Covid-19 Admissions FAQs

UTA Admissions is here for you to answer all your questions regarding admissions during this challenging time.

Until further notice, the following UTA Admissions provisions are valid for the upcoming fall 2020, spring 2021, summer 2021, and fall 2021 semesters. 

Undergraduate Admissions Questions

Q:  Will my application still be processed during Covid-19? 
A:  Yes. UTA Admissions will continue to process applications.

Q:  How may I submit my transcripts and test scores to UTA during Covid-19? 
A:  Students that are unable to obtain access to official documents may upload high school or college transcripts and test scores through the document submission form as attachments. Please make sure your documents are clear and legible.  If you have any trouble uploading your documents, please make sure they are in a .jpeg or .pdf format. Students that have previously tested can still request that SAT or ACT scores be submitted to UTA. 

There are a variety of third party-vendors working with schools to send transcripts electronically. Here are a few that UTA accepts: Parchment, Credential Solutions, National Student Clearinghouse, Greenlight, SPEEDE, and TREx (High School Only). International students with documents from China may request transcripts be submitted through CHESICC. 

Students may submit unofficial transcripts to be reviewed. Official documents must be replaced once the institutions have made them available. Official documents should be received no later than the 12th class day of a students first semester. 

Q:  I heard UTA is offering to make admissions decisions whether or not a student sends in an ACT or SAT test score. Is that correct? 
A:  Yes. We refer to this as "test score optional" admissions. This is immediately in effect and applies now through Fall 2021. Students have the option to provide ACT and/or SAT scores as part of the admission application process. If you apply for admission without these test scores your application will be evaluated based on high school records such as GPA, class rank, courses taken and other relevant criteria.  

Q:  My school is closed and cannot send my official transcripts and test scores. Will UTA accept self-reported Class Rank, GPA and test scores?
A:  Yes, students applying to UTA during Covid-19 can choose to self-report their academic credentials through our Self-Reported Form. We will use the self-reported information for our application evaluation. All self-reported information will be verified before enrollment and any admissions decision is provisional until official validation of Rank, GPA, and Test Scores has been completed. 

Q:  If I have documents to deliver to UTA, where can I drop them off?
A:  You may place documents in the secure drop box outside Davis Hall's main entrance. 

Q:  Am I still required to take the TSI?
A:  Yes. The UTA Testing Center is open on select days. The TSI is also available in an online version. Please complete your TSI requirement as soon as possible to better place you in the proper Math and English courses. 

For additional questions, please contact TSI@uta.edu

 

Graduate Admissions Questions

Q:  My admissions entrance exam (GRE / GMAT) test has been postponed or rescheduled in response to Covid-19, what do I do?
A:  UTA is monitoring the availability of both the GRE and GMAT exams. The GRE is available as an at-home solution world-wide. The GMAT, used for admissions review for some graduate business programs, is currently not available as an at-home solution. We encourage graduate business-degree seekers to contact your intended graduate advisor to discuss admission testing requirements in light of Covid-19 

Q:  How may I submit my transcripts and test scores to UTA during Covid-19? 
A:  Students that are unable to obtain access to official documents may upload their college transcripts and test scores through the Graduate Student Transcript/Degree Submission Form as attachments. Please make sure your documents are clear and legible.  If you have any trouble uploading your documents, please make sure they are in a .jpeg or .pdf format.

 

International Undergraduate and Graduate Questions 

Q:  My admissions entrance exam (GRE / GMAT) test has been postponed or rescheduled in response to Covid-19, what do I do?
A:  UTA is monitoring the availability of both the GRE and GMAT exams. The GRE is available as an at-home solution world-wide (excluding mainland China and Iran). Please visit the ETS website for GRE to learn more about the GRE at-home solution. The GMAT, used for admissions review for some graduate business programs, is currently not available as an at-home solution. We encourage graduate business-degree seekers to contact your intended graduate advisor to discuss admission testing requirements in light of Covid-19.

Q:  I need to submit my TOEFL or IELTS and other international documents, what should I do? 
A:  International students that have previously tested can still request that TOEFL or IELTS scores be submitted to UTA. Unofficial score reports can be uploaded through the Undergraduate Document Submissions Form or Graduate Student Transcript/Degree Submission Form as attachments. Please sure all test scores and the Test Report Form Number (TRFN) are legible. 

Students that have not taken the TOEFL may do so as an at-home solution provided by ETS. Please visit the ETS website for more information. 

IELTS is currently not offered as an at-home solution. IELTS test-seeking students are encouraged to visit the IELTS website for rescheduled test dates. 

UTA will accept Duolingo based on standard concordance table of its scores to the TOEFL and/or IELTS exams. Duolingo offers a known web-based English proficiency assessment. 

Q:  Due to Covid-19, my school is closed. Could I submit unofficial transcripts? 
A:  We understand that some international academic institutions have closed to protect the health and safety of their faculty and students. You may submit unofficial transcripts to be reviewed. Official documents must be replaced once the institutions have made them available. Official documents should be received no later than the 12th class day of a students first semester. 

Q:  I have questions about orientation, health requirements and housing. Is there an international office? 
A:  UTA International Office of Education serves as a resource for all new and current international students. The OIE provides information and answers questions on a variety of topics, such as housing, transportation, and campus events. Visit The Office of International Education for more information. 

 

 

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