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Admissions Tests

Undergraduate Admission Tests

Students seeking admission to UT Arlington who have no previous college-level work or students who have completed less than 30 college hours are required to submit either Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores or American College Test (ACT) scores to the Admissions Office (817-272-3565). Students who have completed 30 or more college hours at another university or college are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission.

All prospective students from countries other than the United States who are not immigrants and have not been granted permanent residency must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores in addition to SAT or ACT scores.

Rank in High School Graduating Class

Minimum Acceptable SAT Score

Minimum Acceptable ACT Score

Top Quarter

No Minimum

No Minimum

Second Quarter



Third Quarter

Individual Review

Individual Review

Fourth Quarter

Individual Review

Individual Review 

Home School/No Rank*



*Students from schools that do not rank must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA.

Meeting the above minimum university admissions requirements does not guarantee admission.  In addition, students who are granted admission to the university are not guaranteed admission to a specific academic program.

Graduate Admissions Tests

Students applying for Graduate admission to UT Arlington are required to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to the Graduate Admissions Office. For Graduate admission in the College of Business Administration, The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score, instead of the GRE score, is required. An exception to this requirement is the graduate program in economics which accepts the GRE or GMAT. Some programs also require a score on the GRE subject test in the major field, this requirement, if applicable, is stated under the individual departmental or program requirements included in the Graduate Catalog.

In addition to the GRE or GMAT, an applicant whose native language is not English must submit a score of at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an acceptable score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE-A). The graduate program in biology requires a minimum score of 575 on the TOEFL. Official TOEFL scores may not be older than two years. An applicant holding either a bachelor's or a master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university is not required to submit a TOEFL score.

Other tests such as the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and TSE are required in addition to the GRE, GMAT, or TOEFL for admission to certain graduate programs. Consult individual departmental and program descriptions for this information.