Your responsibilities include: Making time to periodically visit an academic advisor. Keeping track of each semester’s progress on your degree plan. Knowing and observing all prerequisite course requirements. You can be dropped from a course if you do not have the listed prerequisites. Applying for graduation according to the deadlines published in the Online Course Schedule and the Academic Calendar Meeting all degree requirements of your degree plan as well as the general requirements outlined in the Catalog of the year specified by your degree plan. Read the catalog! Access the online academic calendar. It contains lots of valuable information for the entire semester! (deadlines, etc) Repeated courses: File a repeated course adjustment form during the semester in which you are repeating the course in the Registrar’s Office. Maintain close contact with an advisor to avoid roadblocks in satisfying degree requirements. Attend class! Dropping a course before the posted drop dates. Paying for classes before the posted deadline.
General recommendations: 1. Obtain a UT Dallas Catalog from the UT Dallas Bookstore. The Catalog gives general university regulations and course descriptions. There is also an online catalog. 2. Access the online class schedule. The Class Schedule lists what classes are offered in the current semester. 3. Stop by the SOM Advising Office for specific program information or to resolve any questions.
The degree plan is an official document that lists all the courses required for your chosen degree and shows how the courses that you have completed are applied toward the degree.
Ideally you should visit with a School of Management Academic Advisor to obtain a degree plan prior to enrolling in your first semester.
Contact your academic advisor to initiate the procedure to approve possible course substitutions. Any deviation from the degree plan must be approved prior to enrollment in the course.
These procedures are explained in the Online Course Schedule and the UT Dallas Catalog available online and in the UT Dallas Bookstore.
Payment information is outlined on the Office of the Bursar’s website.
Most of the undergraduate classes needed to finish an undergraduate SOM degree at UT Dallas are available as evening courses.
Currently a few of the courses are offered on Saturday. Saturday course offerings will increase each semester as enrollments allow.
Employment services are available for undergraduate and graduate students seeking employment or career information through the Career Center in the Student Services Building.
You may apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available through its website or by obtaining an application through UT Dallas’ Financial Aid Office in the Student Services Building.
File a change of major form in the advising office of the newly desired major.
File a form in the advising office of your declared major.
A grade of incomplete may be given, at the discretion of the instructor of record for a course, when a student has completed at least 70% of the required course material but cannot complete all requirements by the end of the semester. An incomplete course grade in an undergraduate course must be completed within the time period specified by the instructor, not to exceed the deadline published in the class schedule. Students may obtain the petition form for a grade of incomplete in the Advising Office.
If I repeat a course at a community college that I have already taken at UTD, does the community college course grade replace the UTD grade?
No! A student who wishes to repeat a course previously taken at UT Dallas to improve a grade must repeat the course at UT Dallas.
No, you don’t have to. Of course, you can repeat the class to raise your GPA. You must have a 2.0 GPA overall and a 2.0 GPA in your major core to satisfy GPA graduation requirements.
Your advanced elective requirements are fulfilled by courses that are upper level or have one or more prerequisites and that are not BA or AIM courses. When you visit with an advisor to set up a degree plan, the advisor will explain the specific elective requirements for your particular degree plan.
You must see an advisor to discuss the possibility of using co-op or internship credit on your degree plan. The advisor must review your degree plan to determine whether or not the credit may be used toward the elective requirements on your degree plan. Neither co-op nor internship credit may be used for any requirements other than electives on your degree plan.
To get information about setting up a co-op or internship contact the Career Center in the Student Services Building or call 972-883-6816.
You must complete a minimum of 30 hours and at least 50 percent of your major courses at UT Dallas. You must also complete at least 24 of your last 30 hours at UT Dallas. After you begin taking classes at UT Dallas, you must seek approval from an undergraduate advisor in the School of Management Advising Office before taking any courses outside of UT Dallas.
The catalog is good for 8 years from its beginning. For example, if you start UT Dallas under the 2000-2002 catalog, you have until the summer of 2008 to stay under that catalog. If you do not finish your degree in 8 years, you will be moved to a newer catalog and be responsible for completing any additional courses that have been added to the newer catalog.
Yes, the Office of Student Success and Assessment, in the Alexander Clark Center, offers a math lab and a writing lab as well as tutoring for many subjects
The maximum number of hours a student can take in a fall or spring semester is 18. To exceed that number, approval must be granted by the Associate Dean for SOM Undergraduate Education, on a case by case basis. The recommended number of hours a student takes each semester can vary greatly, depending on the individual situation of the student.
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