Freshmen Students

Follow these steps to complete your application for admissions as a freshmen.

Application Priority Dates

Fall: February 14
Spring: October 15
Summer: April 1

Applications are accepted after the priority dates. Please submit the application and required documents by the priority date for guaranteed consideration.

Admissions Applications

UTA accepts applications through ApplyTexas and The Common Application

Download Freshmen Admissions Checklist

Scholarship & Financial Aid Deadlines

Presidential Scholarship: December 1
Federal Student Aid: January 15
Maverick Academic Scholarship: February 14

Please note that some deadlines are earlier than application priority dates. You must submit your admissions application, along with all required documents to be considered for these scholarships. 

Learn More about Scholarships and Financial Aid

Eligibility Requirements for First Time Freshmen Students

Rank in High School Graduating Class Minimum SAT Score  Minimum ACT Score
Top Quarter No Minimum No Minimum
Second Quarter 1130 22
Third Quarter Individual Review Individual Review
Fourth Quarter Individual Review Individual Review

The SAT score is calculated by combining the highest evidence based Reading, Writing, and Math score.  The ACT is the composite score, which includes the English, Reading, Math, and Science sections. UTA does not require an essay.

Test Score Optional

Please be advised that UTA is test score optional for admission through summer 2023. If you apply for admission without these test scores your application will be evaluated based on high school records such as GPA, class rank, courses taken and other relevant criteria. However, test scores can help in determining admissions decisions and scholarship opportunities.

Non-Traditional Secondary Education (Non-Ranking High Schools, Homeschool & GED)

In accordance with Texas Senate Bill 1543, if you present evidence of the completion of a nontraditional secondary education without an official class rank, UTA will assign a class rank for you. This assigned class rank will be comparable to the average class rank of other applicants with equivalent SAT or ACT scores. Once the rank has been assigned, students must meet requirements above.  UTA requires official transcript or proof of GED to show completion of a non traditional secondary degree.

How to Apply

Follow these steps to complete your admissions application.

2. Pay the Application Fee or submit your fee waiver

Students must submit their application fee in order to complete their application, The Office of Admissions supports a fee waiver program for qualifying freshman applicants. Applicants seeking to qualify for the fee waiver must demonstrate that the application fee presents a significant financial hardship.

Learn More about the Application Fee and Fee Waiver

3. Submit Official Documents & Optional Test Scores

Undergraduate students must submit official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, including high school and any colleges. UTA is test-score-optional for admission through Summer 2023, however, submitting test scores can help determine admissions decisions and scholarship opportunities. Please remember UTA will also need your final, official high school transcript after your graduation date.

Learn More About Submitting Transcripts

4. Submit FAFSA or TASFA

Students who wish to apply for financial aid must meet certain general eligibility criteria to apply for most need-based financial aid. To be eligible for scholarships students must come FAFSA or TASFA application.

Learn more about FAFSA or TASFA

5. Check Admission Status

You can check your admissions status through the MyMav student portal, where you can also review if you have any missing items needed to complete your application.

Check your admissions status in MyMav
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National Merit Scholarship

National Merit students establish excellence with their personal and career goals. As a National Merit recipient, you will receive world-class support to help define your future. This financial award of $30,500 per year fully covers tuition and fees, on-campus housing, and includes a stipend for books, supplies, and other educational expenses for fall and spring semesters.

Freshmen Admission Programs 


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