At UT Arlington, we are committed to helping students succeed academically so that they can earn their degree. If you are committed to your education, we are here to help with a vast array of support resources and programs designed to aid students of all classifications. The Division of Student Success serves as the starting point to help you create the best experience possible at UT Arlington.
From your first year, the Division of Student Success will be an active partner in your academic success with advising, tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic coaching, and more. As you progress through your degree program, you will be able to return to Division of Student Success for help with difficult subjects, for advice on tackling new obstacles, and for guidance on careers that align with your academic goals.
While many first year students come in with a major identified, all first-time, first year students will begin their academic journey at UT Arlington in the Division of Student Success. There, they will receive supportive and proactive advising as well as access to the academic support resources they will need as they transition into the college experience. These resources and services will remain available to all students even after they move into their academic major department for advising.
We also understand that, given life's complexities, twists, and turns, not all students will fit into the molds that the traditional disciplinary majors offer. Our Bachelor of Science in University Studies degree provides an option with a flexible approach that will open doors and help you achieve your career goals.
Think of the Division of Student Success as your one-stop center dedicated to student success. Together, we will help you set your sights high and lay the foundation for your future.
The Division of Student Success promotes student learning and development by providing coordinated and centralized academic resources and support services that help students define their educational goals and pursue a path toward graduation. In addition, the Division of Student Success serves as a focal point for campus programming that helps first-year students successfully transition to college life and meet the academic challenges set by faculty.
Division of Student Success Programs and Services
While the Division of Student Success focuses on assisting first time in college students as they transition to college, our programs and services serve all students who seek academic support during their career at UT Arlington.
Academic success center
- UT Arlington provides a variety of resources and programs designed to help students develop academic skills, deal with personal situations, and better understand concepts and information related to their courses.
- Resources include: tutoring by appointment, drop-in tutoring, e-tutoring, supplemental instruction, peer-led team learning, TRIO Student Support Services, academic coaching, ask-a-mav, and the graduation help desk.
- University Studies is designed for students who have investigated different majors and now want to utilize the courses already taken to complete a bachelor’s degree in a timely manner.
FIRST-YEAR Focused Programs
- University Advising Center advises all incoming first year students (up to 30 credit hours) as well as undeclared and conditionally admitted transfer students. Academic advisors also guide students in the majors exploration process.
- First-time-in-college students enroll in UNIV 1131 (or equivalent option as determined by faculty in the student's intended major). Under the mentorship of faculty and Peer Academic Leaders (PALs), this first year seminar matches students with others who share their academic interests and majors. UNIV 1131 focuses on academic skill building, student success strategies, and major exploration. Students who live on campus may choose to join a Residential Learning Community, which offers programming in the residence hall.
- Transfer Students enroll in UNIV 1101 (or equivalent option as determined by faculty in the student's intended major). Under the mentorship of faculty and Peer Academic Leaders (PALs), this course matches students with others who share their academic interests and majors. This transfer seminar focuses on enhancing academic skills and engaging students in experiential learning opportunities that will lead to professional skill building.
ACADEMIC TESTING SERVICES
- Academic Testing Services help students identify tests they may want to take for undergraduate or graduate admission or credit by examination. Some academic departments at UTA require tests prior to registration to place students in an appropriate course and/or toward college credit by examination.
- Testing times vary for each exam offered by the Academic Testing Center. No walk-ins are allowed, appointment only.