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International Freshman Students


International Freshman Students

Your future starts here. Follow these steps to complete your application for admissions as a freshman. You should apply as a freshman student if you have graduated from secondary school (high school) and you have not enrolled in another college or university after graduating from secondary school.


UTA considers your SAT scores and a better than average academic record 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.

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Redesigned SAT I Test



Old SAT I Test



If you are an international student and were educated in the U.S., you must meet U.S. freshmen admissions requirements regarding high school class rank and SAT I scores.

A Note About Test Scores

UTA calculates the old SAT I scores by combining the highest Critical Reading section score with the highest Math score. We calculate the redesigned SAT I score by combining the highest Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) sections score with the highest Math section score.


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 "International Freshman" as the application type.
  • Complete Part I of the application. Part II and the essays are optional.
  • Pay the $60 application fee on the ApplyTexas website.
  • Submit your application.



The freshman application fee is $60. You can pay it with a credit card on the ApplyTexas application. If you do not pay the application fee through ApplyTexas, you must pay by money order through the mail.

Fee Waivers

UTA does not offer application fee waivers for international students.


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

  • Submit your completed official secondary school (high school) 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. Transcripts older than 6 months will not be accepted.
  • Submit your official SAT scores directly from the testing agency. These scores must be received before an admission decision can be made.
  • Submit official college transcript/marksheets for all university coursework you may have taken in a sealed envelope. Transcripts/marksheets older than 6 months will not be accepted.  
  • 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, 213 for the computer based test, or 79 on the internet based test.
    • Transcripts/marksheets not issued in English must be accompanied by an exact word-for-word original English translation bearing the original university or translation agency attestation.


To be considered for admission to UTA, we must receive your online application, all required documents and the application fee by the following application priority dates. Please note the scholarship deadlines may be earlier.

International Undergraduate General Application Priority Dates

Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: April 1

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 $40,229. 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.

Financial Statement Form Upload Financial Documents School Transfer Notification for F-1 Visa Holders

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