Freshman Students

Follow these steps to complete your application for admission as a freshman.

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.

College of Architecture, Planning & Public Affairs (CAPPA)

*CAPPA has specific application priority dates for specific programs. Review CAPPA enrollment deadlines for more information.*

Admissions Applications

UTA accepts applications through ApplyTexas and The Common Application

Download Freshman Admissions Checklist

Scholarship & Financial Aid Deadlines

Presidential Scholarship: December 1
Federal Student Aid: February 14
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 Freshman Students

Rank in High School Graduating Class Minimum SAT Score  Minimum ACT Score
Top Quarter No Minimum No Minimum
Second Quarter 1130 23
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.

If you completed a nontraditional secondary education without an official class rank, UTA will assign a class rank for you. The rank will be comparable to the average class rank of other applicants with equivalent SAT or ACT scores. UTA requires official transcript or proof of GED to show completion of a nontraditional secondary degree.

Test Score Optional

Please be advised that UTA is test score optional for admission through summer 2024. 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, scholarship opportunities, and Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exemptions. 

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Requirement  

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) has been developed by the state legislature to ensure student success at institutions of higher education. While not required for admission, submission of a TSI assessment test is required for enrollment. These assessments (Reading, Math, and Writing) are required for placing students in the appropriate coursework.

Homeschool Students

UTA welcomes homeschool students and homeschool programs. Students should apply as a first-time freshman student, including submitting an admissions application and official homeschool program transcripts. Homeschool students may submit official SAT or ACT scores. UTA is test score optional through summer 2024. In addition, homeschool students must take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment before registering for classes. 


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 to complete their application. Applications will not be reviewed until all documents and fees are submitted. The Office of Admissions supports a fee waiver program for qualifying freshman applicants.

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 2024, 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 complete FAFSA or TASFA application.

Learn more about FAFSA or TASFA

5. Check Admission Status

Track the status of your admission application through your MyMav student portal. If you are missing items those will be listed in your MyMav account.

Check Your Admission Application Status
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Established Excellence

As a high-achieving student you’re no stranger to academic success. At UTA we recognize academic achievement, high assessment scores, and willingness to do more. With our National Merit Scholarship and Valedictorian and Salutatorian recognition, benefit from our students-first approach to ensure you achieve your dreams.

Freshman Admission Programs


Under Texas state law, an applicant or enrolled student is classified as a resident of Texas, a nonresident, or an international student. View residency information or contact undergraduate residency.