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Undergraduate Advising

Program Admission Requirements

1. Have passing scores or be exempt from the TSI Assessment. Click here to find more information about the TSI. To determine your status, login to your MyMav account and look for the TSI link in your Student Center. The TSI Assessment is required by the State of Texas for placement into college-level courses.

2. In addition you must have acceptable scores on all 3 sections of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test: Reading 270*, Writing 220, Math 230

No other test or class is acceptable for undergraduate admission to the Education program.

*The Reading THEA requirement for program admission is higher than the standard passing score of 230.

You can register online to take the Internet-based (iBT) THEA at the THEA website.  The iBT THEA is offered at a few college test sites within Texas.  UT Arlington Testing Services offers the THEA Quick Test to students on a monthly basis.  You can read more about the Quick THEA on the Testing Services website.

3. Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0*

Effective Spring 2014, your overall GPA must meet or exceed 3.0. This is a cumulative GPA which may include transfer coursework  in calculations if no UTA grades have been earned yet.

*NOTE: Students beginning education coursework after Fall 2013 are subject to the increased GPA.  You'll need a 3.0 instead of a 2.75

4. Required amount of academic coursework must be completed

The number of hours of academic content which can be carried into the program varies depending upon the certification level and program. EC-6 and 4-8 students, refer to your degree plan for further information. Secondary and All-Level students, contact an advisor.