Discussion on University of Texas Dallas

The University of Texas, which was started in 1969, is currently a Tier 1 public research university. It is one of the many Universities under the University of Texas System and though it is relatively new, it has been able to establish itself as one of the best universities for engineering and management.

According to Times Higher Education Young University rankings, UT Dallas ranks first in the United States and number 21 in the world. The University offers various degrees through schools such as The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Naveen Jindal School of Management. For more information https://www.gyandhan.com/schools/university-of-texas-dallas

What is the GRE score required for UTD?

The average GRE scores accepted by UTD are -
150 - Verbal
163 - Quantitative
4.5 - Analytical Writing Assessment

However, these are average scores. You should aim to score more than this to increase your chances of admission.
You can refer to average GRE scores accepted by US universities here-

How will we receive our I-20 for the Fall session? are there any changes because of the COVID situation?

The university will send the initial I-20 electronically to your UT Dallas email ID. You can request for a physical I20 for your visa interview. You can either request an express mail service or the normal mail service. The regular mail service, though, takes more time, almost 2-4 weeks.

What is the acceptance rate for UTD?

If we pay the Sevis fee for one college then if we want to study in another college, do we need to pay the Sevis fee again?

So, is the student ID equal to UTD ID?

Yes. Log in to the ID for the electronic I20.

You will only need to pay the SEVIS transfer fee.

Are there on-campus jobs available for international students at UTD?

what’s the difference between OPT and CPT?

Yes, there are on-campus jobs available to international students. Though you will have to maintain a good profile and GPA to secure a job. I believe there are also eligibility criteria for the students to fulfill.

You can apply for CPT after one year of full time enrollment but before completing your degree. Whereas, for OPT, you have the option to apply for a job before, during or after course completion. STEM students get 24 month extension for their OPT. For other courses, its one year.

Hey, can you please tell what is the eligibility criteria for the on-campus jobs?

The eligibility criteria are pretty basic, like a valid F-1 status, unexpired I-20 from the university, and full enrollment in one of the programs. For more specific details, you should get in touch with the career center of the university.

Hey, I have a lot of questions regarding on-campus employment. Would appreciate the help.
When can we start employment? Because of financial constraints, I would prefer either on-campus or off-campus employment.

@avikaaa Are there any specified number of hours we are allowed to work?

@avikaaa Hey, I can help with these questions.
You can start employment almost 30-days before the start date mentioned in your I20 form.
Regarding the number of hours, you can work up to 20 hours (part-time) during the term and more than 20 hours (full-time) during summer or official school breaks.

Thanks for answering.
Does on-campus job include any specific job or we can apply for whatever we find?