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Academic Regulations





Academic Regulations - Student Responsibility

While University faculty and staff members give students academic advice and assistance, each student is expected to take responsibility for his or her education and personal development. The student must know and abide by the academic and disciplinary policies given in this catalog, including rules governing quantity of work, the standard of work required to continue in the University, scholastic probation and dismissal, and enforced withdrawal. The student must also know and meet the requirements of his or her degree program, including the University’s core education requirements; must enroll in courses appropriate to the program; must meet prerequisites and take courses in the proper sequence to ensure orderly and timely progress; and must seek advice from appropriate University representatives about degree requirements and other University policies when necessary. The student must also know and adhere to all University deadlines.

All students are expected to be familiar with the following sources of information.  Students will not be relieved of their responsibility to know the policies, deadlines and business practices of the University on the grounds that they were not told.  If students have questions regarding these materials, it is the University’s expectation that the student will consult his/her academic advisor for guidance and resolution.

University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs. The catalogs give important information about academic policies and procedures that apply to all students. The University mission statement, admission procedures and residence requirements, and policies on quantity of work, grades and grade point average, credit by examination and distance education opportunities, adding and dropping courses, withdrawal from the University, and scholastic probation, warning, and dismissal are all included in the catalog. These catalogs also give historical and current information about the University’s organization and physical facilities, student services, information about UT Arlington’s libraries and research facilities. The Undergraduate Catalog also gives information about degrees offered by the undergraduate divisions. The link to each college or school provides information pertinent to students seeking degrees in that college/school. The Graduate Catalog provides similar information about graduate programs.

The Schedule of Classes. The Schedule of Classes, available in MyMav, is published by the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration and is available before registration for each term, winter intersession, summer intersession, and summer session. It includes information about registration procedures; times, locations, instructors, prerequisites, and special fees of courses offered.  Courses in the Schedule of Classes are subject to change. Although unusual, a section may be cancelled due to low enrollment or staffing considerations. The department that cancels the class should notify any students already enrolled and assist with alternate arrangements. At the beginning of the semester, students should always check for changes regarding class meeting times or classroom locations.

The Maverick Connection Directory. The University directory is published and distributed by Student Congress each fall. For students who have not withheld permission for release of information, the directory includes name, phone number, UT Arlington email address phone number, and program of study.  Contact information for University departments, faculty and staff members is also included.

Dean’s Offices. Students are responsible to the appropriate Dean of a College or School. Undeclared and freshman students are responsible to the Director of the University Advising Center. In each college/school, the office of the assistant or associate dean serves as a central source of information about academic affairs and student services.

Academic Advising. Academic advisors guide students to develop educational plans that are compatible with their strengths, goals, and interests.  While monitoring their progress and guiding students to academic success, advisors also help students understand their responsibilities toward academic success.  Academic advisors also serve as a key resource and advocate for students regarding the interpretation of University policies and procedures and referral to campus resources that to aid student success (Menezes, 2005; National Academic Advising Association Clearinghouse).

The student is responsible for seeking academic advice, for enrolling in appropriate courses to insure progress toward a degree, for timely completion of his or her academic program, for familiarity with the appropriate Catalog, and for maintaining University standards. Assistance from an academic advisor is not a substitute for the personal responsibility of the student described above.

The student should consult the advising office in his or her department or, if he or she is an undeclared or freshman student, the University Advising Center for information not provided in the publications listed above. A student who is in doubt about any University regulation should always seek clarification before proceeding.

Academic advisors may limit the number of hours and overall difficulty of the students’ schedules, require students to take specific courses deemed necessary to their education, prevent students from taking unsuitable courses, require students to attend advising sessions, and otherwise restrict enrollment or take other actions approved by the dean of their college/school or the Director of the University Advising Center to assure the student’s best academic interest.  Failure to enroll in courses as prescribed/contracted by academic advisor without consultation and consent can lead to disciplinary actions through Student Conduct.

Advising locations can be found at http://www.uta.edu/universitycollege/resources/advising.php.

Student responsibility for managing enrollment. Once a student registers for classes, the University commits resources to provide registered students with instruction by qualified faculty and sufficient class space for the course. Thus, upon registration, a student assumes full responsibility for either paying fees in full by a prescribed due date, or notifying the University in an appropriate time frame that he/she will not attend and take all appropriate action as prescribed to drop a course(s) or officially withdraw from the University.
The student must verify his or her schedule of classes each semester, must see that necessary corrections are made, and must keep documentation of all schedule changes and other transactions.

Student responsibility for class attendance and tardiness.  Class attendance and lateness regulations will be established by instructors and published in the course syllabus or announced to their classes. At the discretion of the instructor, such regulations may or may not include provisions for making up work missed by the student as a consequence of an absence. Students who are late to class are responsible for reporting their presence to the instructor after the class is dismissed.

A student’s registration is not automatically cancelled for non-attendance. A student should either pay fees in full by the designated deadline or take the appropriate steps to withdraw. To avoid financial responsibility to the University, this cancellation of enrollment must be completed as soon as possible, but no later than the day before the first official University class day. Prompt notification also helps to free up class space for other students who are interested in the same classes.

Student responsibility for checking email and other official University publications.  E-mail is a prime means for communication. Therefore, the University has the right to send communications to students via e-mail and the right to expect that those communications will be received and read in a timely fashion. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will assign all students an official University e-mail address. It is to this official address that the University will send e-mail communications. Students are expected to check their official e-mail account on a frequent and consistent basis to stay current with University communications. The University recommends checking e-mail daily; in recognition that certain communications may be time-critical.

Additionally, the publication Trailblazer is an official source for notifications and should be thoroughly reviewed weekly.

Student responsibility for maintaining updated address and phone. While most of University business and communications is handled by email or through MyMav, on occasion the University will need to contact students by phone or mail.  The student must give current and correct local and permanent addresses and telephone numbers to the University, either through self-service in MyMav or in person to the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration. Official correspondence may be mailed, versus e-mailed, to the appropriate address depending upon the nature of the correspondence and the academic calendar; if the student has moved and failed to correct this address, he or she will not be relieved of responsibility on the grounds that the correspondence was not delivered.

Requirement to Update Academic Records: 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 a record of that coursework to UT Arlington’s Office of Admissions, Records and Registration at the conclusion of each term.

 


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Classification

Students at UT Arlington are classified in accordance with the number of semester hours earned. Hours earned are interpreted as hours passed at UT Arlington plus hours accepted in transfer from other institutions and/or credit by examination.

  • Freshman: One who has earned fewer than 30 hours.
  • Sophomore: One who has earned 30 hours but fewer than 60 hours.
  • Junior: One who has earned 60 hours but fewer than 90 hours.
  • Senior: One who has earned 90 hours or more.
  • Degreed: One who has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher and is enrolled as an undergraduate.

 


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Registration - Eligibility to Enroll

A student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) at UT Arlington to remain academically eligible to register for the subsequent term or session. The minimum average required varies with the total number of college credit hours attempted at UT Arlington and is shown in the Table of Academic Standards, below.

 


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Registration - Bacterial Meningitis Documentation Requirement

As of January 1, 2012, Texas college students new to the institution and returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester who are under 22 years old must submit documentation of immunization against bacterial meningitis.  The age limit was lowered as of October 1, 2013.  Under the law, students must have received the vaccine within the past five years. Limited exemptions are specified in state law. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be dropped from courses.

Details for submitting proof of vaccination are emailed to students’ UTA email address.

Students planning to move into campus housing must comply with the meningitis vaccination requirements at least 10 days from a housing contract offer or 10 days before move in, whichever is earliest.  Students will not be allowed to move in to campus housing without submitting timely proof that they have complied with the meningitis vaccination law.

For additional information regarding UT Arlington’s administration of the Texas meningitis vaccination law, please visit www.uta.edu/meningitis.  

 


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Registration - Maximum Semester Load

Without permission from the appropriate academic dean, a student may not register in a fall or spring term for more than 19 hours at UT Arlington or concurrently at UT Arlington and another institution. Any student who violates this regulation may be required to drop hours to comply with the 19-hour rule or may be denied transfer credit for those hours in excess of 19 taken at another institution.
A student may register for a maximum of three hours during the Winter Intersession and Summer Intersession terms.
A student who registers in the summer sessions for more than 14 hours without permission from the academic dean may be required to drop sufficient hours to comply with the 14-hour limit. The table below indicates the combinations of course work for which a student may enroll and stay within the maximum load of 14 hours.

Maximum Summer Semester Hours Permitted

5-week session

+

11-week session

7

+

0

6

+

2

5

+

4

4

+

6

3

+

8

2

+

10

1

+

12

0

+

14

 


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Registration - Schedule Changes (Adds and Drops)

Adds and drops may be made through late registration either on MyMav or in person by contacting their major academic department (or the University Advising Center for undeclared for freshman students).  Drops may continue in person until a point in time two-thirds of the way through the semester, session, or term. Students are responsible for adhering to the following regulations concerning adds and drops.

  • A student may not add a course after the end of the late registration period.
  • No grade is posted if a student drops a course before 5:00 p.m. on the Census Date of that semester/term.
  • Students who enrolled in a Texas public institution of higher education as a first-time freshman in fall 2007 or later are permitted to drop no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career. This limit includes all transfer work taken at a Texas institution of higher education and to second baccalaureate degrees. This statute was enacted by the State of Texas in spring 2007 (Texas Education Code 51.907, and Texas Administrative Code §4.10). Any course that a student drops is counted toward the six-course limit if:

    “(1) the student was able to drop the course without receiving a grade or incurring an academic penalty;

      (2) the student’s transcript indicates or will indicate that the student was enrolled in the course; and

      (3) the student is not dropping the course in order to withdraw from the institution.”

    A UT Arlington student affected by this statute who has attended or plans to attend another institution of higher education should become familiar with that institution’s policies on dropping courses. This statute applies across all Texas public institutions, but procedures for implementation may vary between institutions. Students affected by this policy may request an exemption to the policy by submitting a “Petition for Exemption to 6-Course Drop Policy” form. Students who enroll in coursework at more than one institution of higher education may not exceed the six dropped course limit based on all undergraduate enrollment in Texas public colleges and universities.
  • A student may drop a course with a grade of “W” until the two-thirds point of the semester, session, or course offering period. A student may drop a course after that point only upon approval of the appropriate official.

Exceptions to this policy may be entertained because of extraordinary non-academic circumstances. Under such circumstances, approval must be received from the instructor of the course, the department chair of the student's major, and the dean.  Additional information is available at
http://wweb.uta.edu/ses/recordsandregistration/content/student_services/add_drop_procedures.aspx#exceptionForm.

Students wanting to drop all courses for which they are enrolled must withdraw from the University for that term. (Students should follow the procedure in the Withdrawal section of the Undergraduate Catalog.)

 


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Registration - Withdrawals

A student may withdraw from all courses, from the first class day until a point in time two-thirds of the way through the term, by contacting their major academic department,or the University Advising Center for undeclared and freshman students, for appropriate advisement and removal from the coursework. For students who entered a Texas public institution of higher education as a first-time freshman in fall 2007 or later, withdrawal from all courses for a given semester does not count against the 6-dropped course limit imposed by Texas Education Code 51.907.

 


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Registration - Six Course Drop Limit

Students who have enrolled in a Texas public institution of higher education as a first-time freshman in fall 2007 or later are permitted to drop no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career. This limit includes all transfer work taken at a Texas institution of higher education and to second baccalaureate degrees. This statute was enacted by the State of Texas in spring 2007 (Texas Education Code 51.907). Any course that a student drops after Census Day is counted toward the six-course limit if "(1) the student was able to drop the course without receiving a grade or incurring an academic penalty; (2) the student’s transcript indicates or will indicate that the student was enrolled in the course; and (3) the student is not dropping the course in order to withdraw from the institution."

The limit on dropped courses is subject to the following conditions:

  • Students dropping a course for academic reasons will receive a “W.” Students withdrawing from the university or who received an approved non-academic exception will receive a course notation of Q on the transcript. Courses denoted with Q do not count toward the 6-course drop limit.
  • Dropped developmental courses do not count toward the limit.
  • Dropped dual credit courses earned prior to a student graduating from high school do not count toward the limit.
  • If a student withdraws from all courses during the semester, the withdrawals will not count toward the student’s 6-drop limit. During the course of the same semester, if some courses are dropped prior to final full withdrawal, all courses will be converted to ‘withdrawn’ status, regardless of the timing. (Example: Student A is enrolled in four courses and drops two and completes two. The two courses will be counted against the 6-drop limit. Student B is enrolled in four courses and drops two courses following Census Date. These two drops are counted against the 6-drop limit. Prior to the last drop date, Student B withdraws from school (drops final two courses). The final two courses are coded as “withdrawn” and do not count against the 6-drop limit. The two courses previously counted as “dropped” are reclassified as “withdrawn” and the student’s drop limit is readjusted).
  • This drop policy overrides the limit of 15 hours W previously in place at UT Arlington (http://www.uta.edu/catalog/2006/fall/index.html, 2006 Undergraduate Catalog, see Schedule Changes, Item C). Students who entered UT Arlington between Fall 2006 and Summer 2007 and were subject to the 15-hour W policy will no longer be held to the limits of that institutional policy.
  • Students should be aware that dropping a course or courses may result in reducing them to part-time status which can affect financial aid, scholarships, and insurance coverage.

Requirement to Update Academic Records: 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 a record of that coursework to UT Arlington’s Office of Admissions, Records and Registration at the conclusion of each term.

For additional information regarding the UT Arlington’s administration of the Texas limitation on dropped courses policy, please visit
http://wweb.uta.edu/ses/recordsandregistration/content/student_services/six_course_drop_limit.aspx.

 


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Authorized Absences - University Authorized Absences

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs provides lists of students who have absences authorized by the University (e.g., participation in athletic events or scholastic activities that are officially sponsored University functions—these are primarily activities that are funded by the University). Sponsoring departments must submit a list of students and id numbers to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs two weeks prior to travel.  The student must contact the instructor one week in advance of the excused absence and arrange with the instructor to make up missed work or missed examinations. Instructors will provide those students an opportunity to make up the work or otherwise adjust the grading to ensure that the student is not penalized for the absence. Failure to notify the instructor or failure to comply with the arrangements to make up the work will void the excused absence.

If the student is called to active military duty or participates in active military service for a reasonably brief period, the student will be allowed to complete an assignment or exam within a reasonable time after the absence (Section 51.9111 Texas Education Code; 19 Texas Administrative Code §4.9.) Students called to active duty for longer periods of time, should contact the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration (Section 54.006).

 


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Authorized Absences - Observance of Religious Holy Days

Students who must miss an examination, work assignment or other project because of an observance of a religious holy day will be given the opportunity to complete the work missed within a reasonable time after the absence (19 Texas Administrative Code §4.4).

A religious holy day means a holy day observed by a religion whose places of worship are exempt from property taxation under Section 11.20 of the Tax Code. A student will be excused from attending classes or completing other required activities, including examinations for the observance of a religious holy day. The period of the excused absence will include time for any travel needed to fulfill that religious obligation. The student will be given the opportunity to complete the work missed, within a reasonable time period following the absence, provided the student has properly notified the instructor. The instructor must be notified in writing at least one week in advance of the absence and the student must arrange with the instructor to make up missed work or examinations. The instructor is under no obligation to accommodate students who are absent or miss work without prior notification and make-up arrangements. Students who have properly notified the instructor will not be penalized for the absence. However, the instructor may respond appropriately if the student fails to complete the assignment or examination satisfactorily within the time limit following the absence set by prior arrangement.

If the instructor and the student disagree about whether an absence constitutes a religious holy day as defined above, or if there is similar disagreement about whether the student has been given reasonable time to complete any missed assignments or examinations, either the student or the instructor may request a ruling from the Office of the Provost. The decision of the Provost is final.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Computation of the Grade Point Average

Computation of the Grade Point Average: The cumulative University grade point average for an undergraduate student is calculated on the basis of all work undertaken at UT Arlington, including credit by examination, correspondence and extension, for which a letter grade is given, unless the course is repeated under the Grade Replacement Policy or removed from the calculation under the Grade Exclusion Policy. Courses in which the symbol I, P, Q, W or Z is recorded are excluded in calculating the grade point average. These grades appear on the student’s official transcript.

Grades earned at any institution other than UT Arlington are not used in calculating the University grade point average, but semester hours of transfer credit accepted by UT Arlington are added to hours taken at the University to determine the total college hours undertaken.
The following grades are used at UT Arlington:


Grade

Description

Grade Points Per Semester Hour

A

Excellent

4

B

Good

3

C

Fair

2

D

Passing, Below Average

1

F

Failure

0

I

Incomplete

0

W

Withdrawn

0

Q

Withdrawn - No Penalty (does not count toward Six-Course Drop Policy)

0

P

Pass

0

Z

No Credit

0

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Grade Scores

  • D’s: Although a grade of D may be sufficient for an undergraduate to earn credit in a course, a cumulative University grade point average of at least 2.00 is necessary for satisfactory progress toward a degree.

  • I’s: A grade of I (incomplete) may be assigned for a course if, in the opinion of the instructor, there are extenuating circumstances which prevent the student from completing the required work within the term of enrollment for the course. The incomplete must be removed by the end of the final examination period of the following term, excluding the summer sessions, for the student to receive credit for the course. If the incomplete is not removed during the allotted time period, it will convert automatically to an F. As long as the grade is carried as an I, it will not be used in the calculation of the student’s grade point average. A student should not re-enroll in a course for which an I remains the grade of record.

  • Grades that do not count toward GPA:  A course for which the symbol I, P, Q, W or Z is given does not count as hours undertaken for the purpose of calculating the grade point average, and no grade points are earned. A course taken and passed on the pass/fail basis, including developmental courses, counts as hours undertaken, but no grade points are earned.

  • Pass/Fail Program (Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science, Nursing): Students who are majors in the colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science, or Nursing may take courses on a pass/fail basis subject to differing rules established by these academic units. This policy is intended to offer students an opportunity to take courses that will broaden their education with less immediate emphasis on the need to achieve grade points. However, an F received in a pass/fail course will be evaluated the same as an F received on a regular basis, adversely affecting the grade point average. Students must inform the instructor of their intention to take a course on a pass/fail basis by the Census Date of the semester. Complete details and requirements of each college are available in the offices of the academic deans and in the departmental offices of the colleges.

  • Developmental Course Grades: Students assigned to developmental courses, as a result of TSI status will be graded on a pass/fail basis.  This policy is intended to offer students an opportunity to take courses that will broaden their education with less immediate emphasis on the need to achieve grade points. However, an F received in a pass/fail course will be evaluated the same as an F received on a regular basis, adversely affecting the grade point average.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Effect of Grades in Repeated Courses

A student may repeat any course except as limited by individual colleges and schools, provided the student’s grade earned in an earlier semester is below C. Courses transferred for credit to UT Arlington from another college or university may not be repeated for credit. A student may not repeat a course for additional hours toward a degree unless the catalog description specifically states that the course may be repeated for credit.

Courses originally taken or repeated at another college will not affect a student’s grade point average at UT Arlington. If a student earned a grade of less than C in a course taken at UT Arlington, the student may take that course or its equivalent at another college or university for transfer to UT Arlington only with the prior written approval of the student’s major department chair or academic dean.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Grade Replacement Policy

This policy may be utilized by any student who has already completed a grade replacement for one or more courses at UT Arlington before the first day of classes for Fall 2006. The grade replacement policy is as follows: Upon receiving a grade of D or F in a course, a student may, after filing an intent to do so, replace the grade by repeating the course. The second grade earned, whether higher or lower, will be used in calculating the grade point average unless the second grade is a W. This policy applies only the second time a course is attempted. Both grades received will be shown on the student’s transcript. This policy will apply to a maximum of 10 credit hours at UT Arlington. Courses transferred for credit to UT Arlington from another college or university may not be repeated for credit and are not subject to the grade replacement policy. Students must file their intention to replace a grade with the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration.  For courses where the topic changes from term to term, this policy may only be used if the topic for the repeated course is the same as the initial course topic. This policy does not apply to courses taken on a pass/fail basis. This policy is not applicable to graduate students and is not retroactive in that a grade in a course taken prior to adoption may be replaced, but a grade earned in a course prior to adoption (fall 1994) may not be used as a replacement. Individual colleges and schools may limit this policy. Students may not apply this policy to grades of D or F which result from disciplinary action. Once a student has submitted the grade replacement request form for a course, the student may not have the grade replacement designation removed.    Courses for which the grade has been replaced cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements.  Students who are dismissed from the University for academic reasons cannot use a grade replacement until their dismissal period is completed.  Replaced grades will be included in the calculation of GPA for determining graduation with Latin Honors.  Replaced hours will count toward the 30 hour/45 hour policy for Tuition for Excessive Undergraduate Hours.  Students who have already completed a grade replacement for one or more courses at UT Arlington are not eligible to utilize the grade exclusion policy.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Grade Forgiveness Policy

For incoming freshman students (i.e., first time in college students and/or freshman transfers), the Grade Forgiveness Policy is effective with the first day of classes of the Fall 2013 semester. This policy will not be offered to transfer students (i.e., students who are transferring from one institution of higher education to another with 24 or more semester credit hours and who are not considered first time in college students). For continuing UTA students whose initial enrollment at UT Arlington occurred prior to August 2013, the present Grade Replacement and Grade Exclusion Policies will remain in effect.

Grade Forgiveness Policy: Upon receiving a grade of D or F in a 1000 or 2000 course, a student may, after filing the intent to do so, elect to have the grade forgiven. A student is limited to a total of two grade forgiveness opportunities under the following conditions:

  1. Grade Omission:  A student may elect the grade omission option for one of the two grade forgiveness opportunities if the student is changing their major and the course is not required for the new major. In addition, a student electing grade omission may not re-enter that major.  Grade omission may only be applied to one course. If electing to use grade omission, the student is not required to retake the course.
  2. Grade Substitution:  A student may elect grade substitution option for one or both of the grade forgiveness opportunities.  In this case, the course(s) must be retaken, even if it is not required for the student’s current major.  The second grade earned, whether higher or lower, will be used in calculating the grade point average unless the second attempt results in a grade of W.  This policy applies only the second time a course is completed.
  3. Students must file their intention to substitute or omit the grade earned in a course with their academic advisor.  Students must be enrolled at UT Arlington on Census Day of the semester that the grade forgiveness, if approved, is processed.
  4. Students MAY apply for grade forgiveness any semester (after final grade posting of the previous semester but before the Last Drop Day of the current semester) before the final semester PRIOR to graduation. Students may not apply for grade forgiveness AFTER graduation.
  5. Courses transferred for credit to UT Arlington from another college or university may not be repeated for credit or excluded.
  6. For courses in which the topic may change from semester to semester, this policy may only be used if the topic for the repeated course is the same as the initial course topic.
  7. This policy does not apply to courses taken on a pass/fail basis.
  8. Individual colleges and schools may limit this policy.
  9. Students may not apply this policy to grades of D or F which resulted from disciplinary action.
  10. Students seeking grade forgiveness must receive counseling from the following as appropriate: Academic Advisor, to determine the effect on completion of degree requirements and probation requirements; Financial Aid Office, if receiving a scholarship or financial aid administered by that office; Athletic Department, if a student athlete; and  International Office, if an international student.
  11. The grade(s) for the forgiven course(s) will be removed from the grade point average, although the grade(s) received will remain on the student’s transcript.
  12. A course that has been “grade omitted” or “grade substituted” may not be used to satisfy degree requirements.
  13. Once “grade forgiveness” has been applied to a course, the student may not have the action reversed.
  14. Students who are dismissed from the University for academic reasons cannot use “grade forgiveness” until they have completed their dismissal period.
  15. Forgiven grades will be included in the calculation of the grade point average for determining graduation with Latin Honors.
  16. The credit hours earned in courses where the grade is forgiven will count toward the 30 hour/45 hour policy for Tuition for Excessive Undergraduate Hours.
  17. Tuition and fee refunds, rebates or other financial consideration will not be given for courses for which grade forgiveness is granted.
  18. A student may not use credit by exam to receive credit for a course once a student has received a grade for that course even if it has been omitted.

 

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Institutional Grading Policies - Grade Exclusion Policy

As of the first day of classes Fall 2006 and thereafter, the grade exclusion policy may be utilized by students except as otherwise noted in this policy.  Upon receiving a D or F in a course, a student may file a request with the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration for grade exclusion. Students who have already completed a grade replacement for one or more courses at UT Arlington are not eligible to utilize the grade exclusion policy. The following conditions apply:

  • Students seeking grade exclusion must receive counseling from the following as appropriate: Academic Advisor to determine effect on completion of degree requirements and probation requirements, Financial Aid Office if receiving a scholarship or financial aid administered by that office, Athletic Department if a student athlete, International Office if an international student
  • Grade exclusion requests must be made using a grade exclusion form available from the Office of the Admissions, Records and Registration. The request must be approved by the academic dean from the student’s major College/School.
  • The course grade will be removed from the academic GPA; although the grade received will remain on the student’s transcript.
  • This policy will apply to a maximum of three courses at UT Arlington and will not apply to courses taken on a pass/fail basis. Of the three courses, only one course may be at the 3000/4000 level.
  • This policy is not applicable to graduate students.
  • Individual colleges and schools may limit this policy.
  • Students may not apply this policy to grades of D or F which result from disciplinary action.
  • Students who are dismissed from the University for academic reasons cannot use a grade exclusion until their dismissal period is completed.
  • Excluded grades will be included in the calculation of GPA for determining graduation with Latin Honors.
  • Excluded hours will count toward the 30 hour/45 hour policy for Tuition for Excessive Undergraduate Hours.
  • Tuition and fee refunds, rebates or other financial consideration will not be given for courses for which grade exclusion is granted.
  • Once a course has been excluded, a student may not later have the exclusion removed.
  • Excluded courses cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements.
  • Students must be enrolled at UT Arlington on Census Day of the semester that the grade exclusion, if approved, is processed.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Progress Reports

Freshman Progress Reports: Freshmen will receive early progress report grades in or by the fourth week of the fall and spring terms. 

Midterm Progress Reports: Freshmen, first term transfers, athletes, undergraduates with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or lower, and undeclared or freshman students will receive an interim grade report in or by the ninth week of the fall and spring terms.

These progress report grades are not recorded on the student’s permanent record. They are for information purposes only and are intended to benefit the student as an early alert. The grade reported at the end of a semester or term is the official and permanent evaluation of a student’s performance in a given course.  Notifications are sent to students’ UTA email boxes when progress reports are available, and students are urged to frequently review their progress report grades in MyMav during the grade collection period.  For the purpose of progress reports, a grade of I indicates that no grade data was available at the time.  Students are encouraged to consult their instructor for progress report grade data if an I is reported or if no grade is reported.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Final Grades

Final grades are available in MyMav. Grades are posted at the end of each regular, summer, and intersession session, and academic standing is posted at the end of each term. The grade reported at the end of a semester is the official and permanent evaluation of a student’s performance in a given course. Official transcripts are available in the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration for those students who need official verification for tuition reimbursement and other external programs. Students with transcript holds will not be able to access their official transcript.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Student Grievance Procedures Related to Grades

In attempting to resolve any student grievances regarding grades, it is the student’s obligation first to make a serious effort to resolve the matter with the individual with whom the grievance originated. Individual course instructors retain primary responsibility for assigning grades. The instructor’s judgment is final unless compelling evidence shows discrimination, preferential treatment or procedural irregularities. If students wish to appeal, their request must be submitted in writing—on an appeal form available in departmental or program offices—to the department chair or program director. The student has one calendar year from the date the grade is assigned to initiate the grievance. The normal academic channels are department chair or program director and then academic dean. However, before considering a grievance, the department chair or program director will refer the issue to a departmental or program committee of faculty. If the student does not find the committee’s decision acceptable, the student may appeal to the academic dean. The decision of the dean is final. Information specific to the procedures to be followed in each academic unit is available in the office of the academic dean.

The dean of the college or school in which a student is enrolled, or the Executive Director of University College if the student has not declared a pre-major or major, has jurisdiction over the student’s program of study, degree requirements and all other academic matters including grievances. However, students taking a course in a college or school other than the one in which they are primarily registered are subject to the dean of the college or school in which the course is offered concerning the course and academic grievances regarding the course.
For issues involving scholastic dishonesty, see the Academic Dishonesty entry in this section of the catalog.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Freshman Potential for Academic Success Policy

Effective Fall 2006, freshman students who earn less than a 2.0 grade point average during their first semester at UT Arlington are required to enroll in and satisfactorily complete a one-hour course (UNIV 1131: Potential for Academic Success Seminar or Freshman PASS) during the following long term. The course is designed to build academic study skills related to college success.

  • Students may not employ any grade forgiveness policy, such as grade replacement or grade exclusion, to avoid taking the Freshman PASS course.
  • Students who do not enroll in an appropriate section of UNIV 1131 (Freshman PASS) by the Friday prior to the first day of classes will be dropped from all coursework for the term.
  • Students who are required to take UNIV 1131 for the Freshman PASS program must receive a grade of “P” (passing grade) in the course in order to remain enrolled in future academic sessions. Students who receive a grade of “F” (failing grade) in the course will be dropped from future academic sessions for which they are enrolled and future attempts to enroll will be blocked. Appeals for future enrollment will be considered by the Executive Director of University College.
  • Students who have already satisfied a version of UNIV 1131 through other affiliated programs (i.e., FIGs, Athletics, Major Exploration) must retake this course for the Freshman PASS program.
  • Academic colleges, schools and departments determine if any UNIV1131 course may be used to satisfy degree requirements.
  • Students who were admitted to the University through a provisional or conditional admission programs are not eligible to take this course to remain enrolled at the University.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Freshman Honor Roll

First-time, first-year freshman students with less than 30 credit hours with excellent grades will be recognized by being listed on the Freshman Distinction roll. The Freshman Distinction roll will include those students who have both:

  • Less than 30 semester credit hours earned in residence at UT Arlington with a GPA of not less than 3.5, and
  • 12 semester credit hours earned in the current semester, not including pass/fail work, with a GPA for the semester of not less than 3.5

In addition to this official recognition, University College will be recognizing new students with a 3.0 and 3.49 grade point average, as well as those in the Freshman Distinction roll and All A’s (4.0 gpa), with special recognition from the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Honor Roll

Students with excellent grades will be recognized by being listed on the Honor Roll. The Honor Roll will include those students who have both:

  • 30 semester credit hours earned in residence with a GPA of not less than 3.5, and
  • 12 semester credit hours earned in the current semester, not including pass/fail work, with a GPA for the semester of not less than 3.5.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Final Examinations

Final examinations are scheduled at the end of each session or term. In some courses, a departmental final examination is given. Final examinations will be given according to the published final examination schedule. Exceptions must be approved in advance by the academic dean.

 


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Institutional Grading Policies - Final Review Week

A period of five class days prior to the first day of final examinations in the long sessions shall be designated as Final Review Week. The purpose of this week is to allow students sufficient time to prepare for final examinations. During this week, there shall be no scheduled activities such as required field trips or performances; and no instructor shall assign any themes, research problems or exercises of similar scope that have a completion date during or following this week unless specified in the class syllabi. During Final Review Week, an instructor shall not give any examinations constituting 10% or more of the final grade, except makeup tests and laboratory examinations. In addition, no instructor shall give any portion of the final examination during Final Review Week.

 


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Academic Standing

Academic standing regulations apply to all undergraduate students.  Additional regulations may apply to provisionally- and conditionally-admitted students until they have met the requirements for regular admission. 

Academic standing is determined when grades are reported at the end of each fall and spring semester and at the end of the entire summer session. A student’s cumulative grade point average may change between these grade-reporting periods (e.g., by recording a final grade in place of an incomplete, or another grade change), and the student’s academic standing status may change when the grade change is processed.

Academic standing is differentiated from Satisfactory Academic Progress and from Scholastic Dishonesty, which are discussed below.

 


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Academic Standing - Good standing

Academic good standing at UT Arlington is defined as a cumulative University grade point average of 2.00 or higher.  A University GPA of at least 2.00 is necessary for satisfactory progress toward a degree.

 


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Academic Standing - Table of Academic Standards for Continuance

A student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) at UT Arlington to remain academically eligible to register for the subsequent term or session. The minimum average required varies with the total number of college credit hours attempted at UT Arlington and is shown in the Table of Academic Standards.

TABLE OF ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Total College Hours Undertaken

UTA GPA for Academic Probation

UTA GPA for Academic Warning and Dismissal

0-29

less than 2.00

less than 1.60

30-59

less than 2.00

less than 1.80

60 or more

less than 2.00

less than 2.00

 


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Academic Standing - Academic Probation

See the Table of Academic Standards column “UTA GPA for Academic Probation.”  Students on academic probation may not take more than 14 semester hours without permission of their college/school dean, or if they are an undeclared or freshman student, the Director of the University Advising Center. Academic advisors may further limit the number of hours and overall difficulty of the students’ schedules, require students to take specific courses deemed necessary to their education, prevent students from taking unsuitable courses, require students to attend advising sessions, and take other actions approved by the dean of their college/school or the Director of the University Advising Center to assure the students’ attention to their academic deficiencies.  Students on academic probation cannot hold office in any club or organization, represent UT Arlington at any official or social event, or make any University trip without the permission of the appropriate dean or the University Advising Center.

 


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Academic Standing - Removal from Academic Probation

Students on academic probation who achieve a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA at the end of a grade-reporting period during which they are registered at the University will be removed from academic probation. Removal from probation will be reflected on the student’s permanent academic record.

 


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Academic Standing - Academic Warning

See the Table of Academic Standards column “UTA GPA for Academic Warning and Dismissal.”  Before a student is dismissed from the University, the student is on academic warning. At the end of the warning semester, the student must earn a cumulative GPA that meets or exceeds the appropriate values in the Table of Academic Standards or a term GPA of at least 2.5 to avoid dismissal.  Students on academic warning may not take more than 14 semester hours without permission of their college/school dean, or if they are an undeclared or freshman student, the Director of the University Advising Center. Academic advisors may further limit the number of hours and overall difficulty of the students’ schedules, require students to take specific courses deemed necessary to their education, prevent students from taking unsuitable courses, require students to attend advising sessions, and take other actions approved by the dean of their college/school or the Director of the University Advising Center to assure the students’ attention to their academic deficiencies.  Students on academic warning cannot hold office in any club or organization, represent UT Arlington at any official or social event, or make any University trip without the permission of the appropriate dean or the University Advising Center.

 


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Academic Standing - Academic Continuance

After receiving an academic warning, students who earn a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a minimum of three semester credit hours each subsequent semester are given a one-semester continuance.

 


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Academic Standing - Academic Dismissal

See the Table of Academic Standards column “UTA GPA for Academic Warning and Dismissal.”  Any student who registers to attend classes at UT Arlington and is ineligible to attend for academic or disciplinary reasons will be dropped automatically from the rolls of the University.  Students placed on academic dismissal for the first time are eligible to continue enrollment after not having attended UT Arlington for one regular semester (fall or spring).  Students placed on academic dismissal for a second or subsequent time are eligible to apply for readmission after having not attended UT Arlington for a minimum 12-month period. After this time period, students may be required to petition for reinstatement from the University College Readmission Committee administered through the University Advising Center.  If the petition for reinstatement is disapproved, a student may not file another petition until the following term. Appeal of a denial for reinstatement may be made to the Office of the Provost within two weeks after the notice of the denial is mailed. The decision of the Office of the Provost is final.  After returning from a one- or a two-semester dismissal, students who fail to continuously earn a semester GPA of 2.5 or higher and/or reach appropriate Table of Standards values are dismissed for a 12-month period.  Appeals for academic continuance and financial aid continuance are handled separately, and one appeal being approved does not insure that the other will, or that enrollment is guaranteed in the event the student has been dismissed.  Refer to http://www.uta.edu/uac/info/academic-standing for additional information.  Academic dismissal is reflected on the student’s permanent academic record.

 


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Academic Standing - Students in Degree Programs

Students on academic probation, continuance or warning who have been accepted into a degree program are subject to all additional rules governing the definition and terms of admission and enrollment established by the program in which they are enrolled. Students dismissed from a degree program or leaving a degree program voluntarily may transfer to another major or pre-major with the permission of the dean of the receiving college/school, or to undeclared status or the University Studies degree program with the approval of the Executive Director of University College.

 


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Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations require that the University of Texas at Arlington establish policies to monitor the academic progress of students who apply for and/or receive financial aid. To retain eligibility, recipients must show satisfactory progress toward a degree based on the following requirements. There are two areas specifically addressed in these requirements. The first is cumulative grade point average and the other is a comparison of the number of credit hours completed versus the number attempted.

Cumulative grade point average:  A student receiving financial aid is considered to be making satisfactory academic progress when he/she meets the following minimum grade point average standards.  Hours completed are based on the student’s classification at the end of the term.


Total Credit Hours Completed*

Minimum GPA**

0-29

1.6

30-59

1.8

60 or more

2.0

Graduate

3.0

*includes transfer credit         **based on UTA courses only

Number of credit hours completed versus the number attempted: Financial aid recipients must also successfully complete the following minimum number of credit hours when compared to the number of hours attempted based on census date enrollment:


Enrollment for the Academic Year
(SCH as of Census Date)

Minimum Completion
Requirement (SCH)

24+

16

18-23

12

12-17

8

6-11

6

1-5 in a single term

All hours attempted

Summer enrollment is considered as a separate term and must be completed as indicated:

Enrollment for Summer Term
(SCH as of Census Date)

Minimum Completion
Requirement (SCH)

12

8

9-11

6

6-8

4

1-5

All hours attempted

The attempted and completed summer hours will be added to those hours attempted and completed for fall and spring to determine if the student is meeting this requirement. For example, if the student attempts 6 hours in the summer, 12 hours in the fall, and 12 hours in the spring, he/she must satisfactorily complete 20 hours to be in good standing.  Students attempting 1 - 5 hours in any term must complete all hours attempted.
For purposes of this policy, satisfactory grades include A, B, C, D, P, N, and R. Unsatisfactory grades are F, W, I, Z, and X and will not be counted in the credit hours completed but will count as attempt.
Appeals for academic continuance and financial aid continuance are handled separately, and one appeal being approved does not insure that the other will, or that enrollment is guaranteed in the event the student has been dismissed.  Refer to http://www.uta.edu/uac/info/academic-standing for additional information.
In extenuating circumstances, exceptions to the satisfactory academic progress regulations may be approved.

 


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Scholastic Dishonesty

All students are expected to pursue their academic careers with honesty and integrity. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test or other course work, plagiarism (offering the work of another as one’s own) and unauthorized collaboration with another person.  In alignment with this the University has adopted the Academic Honor Code which is incorporated into all coursework.

UT Arlington Honor Code
I pledge, on my honor, to uphold UT Arlington’s tradition of academic integrity, a tradition that values hard work and honest effort in the pursuit of academic excellence.
I promise that I will submit only work that I personally create or contribute to group collaborations, and I will appropriately reference any work from other sources. I will follow the highest standards of integrity and uphold the spirit of the Honor Code.

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System (Rule 50101), institutional procedures regarding allegations of scholastic dishonesty are outlined in Part Two, Chapter 2, of the UT Arlington Handbook of Operating Procedures. Students found responsible for dishonesty in their academic pursuits are subject to penalties that may range from disciplinary probation to suspension or expulsion from the University.

Any student who registers to attend classes at UT Arlington and is ineligible to attend for disciplinary reasons will be dropped automatically from the rolls of the University.
This information may be obtained by accessing the Office of Student Conduct web site at http://www.uta.edu/conduct/.

 


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State Law - Bacterial Meningitis Documentation Requirement

Bacterial Meningitis Documentation Requirement

 


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State Law - Excessive Hours

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.

  • Undergraduate students who enrolled initially in the fall 1999 semester or subsequent semesters cannot exceed more than 45 hours of the number of hours required for completion of the degree plan in which they are enrolled. Any hours beyond 45 are considered excessive and may result in additional tuition charges.
  • Undergraduate students who enrolled initially in the fall 2006 semester or subsequent semesters cannot exceed more than 30 hours of the number of hours required for completion of the degree plan in which they are enrolled. Any hours beyond 30 are considered excessive and may result in additional tuition charges.

The purpose of these policies is to encourage students to complete their degree programs in an efficient, timely manner.

For additional information regarding the UT Arlington’s administration of the Texas excessive hours policy, please visit wweb.uta.edu/ses/recordsandregistration/content/student_services/excessive_hours.aspx.

 


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State Law - Six Course Drop Limit

See Six Course Drop Limit Section Above.

 


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State Law - 45 Hours to Major Requirement

45 Hours to Undergraduate Major Policy. 

1. Each student enrolled in an a bachelor's degree program at UT Arlington shall file a degree plan no later than the end of the second regular semester immediately following the semester in which the student earned a cumulative total of 45 or more semester credit hours for coursework successfully completed by the student, including transfer courses, international baccalaureate courses, dual credit courses, and any other course for which the institution the student attends has awarded the student college course credit, including course credit awarded by examination.

2. A student transferring to UT Arlington who begins the student's first semester with 45 or more semester credit hours of course credit for courses shall file a degree plan no later than the end of the student's second regular semester (fall or spring term).  A student whose first term is summer will have through the end of his/her fall term to file the degree plan.  Students who are unable to be admitted to a major of their choosing must see an academic advisor in the University Advising Center for special permission to enroll.

3. At each registration for a semester, a student who is required to have filed a degree plan before that semester shall verify that:

(1)  the student has filed a degree plan; and
(2)  the courses for which the student is registering are consistent with that degree plan.

4.  If a student does not timely file a degree plan as required, will be notified that the degree plan is required by law under House Bill 3025 and require the student to consult with an academic advisor for that purpose during the semester in which the student receives the notice.  The student may not obtain an official transcript from the UT Arlington until the student has filed a degree plan.

Reverse Articulation Requirement.  Legislation passes as part of House Bill 3025 also establishes a reverse articulation program for the awarding of an Associate degree. Students who transferred from, or previously attended, a lower-division institution of higher education, earned at least 30 semester credit hours for coursework at the lower-division institution, and have completed 90 semester credit hours while enrolled at a general academic institution, will be contacted by their general academic institution to provide permission to send the lower-division institution the student’s transcript. The lower-division institution will evaluate the transcript to see if the student is eligible to receive an Associate’s degree.

For additional information regarding the UT Arlington’s administration of the Texas timely completion policy, please visit wweb.uta.edu/ses/recordsandregistration/content/student_services/timely_completion.aspx.

 


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Academic Policies Regarding Student Rights - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, is a federal law that pertains to the release of and access to student education records. In compliance with FERPA, the University of Texas at Arlington does not disclose personally identifiable information contained in student education records, except as authorized by law.

Also known as the Buckley Amendment, this law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the US Department of Education. UT Arlington has established policies relating to the accessibility of student information in its custody. These are described below.

Under FERPA, a student has a right to:

  • inspect his or her education records within 45 days of the request;
  • require that the University obtain his or her prior written consent before releasing personally identifiable information from education records;
  • request that corrections be made to education records if the student believes the records are inaccurate or misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
  • file a complaint with the Department of Education concerning an alleged failure by the institution to comply with FERPA.

At UT Arlington, FERPA rights apply to a student. A student is a person who has been admitted and is registered, regardless of the person's age. FERPA applies both to the education record and to the personally identifiable information within the record, which is called directory-type information. The directory-type information that may be made available by UT Arlington for its students is:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Electronic mail address
  • Telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Major field of study
  • Participation in recognized activities and sports
  • Height & weight of athletes
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees & awards received
  • Most recent previous educational institution attended

At UT Arlington, an education record is defined as any information recorded in any way, including but not limited to handwriting, print, tape, film, microfilm, microfiche, and digital image.

Under FERPA, students have a right to see, inspect and request changes to their education records.  To inspect education records, a student should submit a written request identifying the records to be inspected to the UT Arlington Office of Admissions, Records and Registration, attn: Associate Registrar.  Written requests to access records will receive a response within a reasonable time, but not more than forty-five days after submission. A University official will arrange for access and will notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. Records that are not subject to review are outlined below.  If the records contain information on more than one student, the requesting student may inspect, review, or be informed on only the specific information about his or her own records. A student may obtain copies of his or her education records at a cost of ten cents per page and an official transcript of academic record for seven dollars.

The contents of a student's education records may be challenged by the student on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the privacy rights of the student by submitting a written statement to the custodian of records. The Vice President for Business Affairs and Controller is the official custodian of records at the University.  The student should clearly identify the part of the record he or she wants changed and specify why it should be changed.

If UT Arlington decides not to amend the record as requested, the University will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

A student does not have a right under FERPA to inspect information that is not an education record, such as:

  • Medical Treatment records;
  • Law enforcement records;
  • Employment records (provided that employment is unrelated to student status);
  • Records containing information about the individual that were created or received after he or she is no longer a student and that are not directly related to the student’s attendance at the University;
  • Records of instructional, supervisory, and administrative personnel and educational personnel that are kept in the sole possession of the maker of the record and are not accessible or revealed to any other person except a temporary substitute for the maker of the record; and
  • Peer-graded papers before they are collected and recorded by an instructor.

Note: A student may have rights to inspect such records under other laws.

In addition, a student does not have the right to access certain education records, such as:

  • Confidential letters of recommendation, if the student has waived his or her right of access in writing;
  • Financial records of the student's parents;
  • Admissions records for a student who does not officially attend the program of admission. If the student completed a course at the University but never officially attended as a degree candidate in the program of admission, then the student has FERPA rights with respect to that course but does not have rights with respect to the admissions records for that program;
  • Records of a student that contain information on other students. The student may inspect, review, or be informed of only the specific information about that student.

Education records are all records that contain information that is directly related to a student and that are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting on its behalf.  UT Arlington students have the right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

The University of Texas at Arlington will disclose information from a student’s education record without the written consent of the student:

  • To appropriate University administrators, faculty members, staff members and outside service providers, such as contractors and consultants, who require access to education records in order to perform their legitimate educational duties. This includes staff at Academic Partnership (previously Higher Education Holdings), who contract with UT Arlington to offer the Academic Partnerships programs; and Magnus Health, a student medical record system contracted by UT Arlington to manage documentation of meningitis immunization or exception history to allow students enrollment. This also includes student workers who at any time may access student records as a part of their duties. UT Arlington restricts and tracks access to education records to enforce the “legitimate education interests” requirement in this exception.
  • In connection with a student's application for, establishing eligibility or conditions for, or receipt of financial aid.  UT Arlington contracts with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree data to lenders and guarantors.
  • To officials of other schools in which the student seeks or intends to enroll, upon request;
  • To college or agency officials at the sending institution which originally created the education record, such as a transcript;
  • To law enforcement officers with a subpoena;
  • To the UT Arlington campus police department and other law enforcement agencies, information received under a community notification program concerning students who are required to register as sex offenders in the state, as governed by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.

UT Arlington uses safe methods to identify and authenticate the identity of students, parents, school officials and all other parties before disclosing education records.

For additional information on FERPA policy and procedures at UT Arlington, see http://wweb.uta.edu/ses/recordsandregistration/content/student_services/ferpa.aspx#ferpa.

 


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Academic Policies Regarding Student Rights - Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act

Campus security and safety guidelines: In case of emergency or to report a crime in progress, contact the UT Arlington Police at (817) 272-3003. For all other security and safety issues, dial (817) 272-3381 or visit the Campus Police homepage.

Campus security policies: In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, formerly the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542, as amended), The University of Texas at Arlington publishes specified campus crime statistics and campus security policies through the Office of the Chief of the University Police.

Campus security policies include:

  • Procedures for reporting criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus.
  • Policies concerning security of and access to campus facilities, including campus residences; campus law enforcement authority and responsibilities.
  • A description of programs designed to inform students and employees about the prevention of crimes, and campus security procedures.
  • The policy of monitoring and recording of students’ criminal activity occurring at off-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by the institution.
  • The policy regarding the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs, and enforcement of federal and state drug and drinking laws.
  • A description of drug or alcohol-abuse education programs.
  • Sexual assault programs to prevent sex offenses, and procedures to follow when a sex offense occurs.
  • Fire and life safety policies and procedures.
  • Campus-wide emergency notification procedures in case of immediate threat or campus evacuation (MavAlert).

To learn more how to prevent crime or to respond to emergency situations, visit the “Students Know What To Do” website at http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/police/emergency-management/.

Crime statistics may be accessed on the University Police Web site at http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/police/.

Gang-free zones: To promote campus safety and deter crime, premises owned, rented or leaded by The University of Texas at Arlington, and areas within 1,000 feet of the premises are "gang-free" zones. Certain criminal offenses, including those involving gang-related crimes, will be enhanced to the next highest category of offense if committed in a gang-free zone by an individual 17 years or older. See Texas Penal Code, Section 71.028.

Missing student notification policy: If a member of the University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify the UT Arlington Police Department at 817-272-3381.  Students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an individual to be contacted by UT Arlington in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. Contact information will be accessible only to authorized campus officials and law enforcement and will not be disclosed outside of a missing person investigation. To designate a confidential contact, contact Apartment and Residence Life at (817) 272-2926. More details can be found at www.uta.edu/campus-ops/police/docs/Campus-Safety-Report.pdf

 


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Graduation Rates

As of June 1, 2012, the graduation rate was 42 percent for students who entered The University of Texas at Arlington in Fall 2006 on a full-time basis as first-time, degree-seeking freshmen.

 


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