Academic Resources for Students
UT Dallas provides students with services and support that contribute to success in and out of the classroom. Information about tutoring, transcripts, academic calendar, courses, libraries, advising and testing center can be seen below.
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The Student Success Center (SSC) is your portal to achieving academic success at UT Dallas. Whether you are seeking review sessions, tutoring, or other approaches for academic support, our team makes every effort to assist students in meeting their academic goals across a wide variety of subject areas.
UT Dallas is unique among many comparable universities for the remarkable amount of resources dedicated to the SSC. Learn more about our offerings on help with courses, writing/speaking, and personal finance for UT Dallas students.
Every student at UT Dallas is expected to exercise independent thought and expression as he or she strives for academic achievement. As part of the UT Dallas community, the Student Success Center (SSC) supports Community Standards and Conduct and their definition of academic integrity. All peer leaders and staff members have the right to ask where coursework content came from and may or may not be able to assist with it. SSC professional staff may report any known academic dishonesty to the faculty member(s) of the course.
To obtain disability-related academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids, students with disabilities must contact the course instructor and the Office of Student AccessAbility as soon as possible. To contact OSA, e-mail email@example.com.
The Computer Science Mentor Center (CSMC) welcomes students of Computer Science and Software Engineering who are studying Discrete Mathematics and Programming to augment and integrate their classroom learning. A solid understanding of Computer Programming and Discrete Mathematics is essential to the success of Computer Science and Software Engineering students. The Mentor Center provides focused learning activities to help students gain this expertise.
The Mentor Center is open 7 days a week. It offers a variety of services designed to enhance and reinforce classroom activities by engaging students in an immersive environment. Students receive on-the-spot individualized or group tutoring. They attend review sessions tightly integrated with classroom lectures. Students can study and do their homework at the Center, where expert coaching is readily available.
The Center is located in ECSS 4.415. Mentoring and tutoring are offered for CS 1336 (Programming Fundamentals), CS 1337 (Computer Science I), CS 2337 & CS 2336 (Computer Science II), CS 2305 (Discrete Math I), CS 3305 (Discrete Math II), CS 2340 (Computer Architecture) and SE 3306 (Math Foundations of SE).
The Center is operated by the CS Department and directed by Professor Jason Smith. The Computer Science Mentor Center is built upon the success of the Discrete Math Mentor Center founded in 2012 by Dr. Linda Morales.Visit the Official CSMC Website
Hours of Operation
Monday 10am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 10am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 10am – 5:30pm
Thursday 10am – 5:30pm
Friday 10am – 5:30pm
Monday 1pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday 1pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday 1pm – 8:30pm
Thursday 1pm – 8:30pm
Friday 1pm – 5:30pm
Saturday 12pm – 4:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 4:30pm
ECSN 2.208 and 2.408
Tutoring Provided For:
CS 1336 – Programming Fundamentals
CS 1337 – Computer Science I
CS 2337 – Computer Science II
CS 2336 – Computer Science II
CS 2305 – Discrete Mathematics for Computing I
CS 3305 – Discrete Mathematics for Computing II
SE 3306 – Mathematical Foundations of Software Engineering
CS 2340 – Computer Architecture
- Academic accommodations for eligible students with a documented physical, psychiatric or sensory disability.
- Facilitation of non-academic and environmental accommodations and services.
- Resources and referral information, and advocacy support as necessary and appropriate.
Accommodations for each student are determined by OSA on an individual basis, with input from qualified professionals. Accommodations are intended to level the playing field for students with disabilities, while maintaining the academic integrity and standards set by the University.
Policies & Procedures
Campus & Community
Contact the UT Dallas Office of Student AccessAbility (OSA)
Office: AD 2.224
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available by request.
Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The UT Dallas Testing Center offers a 300-seat computer lab, providing UT Dallas students access to a comfortable and secure testing environment for online/paper/hybrid exams, quizzes, instructional testing, and assessments. The Testing Center provides services based on and adhere to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines. Currently, the UT Dallas Testing Center administers the following exams:
- Institutional Exams for current UT Dallas Students only
- Distance Learning Exams for current UT Dallas Students only
- TSIA/ALEKS Assessment for current UT Dallas Students only
3020 Waterview Parkway
SP2 First Floor, Suite 11.175
Richardson, TX 75080
UT Dallas Testing Center
The UT Dallas Testing Center is located on the First Floor of the SP2 Building next to the UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Phone: (972) 883-5497, (972) 883-2460
Fax: (972) 883 – 3910
Scheduling an Exam Online
Check your syllabus and/or your instructor will tell you where and what dates are available to take your exams. If your exam is scheduled at the Testing Center, you must reserve your seat online through RegisterBlast (exam scheduling tool) no later than 72 hours prior to the exam time. (i.e., if you are taking an exam on Monday, September 6th @ 1:00 P.M., you should have completed your registration before/by Friday, September 3rd @ 12:59 P.M.)
If you try registering after the 72-hour cutoff deadline, instead of being able to select a time to test you will only see the error message “All Times are Full”. If you do not have an appointment you will need to contact your professor directly to make other testing arrangements.
NOTE: WE DO NOT ALLOW WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS, NO EXCEPTIONS. So, please plan ahead and reserve your seat early and in advance.
You will not be able to reschedule your appointment less than 72 hours prior to your exam time (rescheduling closes after the 72-hour cutoff deadline). We understand that unforeseeable events happen in life, if you have made an appointment and your exam window allows it, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may assist you in rescheduling your appointment.
How to Register/Reserve a Seat for an Exam through RegisterBlast
- Step 1: Visit https://ets.utdallas.edu/testing-center and click RESERVE A SEAT at the top right-hand corner.
- Step 2: Once prompted, log-in using your UTD NetID and password.
- Step 3: From the drop-down menu, select the school/department that your exam is associated with.
- Step 4: From the drop-down menu, select your exam (be sure to read carefully and select the correct exam as some exams are identical).
- Step 5: Choose an available testing date from the calendar.
- Step 6: Select an available testing time.
- Step 7: Provide all required information:
- First and Last name – please provide your legal name (do not use nick name).
- Email address – provide your UTD email address, please do not use your personal email as all notifications will be sent to your UT Dallas email.
- Text Notification – provide your phone number to receive text notifications for your appointment (optional).
- Step 8: Carefully read the Exam Guideline Acknowledgement in the scroll box.
- Step 9: Check the box under the scroll box to acknowledge the guidelines.
- Step 10: Complete the Needed Information.
- Step 11: Click Add to Cart. If you have additional exams to register for, click +Another Exam, and repeat the previous process.
- Step 12: If you have completed all necessary registrations, click Ready to Checkout.
- Step 13: Select Complete Registration.
Once you have clicked Complete Registration, your confirmation email will appear on the screen, you may print a copy for your records (not required).
Upon a successful transaction, you will receive an immediate email confirmation receipt. You can have this receipt with you at the time of testing showing you schedule (not required).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Testing Center at (972) 883- 5497 or (972) 883- 2460, or through email at email@example.com.
How to Reschedule Your Exam
- Log into https://www.registerblast.com/utdallas/Exam/List, click the My Exams or My History tab at the top of this page.
- Enter the email address you used to initially schedule your exam.
- Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
- In a few minutes, you’ll receive an email link which is valid for 90 minutes.
- Click the link from the email received.
- A new window will open with your registration history.
- Click the Reschedule link.
- A calendar will appear with the available dates for rescheduling purposes.
- Click the date and time to reschedule.
- After you have completed the step above, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the new test date.
How to Cancel Your Exam
- Log into https://www.registerblast.com/utdallas/Exam/List, click the My Exams or My History tab at the top of this page.
- Enter the email address you used to originally schedule your exam.
- Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
- You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click the link inside the email.
- A My Exam History page will open. Find your exam and click the Cancel link.
- Click “Yes, cancel my registration” if you are sure you want to cancel. Or “Keep current registration” if you do not want to cancel your exam.
Check-in is done in the Testing Center Entrance Room SP2 11.175.
We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to allow you time to lock away all your personal belongings and take care of any personal needs. Digital lockers are available free of charge outside of the front office, once all prohibited items are locked away you may get in line with your physical Comet Card, a locker card (if using a Testing Center locker), and any exam materials permitted by your professor.
Please remember, you must check-in with the full testing time within your professor’s approved window. If you are not permitted to check-in/test due to your late arrival, you will need to either reschedule or contact your professor directly to discuss other testing options.
Your Comet Card ID is the official UT Dallas student ID. It will be the ONLY form of ID accepted by the UTD Testing Center. NO other forms of ID will be accepted. You will be DENIED access without a PHYSICAL Comet Card. If you do not have a Comet Card, you must obtain one prior to your exam.
Visit the Comet Card Office in the Student Services Addition, SSA 12.324.
You will NOT be allowed to check-in for your exam if the allotted exam duration (per the professor’s instructions) exceeds the Testing Center’s scheduled closing time.
- If the allotted exam duration is 2.5 hours and you arrive 1 hour prior to the scheduled closing time, you will be denied access and will need to either reschedule or contact your professor directly to discuss other testing options available to you.
Closing times are strictly enforced. Plan ahead and allow enough time to complete your exam. All exams should be completed 15 minutes prior to closing time, any students still testing at this time may continue to do so up to the scheduled closing time. Any exams not turned in at the scheduled closing time will be submitted and considered complete. We do NOT stay open past the scheduled closing time.
Items Not Allowed
Digital lockers are available free of charge to secure your personal items before check-in.
Please note: NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO SERVICE.
The following items are NOT ALLOWED inside the Testing Room include, but are not limited:
- Backpacks, bags, purses, wallets, badge holders
- Bracelets/bangles, wristbands
- Calculator covers, pencil cases or pouches
- Candy, chewing gum, lip balm, food or beverages of any kind
- Electronic devices: any phones, pagers, iPads, laptops, cameras, recording/listening/scanning/photographic devices
- Firearms and weapons of any kind
- Hats, beanies, wave caps, head scarves
- Hair scrunchies (must be worn on hair, not on your wrist), hair bands (hairband width cannot be more than 3”)
- Handkerchiefs, Kleenex/tissues (Testing Center will provide if requested)
- Keys, any watches (including digital, analog, smart watches, and Fitbits)
- Large outerwear (jackets, coats etc.), hoodies/hooded shirts
- Scarves, gloves, sunglasses
- Scratch paper (Testing Center will provide)
- Tobacco products, Vapor, or E-Cigarettes
** If you are wearing an item that should not be removed for cultural or religious purposes (such as a hijab, turban, Kara, etc.) please inform the staff upon check-in. **
Our Testing Center allows a large variety of calculators, but bans a few calculators and features outright, these include:
- Multiple calculators
- Only ONE calculator per student. The use of multiple calculators is only permitted with approval directly from the professor to the Testing Center in their exam request form.
- Laptops or other computers, tablets, cell phones, or smart phones
- Smartwatches or wearable technology of any kind
- Models that can access the internet, have wireless, Bluetooth, cellular, audio/video recording and playing, camera, or any other smart phone feature (e.g. touch screen)
- Power cords or other cables
- Models that use electrical outlets, make noise, or print
- Sleeves, covers, cases, jackets or any other attachment
- Models with dedicated letters or keyboards, pen-input, or stylus
- Calculators with X, Y, and Z keys for quick variables are fine.
- All TI-Nspire calculators
- These are only permitted with approval directly from the professor to the Testing Center in their exam request form.
Other Tips and Guidelines
- Respect others by remaining quiet during your exam.
- If you have questions or concerns about the test environment or need assistance, please quietly notify the proctor.
- You may not converse in the Testing Center with other students. You may engage in brief conversation only with the proctors or a staff member.
- Digital clocks are clearly visible in the Testing Center. Students are responsible for tracking their own time while testing.
- For computer-based exams you should remain seated and the proctor will put in the password to launch the exam for you.
- When you have finished your test, follow your instructor’s directions for submitting online and/or bring all used materials to the check-out room, located in the back left of the testing room.
- All notes, cheat-sheets and formula sheets used during your exam will be collected at check-out, unless stated otherwise by the professor in the exam request form.
ARP: American Rescue Plan Act (HEERF III)
American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Emergency Aid will be available to students enrolled at least half-time in the Spring 2022 semester.
Students will be notified in phases via email regarding their opportunity to complete an ARP application. Priority consideration will be given to undergraduate applicants with exceptional need as determined by the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA).
More information regarding ARP Act Emergency Aid eligibility is available here.
For financial aid purposes, your enrollment status (e.g. half-time, three quarters-time, full-time, etc.) is determined based upon the number of financial aid-eligible semester credit hours in which you enroll, as well as your academic level.
Read more about enrollment status here.
Changes to Your Family’s Financial Situation
The UT Dallas Office of Financial Aid recognizes the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the burden it has placed on many college students and their families. If you or your parents have experienced a significant financial change, you may be eligible for a reconsideration of the financial aid offered to you. Check out our Special Circumstances video for more information.
FA Live Q&A
This week’s session has been cancelled. Please join us for our next FA Live Q&A scheduled for Thursday, February 17 at 2:00 PM. FA Live Q&A sessions are held the first and third Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. central time.
Complete your FAFSA
The 2022-2023 FAFSA, used for fall 2022, spring 2023 and summer 2023, is available online at studentaid.gov and the myStudentAid mobile app. If you are planning to attend school in the next academic year and have not yet submitted your 2022-2023 FAFSA, please do so as soon as possible.
The 2021-2022 FAFSA, used for fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022, is available online at studentaid.gov and the myStudentAid mobile app. If you are planning to attend school within this academic year and have not yet submitted your 2021-2022 FAFSA, please do so as soon as possible.
How to Submit Documents
You may submit documents to our office using one of the following methods:
Email: email@example.com – To protect your personal information, please use your UT Dallas email when submitting documents
Visit our Deadlines page for information on our priority deadlines.
How to accept your aid in Orion Student Center
- Instructions for checking your financial aid status and accepting aid can be found here.
- Instructions for viewing and accepting federal student loans can be found here.
Navigation to viewing or accepting your aid:
Taking Classes at Another School
If you register for classes at another school at the same time you are attending UT Dallas:
- If you are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant program, you can receive this grant at only one school at a time.
- You must notify us if you are receiving federal or state grants or loans from another school while attending UT Dallas.
- UT Dallas will process financial aid for your registered UT Dallas classes. We do not process financial aid for classes taken at other schools.
- For academic requirements regarding the ability to transfer off-campus coursework, see your academic advisor.
FAFSA School Code:
800 W Campbell Rd ROC22
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The University Career Center reports to the division of Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Dallas. As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), our office complies with the Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services Professionals.
The University Career Center is a one-stop shop dedicated to helping undergraduates, graduate students and alumni with their career preparation. From personalized career advising to career fairs and everything in-between, the UCC exists to help get you started in your career. No matter where you are in your career development process, it’s never too early to start preparing for your future. Partner with us as you explore majors and careers, identify experiential learning opportunities, prepare your resume and cover letter and practice your interviewing skills. We look forward to working with you from start to finish to develop the skills and experiences needed to achieve the career of your dreams.
According to the National Associate of Colleges & Employers (NACE), an internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.
Finding an Internship
Searching for and obtaining an appropriate internship is highly valuable to the overall career development process. We encourage students to start the internship search early to help identify career interests and goals. Our office provides multiple online resources to help guide students through the internship search process.
Handshake is the UCC’s robust career services platform. On top of providing a tool for scheduling appointments, registering for events, and browsing valuable resources, it also serves as a job and internship board.
How to find internship opportunities in Handshake:
- Log into Handshake at utdallas.joinhandshake.com using your NetID and Password.
- From the top menu bar select Jobs > Internship > (Optional) Filter by Work Authorization, Industry, Major, Location, etc.
Earn Academic Credit for Internships
Depending on your degree plan requirements, you may be eligible to receive academic credit for your internship opportunity. This varies by academic program, so please be sure to reach out to your Academic Advising team for any specific degree requirements. If you are interested in obtaining academic credit for an internship you must complete all University Career Center requirements listed below, before beginning the internship. Additionally, the internship employment period and internship course enrollment must be in the same semester.
Please note: You cannot earn retroactive academic credit for internship experiences.
Internship Requirements — University Career Center
In order to receive academic credit for your internship you must:
- Be registered and currently enrolled in a UT Dallas academic, degree-seeking program with a declared major
- Be in good academic standing (2.0 cumulative GPA for undergraduate students and 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduate students)
- Have completed at least one semester at UT Dallas. In addition, undergraduate students must have a total of 24+ credit hours completed (including transfer hours) and graduate students must have a total of 6+ credit hours completed. You may begin the internship process if you anticipate being eligible the following semester
- Meet any additional requirements or conditions imposed by your academic department or school
Internship Information — By College
Internship information by school can be found below:
- School of Arts & Humanities (A&H)
- School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC)
- School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS)
- School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) <<<<
- School of Economic, Policy, and Political Sciences (EPPS)
- School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)
- Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM)
If you are not interested in obtaining academic credit for an internship, and/or you do not meet eligibility requirements, you may opt to receive transcript notation for your experience. Transcript notation is an official note by the Registrar on a UT Dallas transcript that shows an internship was completed. The employment period and transcript notation period must be in the same semester.
It is important to note, transcript notation is not available for international students.
If interested in receiving transcript notation for an internship experience you must still request an experience in Handshake. You will also be required to write a short reflection paper at the end of the semester. Once you submit your experience request in Handshake, you will receive further instructions from the University Career Center.
Please note: You cannot earn retroactive Transcript Notation for internship experiences.
Internships for International Students
International students may engage in experiential learning opportunities, such as internships, during any academic term as long as the experience has been approved as relevant to their degree program.
Curricular Practical Training
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a structured educational program which combines classroom learning with productive work experience in a field related to a student’s academic program. F-1 students may be eligible for CPT.
CPT workshops are MANDATORY for all students applying for Curricular Practical Training. Your workshop requirements depend on your program of study.
- Computer Science and Engineering students must attend a JCS Orientation instead of the ISSO workshop.
- All other students must complete the ISSO CPT workshop online in iComet or in-person ISSO workshop.*
- As a courtesy, the ISSO presents the workshop in the Naveen Jindal School of Management MAS 6102 classes each semester. You must attend class on the day of the presentation and stay for the entire workshop to receive credit.*
*Due to the COVID-19 emergency, all face-to-face CPT workshops are cancelled. Please complete your workshop requirement online.
Graduate students are not allowed to participate in an internship (CPT) in the same semester they are working as a Teaching/Graduate Assistant or a Research Assistant
The University of Texas at Dallas offers many scholarship opportunities for incoming first-time freshmen, transfer students and graduate students, as well as for all continuing students. View the UT Dallas Scholarship Listing to search all available opportunities.
Additional scholarship opportunities may also be available through your school:
- School of Arts and Humanities
- School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication
- School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
- School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
- Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science <<<<
- School of Interdisciplinary Studies
- Naveen Jindal School of Management
- School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- UT Dallas Scholarships Main Page
- Scholarship Listings
- Freshmen Scholarships
- Transfer Student Scholarships
- Scholarships FAQ
Student Employment is a vital experiential learning opportunity that helps students grow in a variety of way s both personally and professionally. Among many other things, it can offer increased communication skills, practical work experience, and closer relationships with fellow students, faculty and staff.
Whatever your goals may be for participating in a campus employment experience, we are here to help you find a position, grow professionally, and show the community what it means to be a Comet! We believe student employment to be a worthy pursuit and are here to serve as your number one resource throughout the entire journey.
Ready to Find a Job?
Searching for a student employment position is easier than ever. All jobs are listed in Handshake where you can upload a resume and apply directly through the portal.
For more detailed information, including eligibility requirements, we encourage you to visit our Find a Job page using the link below.
Search jobs, events and more through our comprehensive career services platform, Handshake.
Contact the Student Employment Team:
Federal Work-Study Questions:firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Verifications: email@example.com
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, SSB31
Richardson, TX 75080
Student Services Building (SSB) 3.300
M – F | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
University Police: 972-883-2222
Emergency Management: 972-883-2420
Recorded Information: 972-883-7669
University Village: 972-792-9100
Maintenance Request: 972-883-2147
UT Dallas Police
The UT Dallas Police Department is a fully commissioned police department. All UT Dallas police officers are classified as State Peace Officers, commissioned by the University of Texas System Police.
Reporting Discrimination, Harassment
Submit a report to Institutional Compliance, Equity, and Title IX Initiatives regarding potential violations of the University’s Nondiscrimination Policy and/or Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Student Counseling Center
Visit the Student Counseling Center to meet with a counselor.
Room: RHN (Residential Hall North) 2.0S3
24/7 Crisis Hotlines
1-800-273-TALK – Suicide Prevention Hotline
Helping a Friend
The Student Counseling Center provides tips for helping a friend in distress.
Student Ombuds Office
The Student Ombuds Office is a confidential, impartial, independent and informal resource for students to share concerns, seek advice and raise questions or complaints about any aspect of their college experience.
Student Attorney Services
SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION
The Student Wellness Center provides educational programming and events throughout the academic year that address consent, sexual assault prevention, dating and domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment.
The UT Dallas Police Department offers Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training.
The Crime Prevention Unit offers many free programs, such as VIN etching, safety escorts, safety fairs and more.
UT Dallas will send text alerts in the event of an emergency, inclement weather or a disruption in normal operations. The message will be sent to the mobile numbers listed in the records of students, faculty and staff. Parents and others can sign up by texting UTDALERT to 888777.
The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive, all-hazards approach through all cycles of an emergency — preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
EMERGENCY REFERENCE GUIDE
The Office of Emergency Management lists guidelines for handling a variety of emergencies — from bomb threats to utility interruption.
The Student Health Center (SHC) provides primary and preventative care to currently enrolled students who have paid the medical services fee along with their tuition. Our caring staff of licensed medical providers is committed to keeping the UTD community healthy and believes that health and wellness information complements the academic success of students.
Student Health Center
The services provided at the Student Counseling Center can be a useful tool in creating and maintaining your sense of health and overall well-being. We provide a safe, affirming and non-judgmental environment in which you can openly explore your concerns. The Student Counseling center utilizes a short-term model, and our services are goal-focused and brief. Our services focus on resources, solutions and strategies to deal with your concerns.
Initial appointments must be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Our services are confidential and not part of scholastic records. There is no charge for currently enrolled UT Dallas students.
Nearly every student experiences something that impacts their sense of well-being while in college and experiences of marginalization and oppression often exacerbate these concerns. Reasons why students may seek help include:
- Anxiety and Stress
- Relationship concerns (romantic, friendships, work and academic)
- Family conflict
- Sexual assault and interpersonal violence
- Compulsive behaviors (pornography, substance use, over/under eating, etc.)
- Feelings of low self-esteem/self-worth
- Uncertainty about future plans
- Gender identity exploration
- Questions related to sexuality and sexual orientation
- Racial identity development
- Experiences of marginalization and oppression (racism, transphobia, ableism, etc)
- Stress and trauma related to sociopolitical environment
- Acculturation and culture shock
- Academic concerns
- Overwhelming feelings of stress
- Grief and loss
- Thoughts of suicide and self harm
Your initial visit is called an initial evaluation . During this session, you will discuss your concerns and goals for treatment. The counselor will also ask questions about your life, including your medical and family history. This session will assist both you and your counselor in deciding how you can best be helped. The following are a list of the possible services that may be included in your prescribed treatment plan:
- Brief Individual counseling
- Group counseling
- Couples counseling
- Referral to another on-campus resource/office
Confidentiality and Records
Laws and ethical guidelines require that all interactions with the Student Counseling Center, including content of your sessions, your records, scheduling of or attendance at appointments, and progress in counseling are confidential. No record of counseling is contained in any academic, educational or job placement file. While information will not be released to anyone outside the Student Counseling Center without your written permission, in order to provide you with the best possible treatment, we may confer with clinical professionals within the UT Dallas Student Counseling Center. Counseling records are maintained for seven years, after which time they are destroyed.
Exceptions to Confidentiality
There are some exceptions to confidentiality. Specifically, we are legally required to disclose information to:
- Protect you or someone else from imminent danger
- Report suspected abuse of minors, the elderly, or persons with disabilities
- Respond to a court subpoena
- If there is known or suspected sexual exploitation of a client by a past therapist
In any of these situations, your counselor would reveal only the information needed to resolve the immediate crisis or risk of danger. If your counselor believes you are in danger of hurting yourself or others, your counselor may contact appropriate medical and/or legal authorities.
The UT Dallas International Center provides access to quality international education that impacts all of UT Dallas by building and cultivating strategic partnerships locally and abroad; supporting the success of international students and scholars; and developing safe and meaningful opportunities for students, faculty and staff to interact with peers and colleagues across the globe.