Arlington ISD STEM Academy 

Availability

  • Students must be high school Juniors or Seniors.
  • Students can enroll in up to two (2) courses per semester not to exceed more than eight (8) hours.

Program Admission Requirements and Policies

High School juniors or seniors can participate in the UT Arlington Dual Credit Program by demonstrating college readiness through one of the following:

  • A rank in the top 20% of your current class, or
  • a PSAT score of at least 480 on Evidenced-based reading and writing, and 530 on Math, or
  • a PLAN composite score of at least 23, or
  • a 3.5 unweighted grade point average (4.0 scale), or
  • an SAT score of at least 1070 in combined Critical Reading + Math (test taken prior to March 2016) or an SAT score of at least 1140 in combined Evidence-based Reading + Math (test taken during or after March 2016), or
  • an ACT composite score of at least 23.
  • If a student fails a college credit course they are attempting at UTA, they will no longer be eligible to attend UTA as a Dual Credit student.

Additionally, students must satisfy the Texas Success Initiative requirement for college readiness (TSI) by achieving the minimum passing standards on the TSI Assessment Test or equivalent.

Equivalent methods to satisfy the TSI requirement include:

  • Achieving an SAT score of at least 1070 in Critical Reading and Math (with a minimum score of 500 in Critical Reading and 500 in Math) if taken prior to March 2016, or
  • An SAT score of 480 in Evidenced-based Reading and 530 in Math on the Redesigned SAT taken after March 2016; or
  • An ACT composite score of at least 23 with scores of at least 19 in both Math and English.
  • STAAR end-of-course (EOC) with a minimum Level 2 score of 4000 on the English III shall be exempt from the TSI Assessment required under this title for both reading and writing, and a minimum Level 2 score of 4000 on the Algebra II EOC shall be exempt from the TSI Assessment required under this title for the mathematics section.

Visit the UT Arlington TSI page for more information. Students that have previously taken the TSI Assessment through another institution can complete and submit the TSI Score Authorization form along with application materials. 

Cost

The cost is $50 per semester hour ($150 per three-hour course). Books and Parking are extra. Some courses have additional equipment and lab fees.

How To Apply

To apply for the Dual Credit Academy, submit the following:

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Submit your complete application materials by mail or email:

dualcredit@uta.edu or 

UT Arlington Dual Credit Academy
Box 19196
Arlington, TX  76019

Attend UT Arlington After High School Graduation

Dual Credit Academy students planning to attend UT Arlington after high school graduation*, students must submit the following information:

  • Completed Update Application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores (official scores can be sent to UT Arlington from SAT or ACT)

Mail Update Application and official high school transcript to the address below:

UT Arlington Dual Credit Academy
Box 19196
Arlington, TX  76019

Go to: http://wweb.uta.edu/aao/fao/content/scholarships/ for entering freshman scholarship information.

* Students are no longer eligible to enroll in UTA coursework at dual credit tuition and fee rates once the student has completed the requirements for the high school diploma.

Texas Meningitis Vaccination Law Information For the Spring 2016 Semester:
As of January 1, 2012, Texas college students who are new to the institution and students returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester who are under age 22 on the first day of the term are required to submit documentation of immunization against bacterial meningitis and submit proof of vaccination at least 10 days prior to the start of the semester. It is imperative that new UT Arlington students who plan to enroll be inoculated and show proof of vaccination. Consult the table below for deadlines. You will be dropped from all of your courses if you have not submitted proof of inoculation by the required deadline, or if your documentation shows that you were inoculated after the date(s) listed below.

Texas Meningitis Vaccination Law Information:
As of January 1, 2012, Texas college students who are new to the institution and students returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester who are under age 22 on the first day of the term are required to submit documentation of immunization against bacterial meningitis and submit proof of vaccination at least 10 days prior to the start of the semester. It is imperative that new UT Arlington students who plan to enroll be inoculated and show proof of vaccination. Consult the table below for deadlines. You will be dropped from all of your courses if you have not submitted proof of inoculation by the required deadline, or if your documentation shows that you were inoculated after the date(s) listed below.

Go to the UT Arlington Meningitis Requirements page.

Go to the Meningitis Law information and Frequently Asked Questions page.

Other options for submitting proof are described on the the Meningitis Law information page

Submit your proof online.


  • Division of Student Success

    Dual Credit Academy

  • Contact Us

    Location: Ransom Hall 105

    Email: dualcredit@uta.edu

    Phone: 817-272-3140

    Fax: 817-272-1779

  • General Office Hours:

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    8:00am-5:00pm

    8:00am-5:00pm

    8:00am-7:00pm

    8:00am-5:00pm

    8:00am-5:00pm

  • Mailing Address:

    Dual Credit Academy

    Box #19196

    602 W. Second St.

    Ransom Hall 105

    Arlington, TX 76019

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