Having Academic Difficulties? Need a Letter?
Sometimes serious personal problems interfere with one's ability to concentrate on studies. Although counselors want to be supportive when they can, students need to understand that counselors cannot help confirm difficulties of which they have no prior information or only very little knowledge.
If students have no counseling record other than an intake or a couple of counseling sessions, a letter may only confirm that the student came to the Counseling Center and disclosed difficulties that may or may not have affected academic performance earlier in the semester. This type of letter is usually not very helpful. However, if a student has been seen in counseling while experiencing these difficulties, counselors are more likely to be able to write a supportive letter.
Please talk to your counselor if you are experiencing personal difficulties that you believe are negatively impacting your academic performance.
The Counseling Center's staff of licensed/supervised psychologists and other mental health professionals are available by appointment, or in times of emergency.
To make an appointment, please come to the office to complete the initial Intake process.
You will need to complete four digital intake forms, available only at the Student Counseling Center. Once you have completed the forms, the administrative staff will schedule you for your first appointment, called an Intake. This appointment will last approximately 30-35 minutes. Intake forms may not be completed during the 30 minutes prior to the center closing.
During the Intake appointment, you will discuss your concerns and goals for treatment. This session will help both you and your counselor decide how you can best be helped. These services may consist of individual, couples or group counseling or possibly a referral to an on or off-campus service that may be more appropriate to your needs.
All appointments are confidential and are for currently enrolled students.
To learn more about what to expect in counseling, read Information about Counseling.
If you arrive more than 10 minutes late for any appointment, you will be asked to reschedule.
For mental health emergencies that cannot wait until business hours, call the UT Dallas Police Department at 972-883-2222 for information on accessing the mental health professional on call.