Undergraduate Admissions

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High School Preparation

To be eligible for admission to the university as a freshman, an applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent. A high school record that demonstrates achievement in the most challenging academic course work available is the best single predictor of academic success. Beginning freshmen must submit an official high school transcript before classes begin in order to verify graduation and completion of required courses.

Minimum high school units required for admission include:

  1. English/Language Arts: Required: Four units of English to include English I, II, III and IV or higher.
  2. Science: Required: Four units of science to include at least one unit of Biology, Chemistry and two 500 Internal Server Error

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    recommended: Three units of laboratory science including Chemistry and Physics.
  3. Language other than English: Required: Required: Two units in a single language (American Sign Language courses included).
  4. Mathematics: Required: Four units of math to include Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and advanced math courses such as pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics.
  5. Social Studies: Required: Required: Three units to include world/human geography or world history, US history since 1877, US government and economics.

Electives: Required: Additional one credit in fine arts and/or computer science and physical education to satisfy high school graduation requirements

High School Rank in Class and SAT (ACT) Score

  1. An applicant who graduates from an accredited high school in one of the two years preceding the academic year for which the applicant is applying for admission and who has a grade point average in the Top 25% of the applicant's high school graduating class will be admitted automatically (subject to applicable enrollment limit). SAT  or ACT scores must be submitted.
  2. An applicant who does not qualify for admission under #1 above but meets the following criteria also qualifies for regular admission:
Class Rank ACT SAT (Math & EBRW)
Top 25% No Minimum   No Minimum
Second 25% 21 1060-1090
Third 25% 22 1100-1120
Fourth 25% 23 1130+

*If not ranked must meet 2nd quartile standards

Home Schooled Students

Requirements for home schooled students entering as freshmen are as follows:

  1. SAT or ACT test scores.
  2. TSI, if applicable.
  3. Official Notarized HS transcript or GED scores


Additional Criteria 

In addition to the current university requirements for admission, applicants must also have either: successfully completed the curriculum requirements for the foundation with endorsement or distinguished level of achievement high school program or its equivalent; or satisfied ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT assessment application to the applicant, or earned on the SAT assessment a score of at least 1090 out of 1160 or the equivalent.

The above requirement may be satisfied if the applicants official high school transcript or diploma states that the applicant completed the portion of the foundation with endorsement or distinguished level of achievement curriculum or its equivalent that was available to the applicant, but was unable to complete the remainder of the curriculum solely because courses necessary to complete the remainder were unavailable to the applicant at the appropriate times in the applicant's high school career as a result of course scheduling, lack of enrollment capacity, or another cause not within the applicant's control.

Appealing an Admission Decision

Students who do not meet the automatic admission requirements may appeal their admissions decision. Students must submit an Application for Appeal of an Admissions Decision form and supply supporting documentation to discuss matters and/or barriers that affected their ability to meet automatic admissions requirements. Appeals will be reviewed by the Admissions Appeals Committee. Consideration will be given to a student’s academic, extracurricular, and personal achievements. To start the appeals process, please contact Undergraduate Admissions. Applications for Appeals must be submitted and completed prior to registration.


Submit a completed undergraduate application for admission.

Application Fee

A non-refundable $60 application fee is required for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. A non-refundable $75 international application fee is required for all non-U.S. citizens. Applications will not be processed without the application fee.


All freshman applicants who are admitted prior to March 1 will be reviewed for scholarship eligibility. To receive any UT Tyler admissions scholarship that is awarded, applicants must pay the $100 freshman confirmation fee by the June 1 deadline.

High School Transcript

An official high school transcript with high school graduation verification is required for final admission. Official can be sent electronically to processing@uttyler.edu or hard copy signed and sealed by your high school.

College Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from each college or university attended. Photocopies and faxed transcripts will not be considered for final admission. Course work from one college posted on the transcript of another college will not be considered for final admission.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Unless a student is exempt, the Texas Success Initiative requires all undergraduate students entering a public college or university in Texas to be assessed for readiness to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework. For information about testing requirements, visit the Texas Success Initiative page.

College Credit by Examination

Credit by examination may be established through testing programs such as the Advanced Placement Program (AP), the College Level Examination Program, (CLEP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). Guidelines for credit by examination are listed below. CLEP, AP, and IB credit received from a prior college or university will transfer as credit was awarded.