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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. UTA will assign a class rank in accordance with SB 1543 for admission purposes to all students from non-ranking high schools.

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.

Summer Bridge Program

UTA offers a Summer Bridge program that allows students who fall short of our admission requirements to receive a conditional admission pathway to UTA. These students must demonstrate a high potential for academic success.

Summer Bridge

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.
  • Pay the application fee on the ApplyTexas website. The application fee is $60 for Summer and Fall 2018 and $75 for Spring 2019 onward.
  • Submit your application.

Apply Texas

Pay your application fee

The freshman application fee. You can pay it with a credit card on the ApplyTexas application. If you do not pay the application fee through ApplyTexas, you can pay by credit card. 

Credit Card (Preferred Method)

Pay online through the UTA website with Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover. 


Fee Waivers

UTA accepts SAT or ACT application fee waivers for freshman applications only. Talk with your guidance counselor about submitting an SAT or ACT fee waiver.

Submit your transcripts and test scores

Submit documents to the Office of Admissions by mail or in person.

  • Submit your official high school transcript from your high school. Transcripts older than 6 months will not be accepted. We will accept transcripts by mail or in person, however the best and fastest method is electronically--sent directly from your school.  If you need an email address to send official transcripts (from the provider), you may direct them to
  • Submit your SAT or ACT scores.
  • Submit official college transcripts from any dual credit or college coursework you may have taken. Again, the best and fastest method is electronically--sent directly from your college(s). However, we will also accept transcripts by mail or in person. Transcripts older than 6 months will not be accepted.