Business Undergraduate Advising

Frequently Asked Questions - Business Undergraduate Advising

Advising
Transfer / New Students
Business Degree Programs
Registration
Drops / Withdrawals
Tuition
Payments
Probation
Graduation

 


ADVISING

  • How do I make an appointment to see an Undergraduate Business Advisor?

    Students are welcome to schedule an advising appointment with a Business advisor online. Feel free to book your appointment now.

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  • Can I be advised by phone or email?

    In order to provide you with the most accurate information, it is our policy to conduct all advising in person. Feel free to book your appointment now.

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  • Do you have evening hours of advising?

    During each semester, we are open Monday and Tuesday evenings from 4:45-6:45 p.m. for walk-in advising. The last student to be advised for the evening will be checked in by 6:30 p.m. Evening walk-in advising is only for general questions and registration clearance for current business students who are in good standing.

    Due to the length of time needed to accurately cover the information, the following services must be addressed in a scheduled advising appointment and cannot be addressed during the evening walk-in hours:

    •    FastTrack/PPIA Questions
    •    Graduation Audits
    •    Probation Students
    •    Students Interested in a Minor
    •    Students Changing Catalogs
    •    Students Changing Majors
    •    Transfer / New Students

    Feel free to book your appointment now.

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  • What courses can I take for an Advanced College of Business Elective?

    Advanced College of Business Electives should be selected to enrich your academic experience. These electives are Junior/Senior level business courses (3000-4000) that are not degree requirements and are from business disciplines other than your concentration/major. Three business discipline areas other than your concentration are typically required. Feel free to view the Business Prerequisite Checklist for additional course ideas and their prerequisites.”

    It would be in your best interest to meet with a Business Advisor for assistance in selecting specific electives that complement your degree. Feel free to book your appointment now.

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  • What courses can I take for a Non-Business/Outside Business Elective?

    Non-Business/Outside Business Electives should be selected to enrich your academic experience. These electives may be 1000-4000 level courses that are not degree requirements and are not from any business discipline.

    It would be in your best interest to meet with a Business Advisor for assistance in selecting specific electives that complement your degree. Feel free to book your appointment now.

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  • How do I file a Grade Exclusion? Or Grade Forgiveness?

    Not every student is eligible for a Grade Exclusion or Grade Forgiveness. You must schedule an appointment with a Business Advisor to determine eligibility. If eligible, the Business Advisor will provide specific procedures in order for the student to file the Grade Exclusion or Grade Forgiveness. Your request will automatically be denied if you have not met with a Business Advisor.

    Review Grade Exclusion and Grade Forgiveness Policies for additional information.

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  • I don’t have 60 hours posted to my transcript. Can I take Junior-level courses?

    If you have less than 60 hours of college credit posted to your UTA transcript, you do not qualify to take Junior/Senior level courses (3000-4000) and we will be advising you for any lower-level courses that you have not already completed.

    If you have completed courses outside of UTA that have not been posted to your UTA transcript, you must provide an official transcript to UTA Admissions in order for the courses to be evaluated and the credit posted to your UTA transcript. Request a copy of the submitted transcript for your records and to confirm completion of specific courses with your Business Advisor. More information is available on the UTA Admissions website.

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  • Will my international credits be applied to my Business degree?

    It is important for you to know that we are not always able to accurately evaluate international credit and reserve the right to wait until UTA Admissions has first evaluated and translated the international credit before we determine how it could be applied toward a UTA Business degree. Additionally, it is sometimes necessary for us to review a catalog description and/or syllabus of a transfer course before we can evaluate how the course might be used toward a UTA Business degree.

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  • How do I declare my major?

    To declare your major, you must meet the following criteria:

    •    Complete 12 hours of business course work at UTA;
    •    Have an Overall GPA of 2.25 at UTA;
    •    Have a COB GPA of 2.50 at UTA; and
    •    Complete MATH 1302 or MATH 1315 and MATH 1316
         (or equivalent courses as transfer credits)

    If you meet the above criteria, complete the Request to Declare Major form and submit it to the Advising Center in Suite 107 of the Business Building.

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  • How can I contact a Business Advisor?

    If you have a detailed question or concern that you would like to address with a Business Advisor, feel free to book your appointment now.

    If you have already met with a Business Advisor and have a brief question that does not require retrieving your file, the best way to contact your Business Advisor is through email.

    Because Business Advisors are typically meeting with students throughout the day, they are often unable to answer their office phone. During non-peak times, Business Advisors make every attempt to respond to student emails within 48 hours. Click for Business Advisors' email addresses.

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  • Where can I find information about UTA Academic Regulations?

    The UTA Undergraduate Catalog provides a complete list of Academic Regulations regarding classification, registration, grading policies, academic standing, satisfactory academic progress, state law and academic policies regarding student rights.

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BUSINESS DEGREE PROGRAMS

  • What Business degrees are offered at UTA?

    A complete listing of our Undergraduate Business Degree Programs can be viewed on our website.

    To review the requirements of a specific catalog year, select the business concentration in which you are interested. Your catalog year is determined by the first semester in which you enrolled at UTA. To verify your catalog year, feel free to book your appointment now.

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  • Can I pursue a minor with my business degree?

    Each of our B.B.A. programs has a subject area concentration (i.e. finance, management, accounting, etc.) that are designed to provide you with an outstanding educational experience and prepare you for the future. These programs of work as well as the B.S. Accounting and the B.S. Information Systems programs do not require or allow minors.

    If you are pursuing a B.S. degree in Economics or B.A. degree in Economics (which is no longer offered to new students), a minor will be required. You must meet with a Business Advisor for additional details. Feel free to book your appointment now.

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  • I’m pursuing a UTA degree outside of the College of Business. Can I still have a Minor in Business?

    Minors in Business require 18 hours in one of the following areas: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or Information Systems. Read more.

    You must first contact your Major Department to determine whether a Minor is allowed with your particular Major. If your Major Department does allow for a Minor, feel free to book your appointment now.

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  • Can I pursue a double business major?

    Yes. The College of Business allows for select Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programs to be combined resulting in a degree with a double business major.

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DROPS / WITHDRAWALS

  • When is the last day I can drop a class?

    For exact dates of the Add/Drop period and the Last Day to Drop Courses, you may check the University Academic Calendar.

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  • I need to drop a class, but the system won’t let me.

    During the Late Registration period, you may drop a course through MyMav.

    After the Late Registration period has ended, you must meet in person with a Business Advisor to drop a course. Feel free to book your appointment.

    You must bring your UTA ID with picture to complete the drop process.
    For exact dates of the Add/Drop period, Late Registration and the Last Day to Drop Courses, you may check the University Academic Calendar.

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  • I need to withdraw from this semester.

    You must meet in person with a Business Advisor to withdraw from the University for the current semester. Feel free to book your appointment.

    You must bring your UTA ID with picture to complete the withdrawal process.

    To determine the Last Day to Drop Courses, you may check the University Academic Calendar.

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  • What does Census Date mean?

    Census Date is the last day to drop a class without it being recorded on your academic record as a W (or Q if you drop all of your classes). Census Dates for each semester can be found on the University Academic Calendar.

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GRADUATION

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PAYMENTS

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REGISTRATION

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  • How can I tell which courses are offered online?

    In order to view all distance learning courses at UTA that still have seats available, please do the following:

    Go to the Search for Classes page in MyMav;
    Choose the term (e.g. Fall 2013);
    Leave Subject blank;
    Leave Course Number blank;
    Choose Undergraduate Course Career;
    Choose check mark for Show Open Classes Only;
    Click on Additional Search Criteria;
    Click on down arrow in Mode of Instruction and choose Internet;
    Then click the Search button.

    You will then be shown a listing of all distance learning classes offered by UTA for that term that still have seats available.

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  • I’m trying to sign up for a class and it says “Department Consent Required.” I need a permission number.

    Certain sections of UTA courses may be reserved for specific student populations (e.g. Early Admission, Nursing, Distance Education, etc.). If you do not meet the qualifications to register for the section you are attempting to get into, MyMav will block you with an error message concerning "permission numbers." We do not use permission numbers. You will not be able to enroll in these particular sections and will need to select a different section.

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  • When I try to register for a class, the system says I haven’t met the prerequisites. I know I’ve completed all the prerequisities.

    Visit the Advising Center in Suite 107 of the Business Building or contact our receptionist at 817-272-3368 so that we can review your transcript and confirm the completion of the required prerequisites. An appointment may or may not be required, and this will be determined by the Degree Plan Evaluator. During peak periods, we may require a 24 to 48-hour turnaround.

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TRANSFER / NEW STUDENTS

  • What courses can be taken at a community college and transferred as credit toward a Business degree at UTA?

    Transfer Equivalency Guides are provided for many of the local community colleges in order to determine what courses can be used toward a business degree at UTA.

    If you do not find your community college listed at the above link, UTA Admissions provides additional Transfer Equivalency Guides.

    If you are unable to locate a specific course on any of the Transfer Equivalency Guides and would like our Degree Plan Evaluator to review it for consideration for credit, obtain the course description and submit it along with a completed Degree Worksheet Request to the Business Advising Center.

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  • I will be transferring to UTA and I’m interested in the College of Business. What do I need to do?

    The UTA Admissions website provides a Transfer Checklist that provides valuable information on deadlines, requirements, transcripts, application procedures and more.

    Once you have been officially accepted for admission to UTA, feel free to book your appointment with one of our Business Advisors. During the appointment we will evaluate your transcript, review the admission requirements for the College of Business as well as the course requirements of your desired major, and address any questions you may have.

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  • I have been accepted for admission to UTA, but my transcript has not been evaluated. Can I still meet with a Business Advisor?

    Yes! Even if your transcript has not been fully evaluated by UTA Admissions, we are happy to meet with you! However, until your transcript has been fully evaluated by UTA Admissions, we may not be able to determine how one or more of your transfer courses could be applied toward your UTA Business degree plan. Until we receive this information from UTA Admissions, you may be limited as to the number of courses in which you are eligible to enroll.

    Feel free to book your appointment with one of our Business Advisors.

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PROBATION

  • I was told I am on Academic Probation for the University. What does this mean?

    Undergraduate students must maintain an Overall UTA GPA of at least 2.0 to remain in good standing with the University. For detailed information, please refer to Academic Standing in the University Catalog.

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  • I was placed on a Probation Contract for the College of Business. What does this mean?

    A Probation Contract is a academic tool Business Advisors use to help probationary students get "back on track" with the ultimate goal of 1) meeting the Admission Requirements for the College of Business and declaring a business major, or 2) meeting the graduation requirements if the major has already been declared.

    If you are a Business Intended Student, you must maintain an Overall GPA of at least 2.25 and a Business GPA of at least 2.50 to remain in good standing with the College of Business. Only coursework completed at UTA counts toward the aforementioned GPAs. If you fall below one or both of these GPAs at any time before declaring your major, you will be on Business Probation and placed on a Probation Contract.

    If you are a Declared Business Major, you must maintain at least 2.0 in your Overall GPA, Business GPA and Major GPA to remain in good standing with the College of Business. (Declared International Business Majors must also maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in all International Business coursework and all modern language coursework.) Only coursework completed at UTA counts toward the aforementioned GPAs. If you fall below any of these GPAs after declaring your major, you will be on Major Probation and placed on a Probation Contract.

    Students who are placed on a Probation Contract are not eligible to participate in early registration for the upcoming semester. To be cleared to register for the upcoming semester, students on a Probation Contract must wait until grades officially post to MyMav for the semester indicated on the Probation Contract. After grades have been officially posted, students on probation must meet with a Business Advisor to review their academic progress.

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  • I was placed on a Math Only Probation Contract. What does this mean?

    Not only is completing the Math requirement a condition for being able to declare your major within the College of Business, but successful completion of both Algebra and Business Calculus are critical in laying the foundation for several courses required in the Business Core of each major offered.

    If you are not progressing with the completion of the Math requirement, Math 1302/1315 (Algebra) and Math 1316 (Business Calculus), you may be placed on a Math-Only Probation Contract limiting you to register for only one course for the semester. You may or may not be allowed to take any additional courses along with the Math course.

    Students who are placed on a Math-Only Probation Contract are not eligible to participate in early registration for the upcoming semester. To be cleared to register for the upcoming semester, students on a Math-Only Probation Contract must wait until grades officially post to MyMav for the semester indicated on the Probation Contract. After grades have been offiically posted, the student on probation must meet with a Business Advisor to review their academic progress.

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  • I am on a Probation Contract for this semester. Can I register for next semester?

    Students who are on a Probation Contract are not eligible to participate in early registration for the upcoming semester. To be cleared to register for the upcoming semester, students on a Probation Contract must wait until grades officially post to MyMav for the semester indicated on the Probation Contract. After grades have been offiically posted, students on probation must meet with a Business Advisor to review their academic progress.

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TUITION

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