Freshmen Students

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

The Common Application

UTA accepts applications through The Common Application

  • Complete all required sections of the application.
  • Search University of Texas at Arlington and select "Add to My Colleges"
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Submit Application 

The Common Application


UTA accepts applications through ApplyTexas

  • Select The University of Texas at Arlington as the target university and "Freshman" as the application type.
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit application.



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Freshman Admissions Checklist

Download our UTA Freshman Admissions Checklist so you don't miss application dates, scholarship deadlines and other admissions procedures.

Requirements for 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.

Please be advised that UTA is test score optional for admission through summer 2023. Students have the option to provide ACT and/or SAT scores as part of the admission application process. 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. 

A Maverick Reminder

Did you submit your official transcripts?

Submit your official high school transcript. If you have college or university course work, an official transcript will be needed from each college or university you attended. Please remember we will need an updated transcript from your high school after your graduation date. Submit your transcripts to the Office of Admissions electronically or by mail. Official transcripts should be received no later that the 12th class day of a student's first semester. 
Official Transcript Guidelines
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Nontraditional Secondary Education (Non-Ranking High Schools, Homeschool and GED Students)

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.

Fee Waivers

If the application fee presents a significant financial hardship, you may qualify for a fee waiver through the Office of Admissions which covers the cost of the application to UTA. Applicants seeking to qualify for the fee waiver must demonstrate that the application fee presents a significant financial hardship.

Application Fee Waiver

Application Priority Dates

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


Applications are still accepted after the priority dates for each term, however for guaranteed consideration of admission, please submit the application and required documents by the priority date.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Deadlines

Presidential Scholarship: December 7

Federal Student Aid: January 15

Maverick Academic Scholarship: Extended to February 22  

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. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Application Fee

If you did not submit your application fee at the time of submitting your admissions application, you can pay it online.

Pay application fee online

Freshmen Admission Programs 

Bound for Success

Bound for Success is an exclusive program available to select students in Arlington, Grand Prairie and Mansfield school districts. With Bound for Success, UTA offers a path to admission starting in your junior year when you meet specific criteria at participating schools. Dedicated Admissions Counselors work at each participating high school during the academic year to help you through the college admission and financial aid application process.

Bound for Success

Dallas County Promise

Dallas County Promise is a coalition of schools, employers, and communities that have joined forces to help more Dallas County students complete college and begin careers.

Dallas County Promise

Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership

UTA and T3 aim to make a world class bachelor’s degree attainable. Our goal is help you to and through your educational experience, so you feel supported academically, financially, and personally. The T3 Partnership is a new program serving Fort Worth ISD. You will receive personalized bridge programming between high school and college, persistence coaching and student support to help you succeed on your journey.

T3 Partnership

Early Admission Program

The Early Admission Program at UTA is available to applicants who wish to begin their college education following their sophomore or junior year of high school. Applicants who satisfy admission requirements may enroll in university classes while being concurrently enrolled in high school. International students currently enrolled in U.S high schools are eligible for admission as EAP students.

UTA Honors Academy Dual Credit


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