How to Schedule an Appointment
A student can schedule an appointment with a counselor by calling or stopping by the office during office hours. Services are available to enrolled UT Arlington students at no charge. Your student activity fees help support our services and programs.
For best results, don't wait until the last minute to talk to a counselor about what is concerning you. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible. The counseling staff at UT Arlington looks forward to working with you and supporting your efforts to become a successful student.
Walk in Policy
A walk-in counselor is available each day during regular hours to handle concerns on a first-come, first-served basis. This service is designed primarily for students who have not yet begun working with a counselor. Once the counseling process is begun, students are encouraged to work with your counselor to schedule any follow-up visits.
What to Expect
- The first appointment is an initial consultation session which generally lasts 1 hour
- Students complete the initial paperwork
- Depending on the concerns, a number of directions are possible
You may be assigned to an individual or group counselor at the Counseling Center, in which case that counselor will contact you to schedule your next appointment.
You may be referred to another service provider at UT Arlington which can better respond to your concerns.
You may be referred off campus to services that are better able to address your concerns.
At times, the initial consultation and evaluation process may require more than one visit in order to determine the best way to proceed with services. The Counseling Center reserves at all times the right to determine if we have adequate resources and expertise to address your particular treatment needs. If your needs cannot adequately and ethically be met by the Center's current resources, staff will work with you to secure an appropriate referral when necessary.
Any student with an urgent situation will be given first priority in seeing a counselor. We appreciate your understanding if your session (either by appointment or walk-in) is rescheduled due to an emergency.