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Fall 2007

Registration and Enrollment

Office of Admissions, Records and Registration · 129 Davis Hall · Box 19088 · 817-272-3372 or 817-272-6287

Requirements Prior to Registration


Students new to UT Arlington, many continuing students and readmitted former students must be advised by their major department academic advisor prior to registration each semester. Undeclared students should meet with their academic advisor in the University Advising Center. Students can check to see if they need to be advised on their Student Center using MyMav, the computerized, high-security student records system used by UT Arlington. If advising is required, a service indicator (enrollment hold) will be placed on the student’s record. The service indicator must be released by the academic advisor before the student can register.

Typically, the advising period for the Spring term opens in October, and for the Summer and Fall terms in March.

Meeting with an academic advisor is strongly recommended even if the student is exempted from advising.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Undergraduate students who have not fulfilled testing or exemption requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) will be barred from registering in MyMav. See requirements listed at Texas Success Initiative. For information regarding TSI status, contact the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration at 817-272-6287. Some students may be exempt from the TSI. For a list of exemptions, go to Texas Success Initiative. For TSI regulations and advising, contact the University Advising Center at 817-272-3140 or To register for the THEA test, contact Testing Services at 817-272-3670 or visit their Web site at

What to Know Before Registering

Registrant Responsibilities

Terms and Sessions

There are three terms and seven sessions in the academic calendar year at UT Arlington. The three terms are Fall, Spring and Summer.

Fall Term

The Fall term has one session, called the regular session. It typically begins the fourth Monday in August and ends the second week in December.

Commencement exercises for the Fall term are typically held the second week of December, following the conclusion of the term.

Spring Term

The Spring term has two sessions. The first session is Intersession Winter (ISW). It begins the week after the Fall term ends and concludes the week before the start of the Spring term regular session.

The Spring term regular session typically begins the Tuesday after the Martin Luther King Memorial Holiday and ends the second week in May.

Commencement exercises for the Spring term sessions are typically held the second week of May, following the conclusion of the Spring regular session.

Summer Term

The Summer term has four sessions. The first session is Intersession Summer (ISS). It typically begins the week after the Spring regular session concludes and ends the Friday before the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.

The second session of the Summer term is the First 5-Week Session (5W1). It typically begins the Tuesday following the Memorial Day Holiday weekend and ends before the Fourth of July.

The third session of the Summer term is the Summer 11-Week Session (11W). It begins concurrently with the First 5-Week Session and typically ends the second week of August.

The fourth session of the Summer term is the Second 5-Week Session (5W2). It typically begins after the Fourth of July and ends concurrently with the Summer 11-Week Session in the second week of August.

Commencement exercises for all Summer term sessions are typically held the second week of August, following the conclusion of the Summer term.

Full-Time and Part-Time

All full-time status calculations are done at the term level.

Credit Hours Required for Half-Time or Full-Time Status Undergraduate Graduate
Half-Time Full-Time Half-Time Full-Time
Long Semester 6 12 5 9
A 5-Week Session 3 6 3 6
11-Week Session 5 9 5 9
Thesis/Dissertation only (any session) 3 6

Note: For all students, 9 credit hours equal full-time status for any summer session combination.

Class Meeting Times

On-campus class meeting times are typically scheduled Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Class meeting times can vary; consult the Schedule of Classes for specific days and times.

Course ID System

Courses at UT Arlington are designated by a combination of letters and numbers. The letters indicate the department, or the area within a department, that offers the course. A list of these code letters is on the Course Abbreviations web page. The numbers furnish information such as level, credit and hours of theory or practice.

Example: CHEM 1301 (3-0) 3 hours credit



To attend UT Arlington in any given semester, a student must accept financial responsibility for any enrollment transactions, register and pay tuition and fees. Registration at UT Arlington is done online using MyMav. The current term’s Registration Timetable gives the exact dates and times for registration. The Schedule of Classes is updated for the Spring term in mid-October, and in mid-March for the Summer and Fall terms. A commonly-asked question set about registration is available on MyMav, along with the Undergraduate Catalog. Students log in to MyMav to register.

For payment of tuition and fees information, refer to Tuition, Fees, and Charges section of this catalog for registration billing and payment.

Late Registration

Late registration is held each term for students who are unable to register during the regular registration period. Late registration at UT Arlington is done online using MyMav. Late registration fees are assessed for enrollment transactions made during the late registration period.

Schedule Changes

Students can elect to make changes to their course schedules on MyMav.

Change of Major Program of Study

Undergraduate students who wish to change their major program of study must consult with the proposed major department to process the program change.

An academic unit may require students to change their major program of study if the students do not meet the academic standards or the professional conduct standards of the unit. For information concerning specific standards in a program of study, students should contact the office of the appropriate academic dean.


A student may withdraw from all courses for the current session/term from the first class day until a point two-thirds of the way through the session or term by contacting their major academic department (or the University Advising Center for undeclared students) for appropriate advisement and removal from the coursework. A student who elects to withdraw on the first day of classes or thereafter will incur financial responsibility to the University as regulated by Student Financial Services.

A student may withdraw from the University with grades of "W" until the two-thirds point in the semester/term. A student may be removed from a course after that point only upon approval of the appropriate official.

Students entering any Texas state institution Fall 2007 and after are limited to dropping 6 courses in their undergraduate career. A grade of "W" earned in a remedial course does not count toward the limit. Certain other exceptions apply to this policy. Once students have reached the 6-course limit, the grade earned in the course will be recorded. Dropping a class should be carefully considered with input from the faculty member and academic advisor.

Students who withdraw from the University to perform active military service (not including Texas National Guard training exercises) will not have to reapply for admission, but will be readmitted upon a request made to the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration within one year of being released from active military service.

Special Enrollment Programs


Arrangements to audit an undergraduate course may be made during the late registration period only. The required form, obtained from the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration Web site, must be completed and taken to the instructor for approval during the late registration period only. After obtaining the instructor’s approval, the applicant pays a fee at Bursar Services of $20 per course if enrolled for course work at UT Arlington or $100 per course if not enrolled for course work in residence at UT Arlington. Persons 65 years of age or older may audit courses without paying an audit fee. The auditor has the privilege of hearing and observing only; no University credit is granted for auditing. An academic department may place restrictions on the privilege of auditing or may deny permission to audit certain courses. Activity classes, repeatable courses, labs, etc., are generally not auditable.

Cooperative Programs Between University of Texas System Components

A student concurrently enrolling at two or more University of Texas System components may register and pay tuition and fees for all courses through the student’s home institution. Detailed procedures may be obtained from the registrar or records office of the student’s home institution. The concurrent enrollment agreement and waiver of specified fees applies only to students following the concurrent enrollment procedures specified by the home institution.

The charges for the following will be assessed and collected at the home institution for the other institution(s):

Student services at the second institution will be made available to concurrently enrolled students paying the appropriate student service fees at the second institution.

Some institutions have a reciprocal agreement for honoring parking permits. Details may be obtained from the police departments on each campus.

Concurrently enrolled students should report any problems concerning registration, payment of fees or other matters related to concurrent enrollment procedures to the registrar or records office of the home institution.

Concurrent students wishing to add or drop courses must do so in compliance with the host institution’s policy. On or before the host institution’s Census Date, schedule changes may be done through the home institution’s records office. After the Census Date, drops must be done at the host institution.

All paperwork must be turned in two weeks prior to the host institution’s first class day.

Other Public Institutions of Higher Education

When students register at more than one public institution of higher education in Texas, they shall pay the full tuition charges to the first institution at which they are registered. A student who is first registered at another institution must present a copy of the fee receipt from that institution to Bursar Services when registering at UT Arlington. Any reduction in tuition per the following guidelines will be refunded to the student approximately one month after the beginning of the term.


The UT TeleCampus allows UT Arlington students to take internet-delivered courses from other UT-component universities for UT Arlington credit. To enroll in one of these courses, the student must complete the online Registration Request form on the UT TeleCampus Web site. A select group of UT Arlington advisors are available to counsel students about the advantages and disadvantages of Internet-delivered courses. For more information please visit

Ineligibility to Register

Students who are no longer eligible for enrollment at the start of the term will have their registration canceled and their tuition and fees refunded.

Additionally, violation of several academic policies can result in a student’s inability to register without permission or action. See the Academic Regulations section of the Undergraduate Catalog for specific limitations.

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