U T Dallas

Admissions Information Related to COVID-19

In an effort to support social distancing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Office of Admission and Enrollment has moved virtually. While our campus may be closed, our undergraduate admission counselors and staff are ready to help you. If you are a prospective first-time-in-college freshman or transfer student, you can visit our counselor locator page to find your undergraduate admission counselor. Feel free to email them directly or send any questions to [email protected]. You can also schedule a virtual pre-admission counseling appointment. For graduate applications support, please contact the graduate departments directly.

Visit our undergraduate virtual resources webpage and the undergraduate admissions C19-FAQ for up-to-date information. We appreciate your understanding — please stay safe and healthy.

Karla Bownds

Contact Info

Name: Karla Bownds

Region: North Houston Region

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 713-338-9921

Welcome Center: 972-883-2270


Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Alma Mater: The University of Texas at Dallas

College Major: Psychology

What is your favorite local restaurant?

Whenever I am in town I always stop for brunch at La Duni, my favorite Latin fusion place to eat. UT Dallas is at a perfect location and offers students an array of choices.

How did your college experience help shape who you are?

Attending UT Dallas as a first-generation college student really empowered me to become independent and make my own decisions. It also helped me learn about managing my time, taking on responsibility and stepping up to face my challenges.

What advice do you have for students beginning their college search?

I would recommend experiencing the environment of a university in person, not just from pictures online. This will be your home for at least the next four years. Why not invest in your future by taking the time to get to know everything a university has to offer?

The University of Texas at Dallas | Office of Admission and Enrollment 1-972-883-2270
Student Services Bldg | 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080-3021 1-800-889-2443