UNIV 1101: Career Preparation and Student Success


A course for new transfer students that will help students transition into UTA and achieve academic and personal success through recognition of campus resources and community building. Students will discover effective ways to balance personal and career obligations with academic goals. The course will allow for the discovery of marketable skills within a chosen academic discipline and the professions associated with that program of study. Experiential learning opportunities will be discussed, including undergraduate research, leadership, international engagement, community engagement and career development.    Students will understand how critical thinking and study skills can be applied to academic content, explore chosen majors and possible career pathways, and connect to activities and resources on campus.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize resources on campus designed to provide academic support, promote wellness and develop financial literacy.
  • Describe the unique characteristics of the student’s chosen major and understand the significance of that discipline in today’s world.
  • Identify career types relevant to the student’s program of study.
  • Develop career goals based upon the student’s individual strengths and interests.
  • Determine co- and extra-curricular opportunities relevant to the student’s career goals.
  • Describe the transferrable skills gained from participation in experiential learning opportunities and explain their importance for future job placement


A course equivalency request is used to determine if/how a course(s) taken outside of the University of Texas at Arlington will count for the Student Success requirement. For students who transferred to UT Arlington Fall 2019 and thereafter, this request can be used to determine if an external course is equivalent to a UNIV course. A student will need to submit a course equivalency request for the following:

  • Courses taken at a 4-year institution other than UT Arlington
  • Courses taken at a community college
  • Courses taken at a non-Texas institute
  • This course is optional for College of Business transfer students only


  • Obtain a copy of the full syllabus for the course.
    • Course descriptions are not reviewed. If insufficient information is provided, further information may be requested.
  • Submit a Course Equivalency Request online. It is strongly encouraged to submit this request prior to enrolling.
  • Requests are reviewed by the Office of Academic Engagement and students are notified via email once an equivalency is determined.

Allow 5-7 business days for full processing.


Transfer courses must be credit bearing. Tarrant County College (TCC) Transition to College Success (STSC 0111) is not credit bearing.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure UT Arlington has received an official transcript with final grades from the institution to finalize the process.