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Follow these steps to complete your application for admissions as a freshman. You should apply as a freshman student if you have graduated or will soon graduate from high school or received a GED and you have not enrolled in another college or university after graduating from high school.


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

Applications are accepted after the published priority date for each term, but for guaranteed consideration of admission, please submit the application and associated materials by the priority date. 

Please note that the scholarship and financial aid application deadlines are earlier. For more information about applying for Financial Aid, visit the Financial Aid website.

The University of Texas at Arlington welcomes admission applications at any time. We will process your application as quickly as possible and every attempt will be made to ensure consideration for the desired semester. Applying early gives you the best opportunity to receive scholarships, as well.

To ensure adequate time for consideration of your application, apply well in advance of your desired starting date. Nine months to a year is not too early to apply.

Admission requirements

UTA considers your class rank and SAT or ACT scores to determine admission. Please refer to the chart below for minimum admission requirements. You may also review admission policies and legislative requirements in the University Catalog.

Rank in High School Graduating ClassMinimum 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

A Note About Test Scores

UTA calculates the old SAT scores by combining the highest Critical Reading section score with the highest Math score. We calculate the new SAT score by combining the highest Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) sections score with the highest Math section score. UTA cannot combine test sections from the old SAT with the new SAT. UTA uses the composite score for ACT test-takers. ACT tests cannot be super-scored.

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.

Nontraditional Secondary Education (GED and Homeschool)

UTA also welcomes applicants from nontraditional secondary education backgrounds, including homeschool students and students who earned a GED. In accordance with SB 1543, if you present evidence of the completion of a nontraditional secondary education without an official class rank, UTA assign a class rank. This assigned class rank will be comparable to the average class rank of other applicants with equivalent SAT or ACT scores. UTA requires an official homeschool or GED transcript to show completion of a nontraditional secondary education.

Students studying at the UC

Submit your application online

You will need to apply using the ApplyTexas online application.

  • Create your profile on the ApplyTexas website to get a username and password.
  • Select "Create a New 4 Year University Undergraduate Admissions Application". 
  • Select The University of Texas at Arlington as the target university and "Freshman" as the application type.
  • Complete Part I of the application. Part II and the essays are optional.
  • Submit your application.

Apply Texas

Pay the $75 application fee

Option One: Pay with a credit card on the ApplyTexas application.  

Option Two (Preferred): Pay online through the UTA website with Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover. 


Fee Waivers

The Office of Admissions supports a Fee Waiver program for qualifying freshman applicants. This waiver covers the cost of application to UTA.

To qualify, an applicant, must be a United States Citizen, permanent resident, or a student identified under Senate Bill 1528 (79th Legislature, 2005) as a resident of Texas. International applicants and students seeking a past baccaulaureate undergraduate degree do not qualify for this waiver. 

Applicants seeking to qualify for the fee waiver must demonstrate that the application fee presents a significant financial hardship.

To qualify for a fee waiver, freshman should complete ONE of the following options using the Application Fee Waiver Request Form

Option 1: Submission of an SAT, ACT, or NACAC application fee waiver. Talk with your guidance counselor about submitting this waiver. 

Option 2: Submit a copy of page one of the most recent year's income tax form (Form 1040). This form must reflect your total family income at or below the free/reduced lunch eligibility requirements.

Option 3: My guardian/I are unable to submit page one of the income tax form, however we have documentation showing we recieve public assistance to support the request for a fee waiver. I request a fee waiver based on the following:

  • I live in subsidized public housing or I am homeless.
  • My family recieves public assistance
  • As provided by the Texas Education Code Sec. 54.366 and Section 54.367, I have a waiver through Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Official Documentation must be provided to support the request. Requests submitted without proper documentation will not be considered.