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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the New Maverick International Orientation program?
A: The New Maverick International Orientation program is an excellent opportunity for newly admitted international students to learn valuable information about cultural adjustment, immigration matters, health services and health insurance, academic rules and regulations and UT Arlington policies and procedures. In addition to an introduction to the University, students will have the opportunity to network with other students as well as current student leaders and staff. 

Q: Am I required to attend New Maverick International Orientation?
A: All new students are required to attend an orientation session. International students on a F-1 or J-1 visa must attend an International Orientation sessions. International graduate students should attend the session specific reserved for them. All other international students may attend the orientation session specified for their classification (freshman, transfer, graduate).

Q: When does New Maverick International Orientation take place?
A: New Maverick International Orientation occurs throughout the year. Which session you will attend depends on the term when you enroll. Students entering UT Arlington in the Fall will attend orientation during June, July or August. Students entering UT Arlington in the Spring term will attend orientation in January and Students entering UT Arlington for the summer term will attend orientation in April and/or May. View orientation dates.

Q: Does it matter which New Maverick International Orientation date I attend?
A: International Freshmen students should attend the orientation session reserved specifically for them. All other International students can attend any International orientation session available for the term they are enrolling. The program will be the same so students can choose the session that works best for their schedule. View orientation dates

Q: How long will the New Maverick Orientation program last?
A: New Maverick International Orientation is a one day event that will begin at 8:00 am and wrap up around 4:00 pm. The remainder of the day can be used for campus business such as academic advising appointments and class registration

Q: Do I need to reserve a space in one of the New Maverick Orientation programs?
A: Yes, you do need to reserve a space. This can be done through the Register for orientation page.

Q: Should my parents come with me to New Maverick Orientation?
A: Parents and guests are welcomed to attend your orientation session with you. There is a $35 fee for parents and guest to attend.

Q: Do I have to take any placement exams prior to attending New Maverick Orientation?
A: Some UT Arlington students are required to take the Math Placement Test. For more information about placement testing, whether or not you are exempt, and how to take the Math Placement Test visit our Testing, TSI & AP page.

Q: When do I get my student ID card?
A: The Maverick Orientation Leaders will take students to have their Mav Express Cards (student ID) made when they attend orientation. Please remember to bring a government-issued photo ID, as you will need it to obtain your card. 

Q: When can I register for classes?
A: All students must meet with an advisor before they can register for classes. Students at UT Arlington are advised by their specific college or department. It is recommended that new international students contact their department to set up an advising appointment as soon as possible after arrival. If you do not know who your advisor visit our Advising page or contact University Advising Center. You may register for classes after you have been advised and attended an orientation session. We will go over the procedure for our online registration program at orientation.

Q: Should I bring money to pay for my classes at New Maverick Orientation?
A: Only students attending after the payment date will need to be prepared to pay their tuition, fees, etc. during New Maverick Orientation. For information about your bill, visit the Student Financial Services page.

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