Incoming Student Resources
Accept your CV Admission
Collegium V admissions decisions will be emailed to students by mid-March. Admitted students must complete the on-boarding survey which will be included in their admissions email. Once students have completed the entire survey, they will be sent a confirmation email that includes important deadlines and a link to this website. It is important to read through and complete all of the required steps below by the specified deadlines.
Incoming students are encouraged to apply for housing as early as possible. The priority deadline for housing is detailed on the First Year Housing website, but we encourage students to apply now. Collegium V students that have been assigned on-campus housing will automatically be placed into Honors Housing which is located in Residence Hall South. If you would like to live in a Living Learning Community, you may opt out of Honors Housing. All Collegium V students are welcome to attend CV events in Residence Hall South.
Please note that all completed housing applications received prior to the priority deadline will be considered based on the date of the application. After the priority deadline, consideration will be given based on the date of application and proximity to campus. While incoming Collegium V students are automatically placed into Honors Housing, space is limited and students should apply early. Please visit the First Year Housing website for more information about applying for on-campus housing.
All Collegium V students must attend the Honors Orientation. Dates for Honors Orientation for Fall 2020 are August 12 and 13. You must be registered for Honors Orientation and complete the Pre-Orientation Module in eLearning before you will be able to register for classes. If you have already registered for a different orientation, you will need to switch to the Honors Orientation. Detailed instructions for registering for or switching to Honors Orientation can be found here. Students traditionally register for fall classes at orientation. However, due to the priority registration offered by Collegium V, our students are able to begin registering for classes at Early Registration Day on May 1 or with their academic advisor via email beginning on May 4. Please see the Prior to Registration and Early Registration sections below for details on removing holds and the registration process.
Prior to Registration
All incoming students will have holds on their UT Dallas account that prevent them from registering for classes. These holds are in place to ensure you complete the required steps prior to registration and get all of the necessary documentation submitted to the university. The main holds placed on a new student’s account are listed below:
Cannot Register Online Hold: This hold will remain on a student’s account throughout their first year as all new students are required to register with their academic advisor.
International Student Holds: All incoming students born outside the United States must have an IGRA blood test (QuantiFeron or T-Spot) for TB screening to rule out TB, prior to registering for classes their first semester at UT Dallas. The TB skin test will not be accepted. You can find additional information here. All international students must also attend International Orientation. You will need to work with your Collegium V advisor to have your International Orientation hold removed for early registration.
UT Dallas Email: All official university correspondence must be conducted through your UT Dallas email. It is important that you begin checking your UT Dallas email daily once you are admitted to Collegium V. We will send updates and reminders about upcoming deadlines that need to be completed in order for you to get registered for classes and honors orientation. Please visit this website if you need additional assistance setting up your email.
ALEKS Math Placement: Any students wishing to take algebra, applied calculus, trigonometry, pre-calculus, or standard calculus must complete the ALEKS Math Placement assessment. Nearly all incoming UT Dallas students are required take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam. You can find more information including a helpful FAQ on this website. Students must take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam proctored; additional information regarding online proctoring can be found here.
CS Placement Test: All students with majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science are required to take at least one programming course (CS/CE 1337 or CS 1325 depending on your major). Students have the option to bypass the prerequisite courses by passing the C++ Computer Science Placement Test which you may take only one time. If you believe you have AP, IB, or transfer credit for the prerequisite course you will need to work with your academic advisor. Students are able to take the CS Placement Test through Examity from home prior to early registration. First you will need to self-enroll into the exam course in eLearning by following these steps. Once you have enrolled in the exam course in eLearning you will need to review this guide for using and setting up your Examity account. There is a fee associated with using Examity which you can find more information about here.
Test & Transfer Credit: For AP, IB, and CLEP credit, UT Dallas must receive an official score report from the testing agency that provided the examination. UT Dallas does not accept examination credit from other higher education institution transcripts. All official scores should be submitted to UT Dallas as soon as they are available. For transfer credit earned at a community college or other university, students must submit an official transcript to UT Dallas. It is important to submit all completed scores and transcripts prior to registration; please submit any scores or transcripts from the spring or summer semesters as soon as they are available. Once you begin taking classes at UT Dallas, you must have all off-campus courses pre-approved with your academic advisor.
Freshman Mentor Program: Incoming first year students are encouraged to request a Freshman Mentor. The mission of the Freshman Mentor Program is to increase academic engagement, involvement in the campus community, and Comet spirit while assisting freshmen with the transition to college life. In the Freshman Mentor Program, incoming freshman are provided a personal mentor that will meet with them regularly during their first two semesters at UT Dallas. Details for requesting a Freshman Mentor can be found online here.
All incoming students should verify their major in Orion to confirm everything is correct. If you wish to change to a new major, it is important to do so prior to registering for classes as some schools have differential admission requirements. You can find details on verifying your current major and how to change your major in Orion here.
Honors students will register with their academic advisor between May 1 and May 27. If you have not enrolled in classes by May 27, you will not be able to do so until July 1. We are working to host a Virtual Early Registration Day on May 1 for students to work with their advisors on registration; it is the fastest way to complete registration with your advisor. Additional information will be emailed to all incoming Collegium V student’s UT Dallas email address. Please note, Virtual Early Registration Day is different from Orientation and does not exclude you from attending Honors Orientation in August. Early Registration Day is only for students who are admitted to Collegium V.
If you are unable to attend Virtual Early Registration Day, you will register for classes with your academic advisor via email beginning on May 4 through May 27. All correspondence with your academic advisor must be sent from your UT Dallas email. Each department will initiate the registration process by contacting you at your UT Dallas email; begin checking this account daily to ensure you do not miss any updates or deadlines.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Katy Jordan via phone or email at (972)883-4205 or email@example.com.
Collegium V Advising & Appointments
Students are required to meet with their CV Advisor at least once per academic year to review their progress toward completing the CV honors requirements that are detailed in the Guidebook. We have a Four-Year Plan to help guide you through things to consider each year. Please use this as a tool for what is expected of you and what you can expect from your Collegium V Advisor.
Collegium V students will have a CV Advisor and an Academic Advisor with their major department.