Frequently Asked Questions
If I enroll in the Finish@UT program, can I finish my degree faster than a traditional program?
The session lengths for Finish@UT courses range from 7-, 8-, or 15-weeks. How fast you complete the required coursework for your degree depends on how many courses you are able to transfer into your program, as well as how many Finish@UT courses you are able to take each session.
How long does it take to complete the Finish@UT program?
Just like a traditional degree, a lot of that is up to you. You’ll work with your advisor to build a degree plan and determine how many courses per session are right for you. After that your advisor can help you determine when you can expect to graduate.
What is the length of Finish@UT courses?
Finish@UT courses are offered in 7-, 8-, and 15-week sessions. UTA and UTPB offer Finish@UT courses in 8- and 15-week sessions. UTB offers Finish@UT courses in 15-week sessions in the fall and spring, and 5-week sessions in the summer. UTEP offers Finish@UT courses in 7-, 8-, and 15-week sessions. See the Academic Calendars for each institution for more detailed information on the specific session dates.
What courses are offered through the Finish@UT program?
Finish@UT offers a variety of courses ranging from communications and social science to history and criminal justice. Visit the Finish@UT courses list for more information on courses currently offered through this program. To search the semester schedule for Finish@UT, go to the Texas Information System (TIS). Please contact your advisor regarding taking courses outside of the Finish@UT program.
How many courses can I take per semester?
Students enrolled at UTA can take six credits per Finish@UT session. Students enrolled at UTB and UTPB can take 18 credits per session. Students enrolled at UTEP can take up to 21 credits in a semester. There are six Finish@UT sessions: two in fall (one at UTB), two in spring (one at UTB), and two in summer (two at UTEP and UTB, and one each at UTA and UTPB). Please visit the Academic Calendars for more information on session dates.
What if I haven't completed the General Education Core Curriculum requirements yet?
Once you are admitted to the university, your advisor will work with you to determine what courses you need to take before starting with your Finish@UT program. If you have not yet completed the requirements, additional online courses are offered by UT institutions via the UT Online Consortium (UTOC).
How can I tell if my previous coursework will transfer into a Finish@UT degree plan?
Your transcripts from previously attended schools will be evaluated once you apply for admission. Only courses in which you made a grade of C or higher will transfer. Finish@UT advisors are not able to review or evaluate students’ transcripts.
What is the cost of Finish@UT courses?
The cost of Finish@UT courses depends on the tuition and fees structures of the partner universities hosting them and is based on residency status. Visit the Finish@UT Cost and Financial Aid Information page for more details
Is financial aid available for the Finish@UT program?
In most cases, the same financial aid that is available to students for on-campus courses is also available for online courses. The financial aid process begins after you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is highly recommended that you apply for financial aid as soon as possible after submitting your admission application. Refer to the Finish@UT Cost and Financial Aid Information page for more details.