Forms and Applications

The information below is provided to assist current undergraduate engineering students with commonly used applications and forms.

Flag Requirements

Undergraduate students are expected to complete flag requirements within their first or second year while enrolled at UT Austin. The School of Undergraduate Studies website contains further information on how to complete flag requirements.

Frequently asked questions about flag requirements:

What is a UT Austin flag requirement?

UT Austin believes that every undergraduate student should be exposed to a set of skills and experiences in preparation for a complex world. To this end, all undergraduates at UT are required to earn flags, or courses that include a substantial focus on one of the following six areas:

  • Cultural Diversity in the United States
  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Global Cultures
  • Independent Inquiry
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Writing

Why do I need to complete UT Austin flag requirements?

All engineering undergraduate students will eventually be required to earn two flags in writing and one flag in each of the other areas.

Please consult with your academic advisor to determine which flags are required for your major and catalog, and to learn about how you may earn each flag in the process of completing your major, core, and other degree requirements. You can also view requirements by catalog online.

What if I have already completed a course that potentially meets flag requirements?

Students may use the Flag Petition website to access the online Flag Petition form. Before submitting a petition, please read all of the information provided to learn what kind of courses may and may not be petitioned, and please read the criteria for the Flag you are petitioning to ensure that you understand the requirements for that flag.

What if my petition is denied?

Please review the following steps to determine which options best serve your needs.

  • Complete a course in-residence which will fulfill the flag requirement.
  • Research the Flag requirements to have a better understanding of your remaining flag requirements.
  • If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Engineering Student Services.

Concurrent Enrollment

An engineering student must have the approval of the Dean via an online application approved by Engineering Student Services (formerly SAO) before registering concurrently at another institution, either for coursework in residence or for a distance education course.

A  student may not enroll concurrently in any course counting toward their degree during the semester he or she will be graduating. Advising at ESS

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Foreign Language Requirement Waiver

The Cockrell School of Engineering and The University of Texas require two units (three are recommended) of a foreign language in high school for admission. Both units must be in a single foreign language. Transfer students who were admitted to the university without meeting the high school unit requirements must submit a request to waive this deficiency at Engineering Student Services. Advising at ESS

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Students must confirm the first semester they are eligible to graduate by completing a form. A student is considered eligible to graduate if they can complete all course requirements by registering for 12 semester hours or fewer. Advising at ESS

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Change of Major/Internal Transfer

Internal transfer describes the process of a currently enrolled undergraduate student at UT Austin moving from one college to another, or within the Cockrell School from one major to another. Admission is competitive and based on space availability. Advising at ESS

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Students in the Cockrell School are allowed to minor in any field for which the university offers a minor option. A minor is not required as part of any engineering degree program. Students should apply for their minor before submitting their graduation application.

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Students must receive departmental advisor approval to take courses on a pass/fail basis. Please see Guidelines for 2010-2016 Catalog Students or Guidelines for 2004-2010 Catalog Students. Please note the Pass/Fail application deadline in the university academic calendar. Advising at departments.

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Registration for Over 17 Hours

An engineering student may not enroll in more than 17 hours of coursework in a semester, except with the approval of the Dean via online application approved by Engineering Student Services. After a student applies and a decision is made, the student will be notified by email to check his or her status. Advising at ESS

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Repetition of a Course

An undergraduate in the Cockrell School who has not earned admission into the major sequence may not enroll in any course required by the engineering degree plan more than twice. A symbol of Q or W counts as an enrollment unless it is recognized as nonacademic by the Dean’s office. To request permission to enroll in a course for a third or more attempt, a student must submit a written appeal. Advising at ESS

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Undergraduates Taking Graduate Courses

Students may enroll in graduate courses for undergraduate credit, assuming they meet certain conditions and Engineering Student Services has approved their application. An undergraduate student enrolled in a graduate course is subject to all university regulations affecting undergraduates. Advising at ESS

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Engineering Student Services

Contact Engineering Student Services (ESS) for answers about policies, procedures, support services and programs.

Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER), 2.848 
Street Address: 2501 Speedway
Phone: 512-471-4321
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m

Department Advising

To contact advisors within your department, visit the Departmental Advising Offices page.

Apply to the Cockrell School

For Cockrell School admissions information, visit Undergraduate Admissions.

To apply to The University of Texas at Austin, visit Be a Longhorn.

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