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Freshman Checklist

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Stay on track.

You’re just a few steps away

In addition to all the deadlines and requirements, there are some other things you need to do. So we’ve composed this completely printable checklist to help you navigate the path.

Did you pay the Application Fee?

For the University of Texas at Arlington the fee is $60.

Did you send us your high school transcripts?

Our admissions office needs them. Have your school send current (no older than 6 months) and official transcripts, or you can bring them to our office in Davis Hall. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Did you submit your Test Scores?

The minimum test scores you need for admission depend on how you ranked in your high school graduating class. No matter where you rank, everyone needs to report their scores.

Have you checked the status of your admission application?

Once you apply to the university, you will receive a NetID specifically for you and a default password that you will want to change to something you can remember. When you receive this information, it is important to activate it right away so you can electronically check the status of your application in your student center in MyMav.

Do you need letters of recommendation?

Not every discipline does. But if the school you’re applying to needs them, it’s never too early to start requesting them from faculty, advisors, or other relevant sources. And sending them along.

Did you remember to fill out the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is necessary to determine your eligibility for scholarships, loans, and all financial assistance.

Have you applied for housing?

You don't have to be accepted to submit your housing application. You need only to have applied and received your student ID number. On-campus space fills up quickly so get your application in early. Apply for housing online.