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Frequently Asked Questions

"The advising team is here to help you!"

Evelyn Permenter
Program Coordinator & Graduate Advisor, College of Business & Technology

Below is a listing of frequently asked questions arranged by topic.

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Course Delivery FAQs

Are these courses completely online?

Yes, all of the courses offered are 100% online.

How long are the classes?

All the courses offered in this program are 7 weeks in length.

Admission FAQs

How do I check my application status?

Candidates may check their status and review any outstanding tasks or documentation by going to

  1. In the Sign On box, enter your 10-digit user id and password. These must be entered exactly as they appeared in the email Admissions sent (case sensitive).
  2. In the Enterprise Menu box (upper left-hand corner), select System Access.
  3. In the System Access box, select Student Center.
  4. The To-Do List on the right of the screen shows the candidate all the remaining tasks to complete.
  5. Candidates can check their status by scrolling down to the Admissions area and selecting the View Status link.

How do I pay for my application fee?

You can pay your application fee online when you complete your application.

Do you accept transfer credits into your programs?

Transfer of graduate credit from a regionally accredited institution is limited to 9 hours for master's degrees. All transfer credit must have been completed with a grade of "B" or better and approved by the degree-granting program. Transfer credits for courses completed prior to admission to UT Tyler should be evaluated and approved during the first semester.

Am I eligible to apply if I live in another state?

The University of Texas System on behalf of The University of Texas at Tyler has made a "good faith effort" in pursuing state authorization from all 54 states and territories within the U.S. For UT Tyler to offer (online or correspondence) courses in a state other than Texas, UT Tyler must comply with that state's requirements. Verify if your state is authorized

Registration FAQs

How do I register for classes?

Registration instructions are available online.

How do I drop a course?

Instructions detailing how to drop a course are available online.

How many courses can I take at a time?

Students may take 1 or 2 courses during any 7-week term.

Financial Aid FAQs

How do I apply to financial aid?

Please see the financial aid page for instructions on applying for financial aid.

When should I submit my FASFA?

To help ensure your FAFSA is processed prior to your first expected start date, you should submit your FAFSA as soon as possible.

Technology FAQs

Is there technical assistance available in case I have trouble?

Students can access technical support by emailing Students should include the following information in their email to technical support:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Student ID

How do I access my online courses?

You can log into Blackboard at Your username and password are the same as your myUTTyler account and their Patriot Email Login.

What is myUTTyler?

myUTTyler is your student portal for a variety of activities, including:

  • Checking your admissions status
  • Enrolling for classes
  • Dropping classes
  • Viewing and paying your bill

The myUTTyler ID and password allows you to register for classes. You should receive an email after you submit your application that contains your myUTTyler ID and password. Activation of your Patriot account is required for login access to myUTTyler.

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How do I access my Patriot Email?

Students can login to their Patriot Email account at

Your application received, login credentials, and accept/deny communications will all go to the email you used when you applied. After admission, a student email account will be created for you. It takes about 24 hours after admission, and then it becomes your official communication channel, and all emails will go to that account.

How do I access the Library?

The Robert R. Muntz Library has over 180,000 books, subscriptions to over 500 print journals, and provides access to over 75,000 ejournals and over 165,000 eBooks.

A student can access the library by utilizing his/her Patriot's username and password. This is the same login you use for Blackboard and myUTTyler.

Graduation FAQs

How do I apply for graduation?

Please visit Applying for Graduation for instructions on applying to graduation.

Can I walk across the stage at graduation?

Yes, we encourage you to come to campus and partake in the graduation ceremony.

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