International Freshmen

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 your application 

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International Freshman Admissions Checklist

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

Requirements for International Freshmen Students


Test Type Engineering Majors All Other Majors
SAT I Test 1270 980
ACT 28 22

The SAT score is calculated by combining the highest evidence based Reading, Writing, and Math score. The ACT is the composite score, which included 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. 

Submit Official Transcripts

Submit your completed official secondary school (high school) transcripts, college level course transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and/or national test examination scores as appropriate for the educational system in your country by mail in a sealed envelope. You must possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school graduation. UTA will accept course-by-course evaluations from companies with NACES or AICE membership as long as it includes a copy of your official transcript.

Official Transcript Guidelines

A Maverick Reminder: Did you submit unofficial transcripts? 

Please be advised, students can submit unofficial transcripts for admission through summer 2023. Students who submit unofficial transcripts to be reviewed for admission will still need to submit their official transcripts once the institution(s) have made them available. Official transcripts should be received no later than the 12th class day of a student’s first semester.  You can submit your official transcripts to the Office of Admissions electronically or by mail. Please review official transcript guidelines for more information. 


English Language Test Score Requirements

Submit official TOEFL test scores if you are from a non-native English speaking country. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper based test, and 79 on the internet based test. For IELTS we require a minimum score of 6.5. UTA also accepts Duolingo with a required minimum score of 105.

Non-Ranking High Schools

UTA welcomes applicants from non-ranking public or private high schools. You must meet the requirements outlined above and will be considered for admission based on individual review, which may consider other factors like grade point average in place of class rank.

International Undergraduate Cost of Attendance & Visa Requirements

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service requires that you show proof that adequate resources are available to meet their first year of educational and living expenses, currently estimated at $41,605. A completed financial statement form must be completed and returned with the indicated documentation before an I-20 can be issued. Financial documents may be submitted online. If you are already studying in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa, you must have established transfer eligibility before transfer is initiated by UTA by submitting a school transfer notification.

Application Priority Dates

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

The Spring 2021 Deadline Has Been Extended to Friday, January 8th, 2021, only through ApplyTexas.

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. 


Presidential Scholarship: December 7 

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. 


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