Business Undergraduate Advising

Frequently Asked Questions - Business Undergraduate Advising

Where is the College of Business located?


I am a Prospective Student (Freshmen or Transfer). How do I get started?


How do I schedule an appointment to see a business advisor?


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 by appointment or walk-in advising. In certain situations, the business advisor may conduct advising through Skype. Please call 817-272-3368 for further information on Skype.

Do you have evening hours?


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

Advanced College of Business Electives should be selected to align with your personal, academic and career goals. 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 areas other than your concentration may be required for your catalog year.

To ensure that you select business electives that complement your degree, schedule an appointment with a business advisor.

What courses can I take for an Outside Elective?

Outside Electives should be selected to align with your personal, academic and career goals. These electives may be 1000-4000 level courses that are not degree requirements or from any business discipline.

To ensure that you select outside electives that complement your degree, schedule an appointment with a business advisor.


How do I file a Grade Exclusion or Grade Forgiveness?

To determine eligibility, you must schedule an appointment with a business advisor.

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

Junior level courses are designed to build on the foundation of your freshmen and sophomore level courses as well as the skills you learned (math, writing, and reading comprehension; study habits; time management, etc.). You do not qualify to take junior/senior level courses (3000-4000) if you have less than 60 hours of college credit posted to your UTA transcript, so we will be advising you for any lower-level courses that you have not 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.

Will my international credits be applied to my business degree?

Business advisors are not always able to accurately evaluate international credit during an advising session if UTA Admissions has not yet evaluated and translated the international credit. We reserve the right to wait until UTA Admissions completes the evaluation before we determine how a course may be applied toward a business degree. It may be necessary for us to see a catalog description and/or syllabus of a transfer course to further evaluate a course.

How do I declare my major?

You must complete the Request to Declare Major form and place in the drop box located in Suite 107 of the Business Building.

How can I contact a business advisor?

If you have a general question, you may send an email to ugadvise@uta.edu.

If you have not yet met with a business advisor, you must schedule an appointment.

If you have already met with a business advisor and have a brief question, contact the same business advisor by email.

Because we are typically meeting with students throughout the day, we are often unable to answer our phone. During non-peak times, we make every attempt to respond to emails within 48 business hours. During peak times (i.e. first few weeks of each semester), our response to your email may take longer. Please do not email multiple people with the same question as this only prevents us from serving you and other students efficiently.

Your MyMav email is the official form of communication at UTA. If you correspond with us using any other email, we may not respond. Please list your UTA ID# on all correspondence.

Where can I find information on the Academic Regulations at UTA?


What business degrees are offered at UTA?


How is my catalog year determined?

Your catalog year is determined by the first semester in which you enrolled at UTA. You must follow the academic/degree requirements and procedures for that particular catalog until you complete your degree or the catalog year expires.

You may choose to move to a newer catalog year, but you will be held accountable for all academic/degree requirements for that catalog year. Please keep in mind that some course work you already completed will not apply to the new catalog year. You must schedule an appointment with a business advisor to change catalog years.

Can I pursue a minor with my business degree?


I'm pursuing a degree outside of the College of Business. Can I have a Minor in Business?

If your Major Department allows the addition of a minor, you must schedule an appointment with a business advisor to review our Minors in Business.

When is the last day I can drop a class?

The Official University Academic Calendar provides important dates such as the Add/Drop period and the Last Day to Drop Courses. You are responsible for knowing the dates listed in the Academic Calendar. A best practice would be to bookmark the link.

I need to drop a class, but the system won't let me. Why not?

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. You may schedule an appointment or attend walk-in advising up through the last day to drop. You must bring your UTA ID with picture to complete the drop process.

I need to withdraw from this semester. What steps do I take?

You must meet in person with a business advisor to withdraw from UTA by the Last Day to Drop. You may schedule an appointment or attend walk-in advising. You must bring your UTA ID with picture to complete the withdrawal process.

If I need to drop a course or withdraw from the semester, how much will I be refunded?


What does Census Date mean?

Census Date is the last day to drop a class without receiving a "W" on your transcript. You may not add a class after the Census Date. Locate the Census Date for each semester on the Academic Calendar.

I will be graduating soon. How can I make sure I've taken all the right courses?

You must schedule an appointment with a business advisor for a graduation audit before enrolling in your last semester. You can also view your Maverick Academic Progress (MAP) report through MyMav. You must meet all requirements to qualify for graduation.

How do I apply for graduation?


What is the difference between Graduation and the Commencement Ceremony?


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

Undergraduate students must maintain an Overall UTA GPA of 2.0 or better to remain in good standing with the University. Refer to the Academic Standing portion of the University Catalog for detailed information. If you are on probation with UTA, you will also be on probation with the College of Business.

Why was I placed on a Probation Enrollment Contract for the College of Business?

A Probation Enrollment Contract is a tool we use to get you back on track academically with the ultimate goal of meeting the admission requirements for the College of Business and declaring your major. You must meet College of Business Probation and Dismissal requirements as well as Degree Progress and Major Dismissal.

Why was I placed on a Math Only Probation Enrollment Contract?

Not only is completing the Math requirement a condition for being able to declare your major within the College of Business, 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 Enrollment Contract limiting you to one course only for the semester. You may or may not be allowed to take any additional courses along with the Math course. The Math Clinic is a great resource.

When can I start registering?

You should schedule an appointment with a business advisor prior to registering.

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 (i.e. Early Admission, Nursing, Distance Education). You will not be able to register for this section.

How can I find out what courses are offered online?


When I try to register for a class, the system says I haven't met the pre-requisites. I know I've completed all of the pre-requisities.

You should schedule an appointment with a business advisor or attend walk-in advising if you have questions about the pre-requisites for a particular course.

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

UTA Admissions provides a Transfer Equivalency Guide for students transferring from Texas Colleges and Universities.

Students transferring courses from Tarrant County College or Dallas County Community Colleges can find specific degree plan information regarding the College of Business.

Students transferring courses from other Colleges and Universities can use the Transfer Evaluation System to determine course equivalencies accepted by UTA. The College of Business will then determine which of these courses will satisfy a specific requirement for a business degree.

Upper level business courses (3000-4000 level) may not be taken at a community college.

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, you can schedule an appointment with a business advisor. You may bring any relevant unofficial transcripts with you, but please understand that we may not be able to determine how a course applies toward your business degree until your transcript is fully evaluated. This may limit the courses in which you are eligible to enroll. You are responsible for submitting all official transcripts.

When is my tuition payment due?