The total of undergraduate and graduate students for Fall 2020 48,072.
Frequently asked questions
Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions
To better facilitate the needs of future students and their families, UTA has updated admissions requirements for spring, summer and fall 2021 semesters. Please review our Covid-19 Admissions FAQ for more information on admissions requirements and procedures.
Be Advised: Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the preferred application deadline date. Deadlines for scholarship consideration and financial aid consideration are earlier than the admission deadline. Application processing requires time to evaluate credentials, address TSI issues, and review data. Submitting credentials significantly past the preferred deadline date may impede the student's eligibility to register for classes. For more information on TSI, see Testing Questions. Scholarship and Financial Aid deadlines are earlier than the preferred application deadlines.
Your admission is based primarily on your high school rank in class and your SAT/ACT scores. Review the Freshman Admission Criteria.
Please be advised UTA is test score optional till summer 2023 semester. 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.
Yes. The SAT is required for all freshman applications, including international students, in addition to a TOEFL score. Included as freshmen are students transferring with fewer than 30 semester college level credits. All engineering majors must submit an SAT. Although transfer students with over 30 credit hours are not required to take the SAT, they must submit a TOEFL.
Please be advised UTA is test score optional till summer 2023 semester. UTA accepts Duolingo with a required minimum score of 110. Please review International Freshman Admissions Criteria.
Financial Aid Questions
If you are a dependent student, your residency will be classified the same as that of your parents. If you are an independent student, you:
- Must live in Texas for 12 consecutive months.
- Must be gainfully employed or demonstrate financial independence 12 months prior to enrollment.
- Education cannot be your primary reason for residing in Texas.
Students may pay Texas Resident Tuition if they meet all the requirements of Senate Bill 1528 (formerly HB 1403):
- Graduated or will graduate from high school or complete a GED in Texas.
- Must have lived in Texas for 36 months prior to high school graduation or completion of the GED.
- The student must have lived in Texas for the 12 months prior to the semester for which they are applying.
- If the student is not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident they must complete a Senate Bill 1528 Affidavit. You can obtain a copy of the Senate Bill 1528 Affidavit file.
The Texas Residency Laws state that students enrolling in an institution of higher education prior to having resided in the state for 12 months immediately preceding the time of enrollment shall be classified as nonresidents for tuition purposes. However, after living in the state for 12 months, if the student can show business or personal ties to the state of Texas, he/she may seek reclassification as a resident by completing a Core Residency Questionnaire (also available in Admissions). Circumstances to be considered shall include, but are not limited to:
- The length of residence and employment prior to enrolling in an institution.
- The nature of employment while a student.
- Presence in the state as part of a household transferred to accept employment in Texas.
- Purchase of a home or business in Texas.
- Marriage to a long time Texas resident.
Required documents: Letter from employer on company letterhead signed by a company official stating date of hire, average hours worked per week, and the length of employment.
Examples of Supporting documents (but not limited to):
- a copy of a lease showing the student's name as renter
- a bank letter stating when the student's account was opened
- wage statements in the student's name showing employment dates, and name/address of employing company
- proof of voter or auto registration and/or driver's license in Texas
- federal tax returns (and/or W-2 forms) filed by the student showing a Texas address
- bills or statements in the student's name showing a Texas address.
The minimum combined verbal and math score for the redesigned SAT I Test is 980 for general admission; students who wish to declare a pre-engineering major are required to submit a minimum score of 1270. The minimum combined score for the old SAT I Test is 900 for general admission and 1200 for those who wish to declare pre-engineering majors.
Please be advised UTA is test score optional till summer 2023 semester. Please review International Freshman Admissions Criteria.
UTA requires that you provide an original letter on bank letterhead signed by a bank official. The letter must document the availability of $39,114 to $44,828 depending on the period of study. If a parent or sponsor is providing your funding, UTA also requires a personal letter signed and dated by your sponsor, confirming intent to support you while you are attending UTA. The Financial Statement Form included with your application has more complete information regarding this.
No, UTA requires that an original letter be submitted. A scan or clear picture of the letter can be uploaded on the document form. If the bank letter is brought to the Office of Admissions, at your request, we ill make a verified copy of your letter, and return the original to you.
Missing Document Questions
The following list explains all the different document types for UTA applications.
- Official College Transcript: Please submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended.
- Application Fee/Fee Waiver: All students must pay the $75 application fee before their application will be processed. If you apply after the priority deadline, your application fee will be $75. Fee Waivers are not available for transfer students. Freshman students should contact their high school guidance counselor about waiver documentation.
- Official High School Transcript: Submit an official high school transcript. Transfer students with less than 24 transferable hours must also submit high school transcripts in addition to their official college transcript(s). If you have an updated official college transcript showing that you have earned at least 24 transferable hours, you do not need to submit the high school transcript. You only need to submit the updated college transcript.
- Official SAT/ACT Scores: Submit official SAT or ACT scores. Transfer students with less than 24 hours must submit official SAT or ACT scores in addition to their official college transcript(s). If you have an updated official college transcript showing that you have earned at least 24 transferable hours, you do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores. You only need to submit the updated college transcript.
- International Documents or TOEFL scores: If you have questions about these documents, please contact the Prospective Student Center at 817-272-2090.
- Proof of Residency/Citizenship: Please submit a copy of your state ID or permanent resident card to the Office of Admissions through the document upload form.
- Degreed Educational Objective: Please submit this form.
- UAC Special Permission: Please contact University College at 817.272.3140.
Common Enrollment Hold Questions
The following list explains common types of holds for UTA students.
- Academic Department: Students must be advised each semester before they can register for classes. If you are a new freshman student, you will be advised at orientation. If you are a new transfer student, contact your major department to schedule an advising appointment.
- Orientation: All new freshman and transfer students must attend New Maverick Orientation. You can register for New Maverick Orientation online. If you have additional questions, you can contact the New Maverick Orientation Office at 817.272.3213.
- TSI Liable/Not Complete: For hold removal, student must provide proof of TSI assessment or TSI-approved exemption. See www.uta.edu/tsi for more information or contact the TSI Coordinator at email@example.com.
- International Office: Contact the International Office at (817) 272-2355 for more information.
- Health Center Holds: Contact the International Office at (817) 272-2355 for more information.
- Registration Agreement: Each semester students must accept the UTA Registration Agreement before they will be able to register for the following semester. It will be listed as the "UTA Registration Agreement" in your To Do List in the Student Center in MyMav. Click here for more detailed instructions on how to complete the agreement.
Summer Bridge Questions
Summer Bridge registration will occur during New Maverick Orientation.