Information for Parents & Guardians

It’s time to learn more about what UTA has to help you and your child take the next step.

Maverick Excellence Started with YOU!

We want to make sure you feel welcomed and ready to follow your child as a future leader of the world. Our numbers speak for themselves.


Texas Tier One

UTA is one of just four Texas universities recognized for their academic and research excellence.

No. 1

Established Graduates

Number 1 in Dallas-Fort Worth for return on investment.

No. 1

Highest Paid Graduates

UTA graduates have the highest-first-year median wage.

No. 1

First Generation Students

Number 1 in TX for the performance of 1st Gen Students.


Most Diverse University

UTA is ranked third for undergraduate diversity.

$30 Million

Scholarship opportunities

$30 million in scholarships awarded to students each year.

A Second Home

Visit Maverick Country

Come visit our beautiful campus! Our MavElite Student Tour Guides will guide you through Maverick Country highlighting academic departments, health facilities, campus safety and so much more.


UTA also offers several admissions events that will give your family the opportunity to learn and meet with faculty in admissions, student life, housing and scholarships. 

Schedule a campus visit
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Academic Majors

UTA offers more than 180 degree programs across nine colleges. With world-renowned faculty and resources, we help your child carve out a path to becoming an innovator, thought-leader, and global citizen.

Learn About Academics
View nationally top-ranked graduate programs led by award winning faculty.

Application Priority Dates

Fall: February 14

Spring: October 15

Summer: April 1

Admissions applications are still accepted after the priority dates for each term, however for guaranteed consideration of admission, your child should submit the application and required documents by the priority date. 

Learn more about Admissions

Scholarship Deadlines

Presidential Scholarship: December 7

Maverick Academic Scholarship: February 22

Maverick Recognition Scholarship: February 22

Transfer Scholarship: February 22

Please note that some deadlines are earlier that application priority dates. Students must submit their admissions application, along with required documents to be considered for these scholarships.

Learn more about Scholarships

Financial Resources

UTA has a variety of resources that invest in your child's financial security.

Federal Student Aid

UTA participates in federals and state financial aid programs that offer a variety of aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the form that determines a student's financial aid need. Financial assistance includes grants and student loans. The deadline to submit a students FAFSA is January 15.

Learn More About Financial Aid

On-campus jobs

Work-study and on-campus jobs are a great way for your child to connect with campus and put some cash in their wallet. Students can apply for jobs through our UTA Handshake jobs portal.

Learn more about UTA Handshake
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Campus Safety

The safety of your child is our number one priority. The UTA Police Department is Fully Accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies & International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. 44 sworn police officers, 47 public safety officers and 36 professional staff make Maverick Country a safe place to be.

Already #MaverickMade?

Congratulations to your child and family — welcome to the Maverick Family! Be part of a strong community of Maverick parents. We have resources to help you during your student's transition of their first year of college. Be involved with our Parent and Family Services as our parent community works to promote strong student development and success.