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Instructions for applying online:
A non-refundable fee as indicated below is required:
Certain fee waivers may apply. For more information, please contact Admissions.
To minimize delays, pay by credit card at the time the graduate online application is submitted. The following credit cards are accepted: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.
If you have already submitted an online application without a payment, you can pay it now via credit card.
If you are unable to pay by credit card at the time you submit the online application, you can mail in a personal check or money order. To ensure that your payment is received and applied to your application, please remember:
All supporting application materials become the property of The University of Texas at Arlington upon receipt and cannot be returned.
You are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university you attended to Admissions.
Official transcripts from US institutions are those mailed directly to Admissions by the Registrar of the institution at which the work was attempted or completed or upon review an official original “issued to student” transcript with the official university seal and signature of the Registrar. Official original “issued to student” transcripts may be mailed or hand-carried to Admissions. U.S. institutions may opt to send electronic transcripts through an official transcript service. These transcripts should be sent directly from the institution or the transcript service. Scanned and emailed copies sent by the student are not official.
Currently or previously enrolled UT Arlington students do not need to request their UT Arlington transcript be forwarded.
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 Admissions by the institution or applicant or delivered in person to Admissions. Those delivered in person can be released back to the applicant or the applicant’s representative after verification and attestation by an Admissions representative.
You are required to request that an official score report from ETS-TOEFL, ETS-GRE, IELTS and/or GMAC (GMAT) be sent to UT Arlington Admissions. Our institution code for ETS-TOEFL and ETS-GRE is 6013. UT Arlington only accepts paper copies of IELTS scores sent directly from the British Council.
An applicant whose native language is not English is required to submit a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, 79 on the TOEFL iBT, or 6.5 on the IELTS. Some programs may require a higher minimum for admission. Review the Program and Certificate information or the University Catalog carefully for program specific test score requirements. Graduate Studies does not require the TOEFL or IELTS for an applicant whose native language is not English if he or she holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a US Institution.
Official acceptable scores are required as specified by the applicants program of intended admission. Review the Program, Certificate or the University Catalog carefully for program specific test score requirements.
You are required to submit program specific requirements to the Graduate Advisor of your intended program. Please go to the program website or the University Catalog for the mailing address. Each program has developed a set of discipline specific criteria that are used in holistic approach to access an applicants readiness for graduate study. Multiple factors are evaluated and no single factor can by itself determine whether an applicant is offered or denied admission. The most common program specific requirements are academic plans and letters of recommendations.
In a statement of approximately 200 words describe your main academic interest, strengths, and limitations at this time; explain why you wish to study for this degree in a particular field, why you have chosen UT Arlington and specify what you personally hope to accomplish during your program here.
Many programs require a Recommendation Form (PDF, 249KB) from 3 undergraduate faculty. For the convenience of the recommender you may furnish him or her with the recommendation form provided and a stamped envelope addressed to the Graduate Advisor in your intended program. Some UT Arlington academic departments use their own recommendation forms. Check with your graduate advisor to find out if your department requires a different recommender form.
You are required to submit this information to Admissions. International students enrolling in F and J visa status are required to submit a Passport Copy and Financial Forms that verify sufficient funds to meet the educational and living expense amount for students at UT Arlington. The Passport Copy is needed to assure proper spelling and recording of the students’ name. The Financial Forms are needed for issuance of the immigration document Form I-20 or Form DS-2019. Students enrolling in H or other visa status must submit verification of that status. Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S. must submit a copy of their legal permanent resident card.
Forms for international student applicants who are academically admitted but required to submit financial or immigration forms to finalize admission may be accessed below. Although there is no official deadline for submission of the financial forms, and they may be submitted once the admission decision is made, applicants are encouraged to submit financial forms early, in order to allow adequate time for issuance of the I-20, and securing a visa for study in the U.S. In lieu of the financial forms, applicants may submit a bank statement or letter from a bank stating the balance of liquid funds available. Please note, a passport copy is required with the submission of financial documents. Financial and immigration forms can be scanned and sent via email to graduate admissions.
Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations require confirmation that students in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa must have established transfer eligibility before transfer is initiated by the new institution. Please follow the instructions on the form.