Information for First-Time Freshmen
Before You Apply
We can’t wait to meet you.
But we don’t want to rush you. We want you to make sure UT Arlington is the best fit for what you have planned. That could involve asking yourself a lot of questions. Good thing this site has a lot of answers.
Explore our majors
We have over 180 degree programs. Even if you don’t know which one you want to pursue, or if it changes after you enroll (which happens all the time), you should see all of the majors available to you.
Know where you stand
If you’re in the top 10 percent of your high school graduating class, good news, you’re automatically admissible. For those who didn’t graduate at that level, it’s important to know what other requirements and minimum test scores you need to be admitted.
Visit College Board to register and take the SAT. We also accept the ACT for admission purposes. Both the SAT and ACT offer practice tests on their websites. If you submit multiple tests we will use the highest score for admission purposes.
Visit and get connected
We make the rounds and are always out visiting high schools in Texas and out of state. And when we visit, we always bring a lot of insight, answers, and reading material with us. Check our high school visit schedule to see if we’ll be near you in the near future. Of course, you don’t have to wait for us. Nothing beats a visit to our campus.
Understand the residency requirements
You know where you’re coming from. But does the State of Texas know? Find out where you fall in the residency spectrum (resident, non-resident, international) and how that affects your residency requirements for admission.
Start thinking about money
College is an investment. But it’s not one you should have to worry about while you’re focusing on your studies. We can help you understand the cost of a UT Arlington education. And once you’re here, you’ll understand the value.