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University College e-Newsletter — September Newsletter

University College e-Newsletter

Start Strong Tutoring for Freshmen

UT Arlington is pleased to announce the Start Strong Tutoring Program, providing up to six (6) hours of free tutoring in selected courses offered during the fall and spring semester for ALL STUDENTS enrolled in the supported courses. If you register and complete the first hour of tutoring by September 29, 2017 you will receive one (1) additional hour of free tutoring. Registering is easy and can be done by visiting the University Tutorial and Supplemental Instruction office in Ransom Hall, Suite 205. Upon completion of your first tutoring appointment you will receive five (5) hours of additional free tutoring to be used during the Fall 2017 semester.

Free tutoring can be used for the following courses only.

  • Biology 1345/1441/1442

  • Chemistry 1441/1442/1465

  • Computer Science Engineering 1310

  • Economics 2305/2306

  • English 0300/1301/1302

  • Geology 1301/1302

  • History 1311/1312

  • Math 0311/1312/1301/1302/1303/1308/1315/1316/1325/1327/1421/1426

  • Physics 1441/1442/1443/1444

  • Political Science 2311/2312

  • Psychology 1315

  • Spanish 1441/1442

  • Sociology 1311

  • Study Skills

Additional tutoring is offered for $6.50/hr.

Petition for Credit

Students who have credit to claim are now able to do so. Be sure to check that UTA accepts the exam and score by going to the credit-by-exam section in the Testing Services website. Additionally, make sure to check with your advisor that the credit fits with your degree plan. Credit can be claimed by logging on to MYMAV and clicking on UTA Customizations > UTA Testing Services > Petition for Credit.

Please read through all the instructions on the Petition for Credit screen before scrolling to the bottom of the page.    Exams for which you are eligible to receive credit are listed by test type.  Each exam lists the UT Arlington course for which you are eligible to receive credit.  If you wish to have the credit added to your transcript, click “Select Credit” box next to the course name.   You may notice if you have duplicates of a course, that the duplicates will no longer have a “Select Credit” option.  You may receive credit for a course only once.   If you click the “Select Credit” box again it will unselect the option and you may make another choice.   

Once you have completed the selection process, please click on the “Submit my Request for Credit” button at the bottom of the page. Once you have submitted your choices, you may not go back and unselect any of the items you submitted.  However, if you choose not to Petition for a particular course at this time, you may come back at any time while you are a current student and complete the Petition for that course.

Success Series

The success series are a workshop series designed to improve academic performance and enhance important life skills. The success series are specialized with three programming tracks: FIRST for freshmen, ADVANCE for sophomores and juniors, and FINISH for transfer students. Some of the topics covered include Campus Resources, Note Taking, Building Good Study Habits, Effective Communication, and more.

All workshops are free of cost and are held in Preston Hall 104.

Visit UTA's academic calendar to view times and a full list of upcoming seminars.

Working On Campus

The SNAP Job Office assists students with finding an on-campus job through the Students Needing A Part-time Job (SNAP Job) system. There are a variety of jobs offered to both students who have work-study from Financial Aid and those who do not. Jobs include but are not limited to: office assistants, computer assistants, lab assistants, resident assistants, tutors, and many more. Most of the jobs have flexible work schedules and average 19 hours per week.

All non-academic student jobs are advertised online and require an online resume-based application. Students can register with the SNAP Job system at and can create up to four different versions of their resume and letter of interest which they can use to apply for various jobs. In addition, students can create job-agents to receive email notifications when a new job that meets their preset criteria is posted in the system.

The SNAP Job staff is available to assist students with preparing their resume and letter of interest, as well as to provide interviewing tips and assistance with the online application. Students may contact the SNAP Job office via email at or by phone at (817) 272-3463 or come in person to the SNAP Job office and computer lab located at 140 West Mitchell St., B200. The SNAP Job office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Maverick Resource Hotline

Do you need help finding a resource that best meet your needs? Do you have further questions about a specific campus resource? Whatever your situation may be, The Maverick Resource Hotline is here to answer your questions.

The Maverick Resource Hotline is a referral-based service that aims to connect students with the answers they are looking for.

There are two convenient ways to contact us: by phone or by email.

To reach us by phone, call 817-272-6107.  Our operating hours are 8am to 5pm, but we do have voicemail.  If no one is available to answer your call, please leave a message with your name, phone number, and question, and someone will contact you by the next business day.

You can also email us at  Your email will be returned as quickly as possible, generally by the next business day if sent after hours or on a weekend.

Important Dates to Remember

Census Date                                      Sept 11th 

Start Strong deadline                         Sept 29th

Final Drop Date                                  Nov 1st

Is your student looking for some fun activities? Campus Recreation keeps its calendar busy with events all semester long.

UT Arlington Housing – UT Arlington Housing

UT Arlington Financial Aid – UT Arlington Financial Aid

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