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Important Dates

It's important you stay on top of scholarship, financial aid, and admission priority dates and deadlines.

when to apply

The University of Texas at Arlington welcomes admission applications at any time. We will process your application as quickly as possible and every attempt will be made to ensure consideration for the desired semester. Applying early gives you the best opportunity to receive scholarships, as well.

Some graduate degree programs with very selective admission procedures may require that you apply nine months to a year in advance in order to be considered, while others may require a much shorter period of time.

To ensure adequate time for consideration of your application, apply well in advance of your desired starting date. Also please note that the scholarship and financial aid application deadlines are earlier. For more information about applying for financial aid, visit the Financial Aid website.


UTA's offers two broad categories of scholarships. General academic scholarships are available to new students each fall. The deadline to be admitted to UTA and be considered for general scholarships scholarships are much earlier than the regular admission deadline, so check with your admission counselor or the scholarship office for more details.

UTA also offers a variety of departmental, endowed, and special scholarships by application only. The deadlines dates vary by scholarship. You can review scholarship criteria and deadlines on our online database Mav ScholarShop.

General Scholarships Mav ScholarShop

Financial Aid Deadlines

UTA offers a variety of state and federal need-based aid programs to help you pay for school. All our need-based programs require you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To maximize your aid possibilities ple