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Office of the Registrar

Frequently Asked Questions

  1.  How do I contact the Registrar’s Office?

    By Mail:
    The University of Texas at Tyler
    Office of the Registrar, ADM 221
    3900 University Blvd.
    Tyler, Texas 75799

    By Telephone or Fax:

    Phone: 903.566.7180
    Fax: 903.566.7180

    On the Web:


  2. What are the office hours?

    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Special hours for registration dates will be posted in the Academic Calendar.

  3. What is myUTTyler?

    myUTTyleris the online student registration and information system. From the myUTTyler Portal, the Student Center provides an overview of the student's information and quick links to more detailed information.  Under the Student Center link, you can register for classes, check course availability or your schedule, obtain an unofficial transcript, view your Patriot Advisement Report (PAR) and grades, view/accept financial aid, view admission status, view/pay tuition and fee bill, access 1098T form, check holds, view your to do list and more!

  4. Why are the Patriot Account and Patriot Email important to me?

    Students must activate their Patriot Account before they can log in to myUTTyler , Patriot Email, Patriot Air, BlackBoard, Patriot Webspace, Library computers and services, and other on-campus computers.  The Patriot Account is the source of the common password for all of these accounts.

    Students should check their Patriot Email account regularly.  The Patriot Email account is the official method for faculty, staff and administration to communicate with the student body.  Important information that may require action on the student's part will be sent to their Patriot Email.  Students are expected to be aware of communications received at their Patriot Email account.

    Information about the Patriot Email account.
  5. How do I log into myUTTyler?

    To log into myUTTyler, use your Patriot Account user name and password.  Your Patriot Account must be activated before you can log into myUTTyler.  To activate your Patriot Account, go to  To change your password, visit the Campus Computing Services Lab in BUS 101 or send an email to  Please include the following information:

    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Student ID Number
  6. How do I register for courses online in myUTTyler?

    Steps are included in the General Registration Tutorial available here.

  7. How do I view or obtain a copy of my class schedule?

    To obtain a copy of your schedule, select the myUTTyler link from UT Tyler's website (  To login successfully, you will need to know your Patriot Account user name and password.  Once you have logged in, choose the Student Home Page link and choose the Student Center link on the right side of the page.  Choose Class Schedule in the drop down box in the Academics section of Student Center and click the Go button (the double right arrows).  You may then print the schedule from your browser.  You can also visit the Enrollment Service Center (ADM 230) and bring a photo ID with you.

  8. What is my 'Catalog Year' and can I change it?

    Please reference our website for information about your Catalog Year.

  9. How do I change my Major, Minor or Sub-Plan?

    If a student desires to change from one major, minor or sub-plan to another, they must complete either a Change of Major (majors and sub-plans) or Change of Minor form.  These forms are available at the Enrollment Service Center (ADM 230)  or online. Each College has a separate Change of Major form.

    If a student desires to change from one graduate program to another graduate program, the student must complete the Graduate Change of Program form and take it to the current advisor. The graduate change of program form is available online.

  10. What is a Sub-Plan?

    Sub-plans are teacher certifications, areas of specialization or other types of special optional tracks associated with specific majors and minors.  For example, the different types of teacher certification Interdisciplinary Studies students can choose between (Special Education EC-12, 4-8 Math/Science Certification, etc.) and the News Editorial or Public Relations options available to Journalism students are all sub-plans.

  11. Does my major require me to have a Minor or Sub-Plan?

    Only certain degrees require a minor or sub-plan.  Students should reference the Catalog AND speak with their Academic Advisor to find out if they are required to have a minor or sub-plan.  Many majors have available sub-plans that are strictly optional.

    Students who are not required to have a minor or sub-plan, but wish to add one to their degree plan, should consult with their Academic Advisor about how the additional hours will affect their time to graduation, overall credit hour requirements, and programs such as Timely Graduation Contracts or the Tuition Rebate for Qualified Undergraduate Students.

  12. Can I have a double major or pursue two degrees concurrently?

    Yes, students are allowed to pursue a single degree with a double major or two degrees concurrently. Full policy details area available in the 2012-2014 Catalog.

  13. What is grade forgiveness and how do I file?

    Please reference our website for information about grade forgiveness.

  14. What is Census Date and why is it important?

    Please reference our website for information about the Census Date.

  15. How can I obtain verification of enrollment?

    Requests for loan deferments and enrollment verifications can be placed through the National Student Clearinghouse.  to request a loan deferment or enrollment verification.

    Please note: Loan deferments and enrollment verifications can be processed after the Census Date each semester.

    The Census Date for each semester can be found on the Academic Calendar.

  16. How do I change my name?

    To change your name, complete a Request to Change Student Record Information form which is available at the Enrollment Service Center (ADM 230) or on our website.

    When submitting a name change, include original or legal documents, or certified copies, as indicated here.  Please include a copy of your photo ID.

  17. How do I change my address?

    Students may change their address online via their Student Center in the myUTTyler system.

  18. How do I file for graduation?

    To file for graduation, please take the following steps detailed here.

  19. How do I obtain an official transcript?

    Requests for official transcripts can be placed through the National Student Clearinghouse.

    The release of your transcript is subject to any holds you may have on your record.  

    If you prefer to pick up your transcript in person, transcripts are available at the Enrollment Services Center (ADM 230) between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Photo ID is required.

  20. How do I drop or withdraw from a course or courses?

    Last Day to Drop Any or All Classes:

    The last day to drop classes for each semester is listed on the Academic Calendar.

    Before the census date of Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters students may drop courses by completing a Registration Form. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to discuss options before dropping courses.  Students who are unable to come to campus in person must submit a written request to drop a course.  The request should contain the student’s name, student identification number, course(s) from which the student wishes to withdraw, date, copy of the student’s photo ID and signature. The request will be processed as of the date received.

    Requests can be mailed to UT Tyler, Office of the Registrar, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799 or faxed to 903.565.5705, or emailed from the student’s Patriot email address to  Email requests from the student’s Patriot email address do not require either a copy of the student’s photo ID or a signature.  As a courtesy, students are encouraged to inform the instructor for the course that they are dropping the class.

    Dropping a class after the census date of Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters requires a drop form.  Drop forms are available at the Enrollment Services Center (ADM 230).  The drop form must be signed by the course instructor, the department chair, or the major college Dean.  All drops at this time should be for urgent, serious and compelling reasons, and proper documentation is required. 

    The drop process is not complete until the signed drop form is returned to the Enrollment Services Center (ADM 230). Students should take care to assure their form is filled out exactly as they wish it to be processed prior to submission. Once processed, drops are final.

    Dropping or withdrawing from classes may affect financial aid eligibility, veteran’s benefits, athletic eligibility or international student status. Students should consult with those departments prior to dropping or withdrawing.