need to be admitted on or before February 15, 2012.
Eligible students need to apply for admission and be admitted before the February deadline. There is no additional scholarship application for any of UT Arlington's general academic scholarships. Scholarships are available only for students beginning in the fall of 2012. UT Arlington does not offer general academic scholarschips for students beginning in the spring or summer semesters.
Awards range from $8,000 to $20,000 annually and can be renewed for up to four years. General academic scholarships are awarded based on class rank or grade point average and SAT or ACT score. A list of general academic scholarships is available online at www.uta.edu/scholarships.
Several supplemental merit-based scholarships are also available, including scholarships for National Merit Scholars, prospective Honors College students, designated scholarships, and academic departmental scholarships. These scholarships require supplemental applications and may have different deadlines for application materials.
Incoming students can apply for admission at the Apply Texas website. They must pay the $50 application fee and provide official high school transcripts and official SAT or ACT scores. Any SAT/ACT scores listed on the high school transcript are considered official. Students with dual credit college coursework or other college coursework will also need to provide an official college transcript unless those courses are listed on the high school transcript.
12/13 Scholarship Night
Scholarship Night is an evening educaitonal session held for prospective students and their families to explain UT Arlington's scholarship opportunities, application process, and award process. Scholarship Night is open to all prospective undergraduate students. Students can register online at www.uta.edu/admissions/events/scholarship-night.
12/15 - 12/19 UT Arlington Graduation Ceremonies
UT Arlington's commencement ceremonies will honor fall 2011 graduates.
12/23 - 1/1 Holiday Break
UT Arlington will close on 12/23 for holiday break. The university will re-open on Monday, January 2, 2012. There will be no office hours, tours, or appointments available during holiday break.
1/24 Financial Aid Night
Financial Aid Night is an evening educaitonal session held for prospective students and their families to explain UT Arlington's scholarship opportunities, application process, and award process. Financial Aid Night is open to all prospective undergraduate students. Students can register online at www.uta.edu/admissions/events/financial-aid-night.
2/4 Preview Day
Preview Day is an open house program held for prospective students and their families on four Saturdays each year. Students will design their own schedule and be able to choose from tours, information sessions, an academic and student life fair, and academic open houses. Learn more and register online at www.uta.edu/admissions/events/preview-day.