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Texas Education Code § 54.014 specifies that resident undergraduate students who initially enrolled as an undergraduate student in an institution of higher education fall semester 1999 and later may be subject to a higher tuition rate for attempting excessive hours at any Texas public institution of higher education while classified as a resident student for tuition purposes.
Courses that count towards the excessive hour calculation are those attempted at any Texas public institution of higher education. This includes:
Degree plan hours include the total number of hours required for a student to complete his or her degree plan. If you are an intended or undeclared major, your degree plan hours default to a count of 120. Students with excessive hours are encouraged to contact their academic advisor to review their degree plan and insure that it is complete, accurate and to verify the hours required for completion.
You may apply for graduation; however, application for graduation does not preclude out-of-state tuition.
The semester credit hours counted toward the limitation include all hours attempted by the student except:
UT Arlington students who also enroll at other institutions of higher education have an obligation to ensure that UT Arlington has a complete and accurate academic record. Students who enroll in coursework at other institutions must transfer all records of that course work to UT Arlington’s Office of Admissions, Records and Registration at the conclusion of each semester.
We urge you to work with your academic advisor closely to determine the shortest path to completion of your degree. For a list of academic advisors please click here.
If you do not meet the admission requirements for your desired major or cannot graduate in a timely way from the degree program in which you are enrolled, we strongly recommend that you consider changing to a different major. UTA offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees within 12 academic units. For guidance in choosing a major that is a good fit for you based upon your interests and skills, please work with your academic advisor.