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Christal-Joy Turner

Christal-Joy Turner

Admissions Counselor

Phone: 817-272-7186

B.S. Psychology 
Texas A&M University

M.Ed. Higher Education Enrollment Management 
Abilene Christian University

Transfer Counseling

Christal-Joy provides counseling for transfer students from:

  • Collin College
  • Hill College
  • Navarro College - Corsicana Campus
  • Weatherford College
  • All unlisted colleges in North DFW and Red River

about me 

I work with multiple community colleges to recruit prospective students, and maintain healthy relationships between the University of Texas at Arlington and their representatives at those schools.

I love bridging the gap between students’ goals and their reality, and that comes with education. It’s rewarding to see a student grow from when I first recruit them versus where they reach in the future. We’re changing the lives of families and students, and that’s what I love.

My favorite thing about UTA is how much of family it is in the department, there is so much support. All of the departments are so close-knit, and a lot of my mentors work at UTA. I feel like I’m part of a family.

My best memory at UTA is Mav Experience because it gets prospective students to come to campus and show what UTA has to offer.

My favorite UTA tradition is Homecoming. During homecoming I was really able to see the atmosphere, and it showed me that home feel UTA has, which is what I really like about this school. The campus is large but it still feels like a home outside of home.

Your admissions counselor can truly make or break your experience at a college, because admissions is the first face that you see. What made a difference in my college experience was having an advisor that cared, that knew me by name, and would call and make sure I met my deadlines.

advice for prospective students

Stay focused on the big picture, and your bigger goal. Times get tough, but as long as you focus on your bigger goal, there’s nothing you can’t do!