Federation of North Texas Area Universities

Established in 1968 to promote inter-institutional collaboration, the Federation provides TWU degree-seeking graduate students access to the combined graduate course offerings of three major universities and the convenience of seamless cross-registration with the assistance of Federation Representatives in each graduate school. When taking courses through the Federation, TWU students earn TWU credit; the courses appear on their TWU transcript, and they pay TWU tuition.

What do graduate students say about the Federation?

2022 Graduate Student Virtual Research Symposium

Hosted by Texas Woman’s University,
Friday, April 22, 2022

Poster presentations now available for viewing on the Federation Symposium Site!

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business

  • 1st place: Jess Walls (TWU) Music Education, Master's
  • 2nd place: Christina Salazar (TWU) Reading Education, Doctoral
  • 3rd place: Gladys Katubiya (A&M-C) Business Analytics, Master's

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

  • 1st place: Anne Davenport (A&M-C) Biology, Doctoral
  • 2nd place: Parker Gutjahr (TWU) Nutrition, Doctoral
  • 3rd place: Erica Garcia (TWU) Molecular Biology, Doctoral


Who may participate?

Master’s and doctoral students from the three Federation institutions may participate. Each university will be allotted space for 20 posters. Once a university has reached 20 posters, additional registrants from that university will be added to a waitlist. After the deadline, students from the waitlist may be invited to participate if there are open spaces available.

  • Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • The University of North Texas

Registration information

All virtual TWU attendees must complete this TWU online registration form (must be logged into Google Drive). This includes:

  • Student presenters — Students will be asked to include an abstract. Students presenting a poster together must register separately and list their co-presenter(s). Any award would be divided between all presenters.
  • Judges
  • Guests

There are no registration fees. Registration extended until March 25, 2022 for judges. Student participant registration extended for waitlist only.

Award information

Awards are given in two categories:

  1. Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business
  2. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • 1st Place – $500
  • 2nd Place – $250
  • 3rd Place – $100

Summer and Fall 2022 registration

Graduate students from A&M-Commerce, TWU and UNT who are admitted to a master’s or doctoral program or pursuing certification may cross-register in graduate level courses that are being used toward their current degree program.

  • UNT begins Summer and Fall registration on March 21, 2022
  • TWU begins Summer and Fall registration on March 29, 2022
  • A&M-C begins Summer and Fall registration on March 23, 2022

TWU students

  1. Select your class from the Class Schedules:
    * A&M-Commerce Schedule of Classes (Select term from the drop-down menu.)
    * UNT Schedule of Classes (Under Option 1, choose public online class search)
  2. Check with your graduate advisor to confirm that the class you wish to take will meet your specific program requirements.
  3. Submit your request using the online cross-registration form
    You will receive confirmation from the TWU Federation Representative when your enrollment is complete. *Please allow 5–10 business days for your request to be processed.
  4. Review the Federation FAQ page for additional information


UNT students should go to the Federation Registration Information page to register for courses at A&M-Commerce or TWU.

A&M-Commerce students should contact Ms. DeRene Sutton (903-886-5163 or DeRene.Sutton@tamuc.edu) to register for courses at UNT or TWU.

Page last updated 9:37 AM, April 22, 2022