About Comet Connection

The Comet Connection is a program for Texas community college students who know they want to complete a bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas at Dallas. This unique program invites transfer students to become acquainted with the many services available to UT Dallas students while beginning to build a close association with the University. All two-year colleges in the state of Texas are participating partners in the UT Dallas Comet Connection program.

Opportunities unique to Comet Connection members:

  • Tuition Savings: Participate in the UT Dallas Guaranteed Tuition Plan.
  • Deferred Admission: Defer admission for up to 12 months.
  • Degree Completion: Transfer UT Dallas course credit back to your community college to complete your associate degree.
  • Early Advising: Meet one-on-one with UT Dallas academic advisors.
  • Career Preparation: Access to pre-health professions and pre-law advising centers.
  • Library Privileges: Use the UT Dallas Library through the TexShare program.
  • Student Discounts: Join us at campus and athletic events and get the Comet Connection student rate.
Join Comet Connection+

Step 1
When choosing Texas community college courses, reference the UT Dallas transfer plans to guide you towards classes that will directly apply to your bachelor’s degree.

Step 2
Join Comet Connection

  • Complete a minimum of 12 hours at your community college.
  • Be in good standing with your community college.
  • Download and fill out the Comet Connection agreement form.
  • Have an academic advisor at your community college sign the agreement form.
  • Return the form to the UT Dallas Office of Admission and Enrollment Services.

Step 3
Apply to UT Dallas

  • Complete a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours at your community college.
  • Submit the following documents to UT Dallas:
    • ApplyTexas application for transfer admission and official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended prior to posted deadlines.
    • Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. You may have this fee waived by attending Preview Friday. Application fees already paid cannot be reimbursed.

Step 4
Enroll at UT Dallas

  • Declare your intent to enroll.
  • Register for transfer orientation.
  • Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor.
  • For Comet Connection members, admission is valid for 12 months from the semester of admission. Comet Connection students who plan to defer enrollment must submit a Petition for Undergraduate Deferment of Admission form, which is located under the Admission Forms folder in their Galaxy account. Deferment requests must be filed by census day of the original application term.
Lock In Your Tuition+

Lock in your tuition – Guaranteed
As a Comet Connection member, you can lock in your tuition rate for five years from the time your signed Comet Connection agreement is processed. Tuition is charged at an hourly rate for up to 15 credit hours. Additional hours do not incur a further charge for tuition. For more information, go to UT Dallas’ Guaranteed Tuition Plan website.

Deadlines for U.S. Citizens and Residents

Tuition Lock Enrollment Date

Fixed Tuition Rate

Final Semester of Fixed Tuition Rate

January 1 – June 30, 2016

Fall 2015 Summer 2020

July 1 – December 31, 2016

Fall 2016 Summer 2021

January 1 – June 30, 2017

Fall 2016 Summer 2021

July 1 – December 31, 2017

Fall 2017 Summer 2022

January 1 – June 30, 2018

Fall 2017 Summer 2022

More Information

For University admission criteria, visit the admission requirements page.

For more information about the Comet Connection, contact a pre-admissions counselor at 972-883-2270 or 1-800-889-2443 or email [email protected].

Houston Counselors

Guy Graugnard

Karla Bownds

The University of Texas at Dallas | Office of Admission and Enrollment 1-972-883-2270
Student Services Bldg | 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080-3021 1-800-889-2443