Freshmen Students

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

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 3

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. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Requirements for Freshmen Students

Rank in High School Graduating Class Minimum SAT Score  Minimum ACT Score
Top Quarter No Minimum No Minimum
Second Quarter 1100 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 


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. Official test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency. Test scores must be received before a decision is made. Submit your transcripts to the Office of Admissions electronically or by mail.

Official Transcript Guidelines

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

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.
Apply Texas

Pay the 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

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