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The University of Texas at Tyler is an exciting campus of The University of Texas System offering excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. With an enrollment of more than 8,000 high-ability students, UT Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine. The university is ranked among the very best masters-level public universities in the western U.S. according to the latest U.S. News and World Report college rankings.

Financial Aid

Financial need is determined once you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is recommended that you file an application electronically on the FAFSA web site.

If you applied for financial aid for UT Austin (by completing the FAFSA) but plan to attend UT Tyler as part of the Coordinated Admission Program, you must make certain that UT Tyler is authorized to receive your FAFSA information.

If you did not originally designate UT Tyler to receive your information, you can make the correction to your FAFSA in one of several ways:

Options for Correcting Your FAFSA

Phone Correction

Call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.

You will need the Data Release Number (DRN) printed on your SAR to make the correction by phone.


Log in to your FAFSA at and select the Make FAFSA Corrections option. You will need a Federal Student Aid PIN to access and update your FAFSA information online. If you don't know your PIN, visit the Federal Student Aid PIN site for help.

Once you add the UT Tyler school code (011163) to your FAFSA information and submit your correction, the financial aid office at UT Tyler will be able to access your results and begin reviewing your aid application. Students must be admitted in order for the review process to begin. If UT Tyler needs additional information, the financial aid office will contact you via your Patriot e-mail account. Admitted students may also log in to myUTTyler to check their "To Do List" for items still needed.

On-Campus Housing

Students who have completed fewer than 60 credit hours at any junior college or university, including UT Tyler, are required to live on campus if facilities are available. (AP credit or credit-by-exam tests do not count towards the 60 credit hour total.)

Students who are required to live on campus may reside in University Pines, Patriot Village or Ornelas Hall. These are the only facilities that satisfy the residency requirement.

Exceptions may be made for students who meet the approved waiver requirement(s). A waiver request form may be obtained from the Residence Life Office.

Learn more about how you may be exempt from living on campus.

A waiver will be granted if you meet any one of the following conditions:

  • Live within 50 miles of Tyler with a parent or legal guardian
  • Are married
  • Are 21 or over or will be before the 12th class day
  • Have a medical disability that cannot be accommodated on campus
  • Have custody of a child and can provide the Housing Department with an original birth certificate of the child or custody documentation
  • Enrolled for eight or fewer semester credit hours during the fall and/or spring semesters
  • Students who meet one of the exemptions listed above and who wish to live off campus must submit a request for a waiver to the policy in writing to the Residence Life office. The Residence Life office must approve the waiver, even if it is a waiver for which the student automatically qualifies.

Even if you applied for on-campus housing at UT Austin, you will need to apply for housing at UT Tyler by completing the General Housing Application (pdf). Any deposits paid to UT Austin will not be transferable to UT Tyler. The university currently has available housing for the fall of 2015. There is no deadline for submitting the General Housing Application, but some floor plans fill quickly, so please apply as soon as possible in order to secure your housing preference.

For more information about on-campus housing and the residency requirement policy at UT Tyler, visit the UT Tyler Residence Life Office in UCN 210, call the office at 903-566-7008 or send an e-mail to

Placement Testing

Under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), undergraduate students entering Texas public institutions of higher education must be assessed for readiness to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework. Although some students will be exempt, others will be required to take the TSI Assessment.

UT Tyler must receive your TSI Assessment scores in order for you to attend orientation and register for classes at the university. If you are TSI exempt based on ACT, SAT or TAKS scores, those scores must be submitted to UT Tyler's Office of Admissions.

If you are deficient in any area of TSI, you will be required to enroll in developmental course work in the area of deficiency during your freshman year at UT Tyler. Developmental courses will not count toward the 30 credit hours that are required to successfully complete the Coordinated Admission Program.

Math Policy

Placement in a math course during your freshman year is based on SAT, ACT, TSI or local test scores taken prior to entering UT Tyler. You may be required to enroll in a developmental course if your scores are not deemed sufficient for college level math. The Advising Center will help determine which courses you'll need to take.

Contact the UT Tyler Advising Center at 903-566-7079 for more information.

Approved CAP Courses at UT Tyler (coming soon)

Many students are interested to find out what courses they can take during their freshman year at UT Tyler. Review the approved UT Tyler course listings (pdf) to find out what courses are available. If you are eligible to attend UT Tyler as part of CAP and you choose to attend the university, UT Tyler will contact you after you submit your online CAP agreement with information about orientation and class registration. Be sure to consult an academic advisor before making final decisions about the courses you take.

Visiting UT Tyler

Interested in learning more about UT Tyler? A campus visit is the best way to see what the university has to offer. Individual campus tours are available Monday through Friday. Register for a visit at Undergraduate Admissions Visit UT Tyler or call 903-566-7203 to schedule a visit.

Updated Fri, 2015-01-30 11:51 | Top

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Austin, TX 78713-8058

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