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International Freshman Students


International Freshman Students


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.

Application Priority Dates

Fall: Applications are still being accepted for Fall 2019.
Spring: October 15
Summer: April 1 

Applications are still being accepted for Fall 2019.

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. 

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

Please note that the scholarship application deadlines are earlier. For more information about applying for scholarships, visit the Scholarship website.


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.

Test TypeEngineering MajorsAll Other Majors

Redesigned SAT I Test



Old SAT I Test






Prospective engineering majors who meet general university requirements for admission, but not the above listed test scores, will be reviewed and considered on the basis of individual merits by the College of Engineering for admission as pre-majors. 

If you are an international student and were educated in the U.S., you must meet U.S. freshmen admission 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.
  • Submit your application.



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

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 1 year 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 six 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, and 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.

View International Official Transcript Guidelines


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  2018 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.

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