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 students must attend Honors Orientation. Please visit the Freshman Orientation website for details on registering for Orientation and updates on how Orientation will be conducted this year. Students must be registered for Honors Orientation and complete the Pre-Orientation Module in eLearning before they can register for classes. Collegium V Honors Students are able to register for courses with their academic advisor before they attend Honors Orientation so it is important to check your emails for updates and deadlines. 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. If you have AP scores on record with UT Dallas you do not have to complete the ALEKS. If you are waiting for scores from senior year it is recommended that you complete the ALEKS now to avoid delays in registration. 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. If you would like to take the CS Placement Test you will need to review the ECS FAQ page and then reach out to your academic advisor for assistance.
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 online during the month of May. You should take advantage of early registration and do not need to wait until orientation. Each department will initiate the registration process by contacting you at your UT Dallas email during the last week of April or first week of May; begin checking this account daily to ensure you do not miss any updates or deadlines from Collegium V or your Academic Advising Office. All correspondence with your academic advisor must be sent from your UT Dallas email.
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.