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What is an Audit or a Check-In?

As per the UT Dallas Catalog all students are encouraged to meet with their advisor upon completing a certain amount of hours, these meetings are known as audits. Students have a hold on their accounts upon reaching 45-credit hours and again upon reaching 75-credit hours.  The School of ATEC has re-named these audits as check-ins and are mandatory Qualtrics surveys emailed to you by your advisors.

Concentration Check-In (45-Hour Audit)

The "Concentration Check-In" is a mandatory survey that let's the administration know if you will be officially declaring your intent to stay on the Design & Production/ATEC-General Concentration and/or are aware of the necessary information needed to declare a specialized Concentration (i.e. Animation & Games, Critical Media Studies or Emerging Media Art).

Have a hold that says "45 Hour Degree Audit Required"? CLICK HERE

Pre- Capstone Check-In (75-Hour Audit)

The "Pre-Capstone Check-In" is a mandatory survey for students that have 15 courses or less remaining on their degree plan. This survey provides you with the necessary information about your Capstone requirements and procedures. The intent of this survey is to give you a heads-up that you will be eligible to submit your Capstone Proposal soon.

Have a hold that says "See advisor for degree audit"?  CLICK HERE

Graduation Audit (Prior Graduating Semester)

Students is required to make a Graduation Audit appointment with their assigned advisor the semester prior to their graduating semester. During this audit the advisor will review course registration for graduating semester and ensure that all degree requirements are being met at that time. After appointment the student will be made eligible to apply for graduation if nothing is pending. Advisors will generally send reminder emails to set-up Graduation Audit appointment.

Graduating this semester?

Complete your Graduation Audit here: bit.ly/ATECGraduationAudit.

Policies Reviewed in Check-In

If you have completed either one of these surveys, you were asked to review some policies. You will find the list of those policies below. If you have any questions or concerns about these policies, refer to the UT Dallas Catalog and/or contact your academic advisor.

UNIV 2020-Comets to the Core

You may have to complete Comets to the Core. It is a co-curricular project in which students work in interdisciplinary teams of 4 to propose a solution to a complex world problem. A baseline measure is collected from all incoming first-time freshmen during their first semester of their first year at UT Dallas. A second measure will be obtained during student's third year. Transfer students complete the project once during their first semester at UT Dallas. Participation/completion of project is a graduation requirement. Information if you have to complete this project will be sent to your UT Dallas email.

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24/30 Rule

The 24/30 Rule states that 24 of my last 30 credit hours must be taken at UTD and no classes may be taken off campus during your final semester.

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Texas Three Course Repeat Rule

The Texas Three Course Repeat Rule states that I am limited to three enrollment attempts, including withdrawals, for any specific class. I understand that the University will charge me out-of-state tuition for the third attempt.

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Texas 6-Withdrawals Rule

The Texas 6-Withdrawals Rule states that I will not be permitted to withdraw from more than six courses, including any course from which I have withdrawn at another Texas public institution of higher education.

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Execessive Hours Policy

The Excessive Hours Policy states that if I am classified as a resident and enrolled for the first time in Fall 2006 or later, I may attempt a maximum of 30 semester credit hours above the 120 credit hours required for the completion of the degree. This includes withdrawals ('W', 'WL', and non-academic withdrawals) and non-passing grades, in addition to successfully completed classes while paying Texas resident tuition.

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