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Pursue Your Future

Discover your future at The University of Texas at Tyler. Explore your passions, and create connections among our welcoming community of students and faculty supporting your academic and career success from your first day through graduation. Access opportunities that help you build in-demand skills for today’s global workforce and set your aspirations in motion.

Every journey starts with a first step. Begin yours by completing UT Tyler’s application for incoming first-year students.

How to Apply to UT Tyler

Follow these simple steps to join the Patriot Family.

1. Complete Your Application

Apply to UT Tyler on ApplyTexas. Our application opens up July 1. You’ll need to pay a non-refundable $60 application fee ($75 for international applicants) to process your application.

2. Send Your Transcripts

Send UT Tyler your official high school transcripts — electronically by your high school counselor to processing@uttyler.edu, via our One-Stop Service Center or mailed to Undergraduate Admissions.

3. Send Test Scores, if Available

Send us ACT or SAT test scores, if they are available.

4. Track Your Application

After you submit your application, check the email used in your application regularly for updates. Or, sign in to your myUTTyler student portal to keep track of your application status and complete any To-Do list items.


Why Attend The University of Texas at Tyler

We continue to look ahead — through programs reflecting the expectations of local and global employers, research and innovation, and experiences that become stepping stones toward a meaningful career. See your future unfolding on our beautiful 320-acre campus.

50 + Undergraduate Programs

Create a career around what interests you.  

80 + Clubs and Organizations

Forge lifelong connections with your peers across our engaged community.  

23 Research Centers

Seek answers to the latest challenges from healthcare to cybersecurity to entrepreneurship — with opportunities open to interested, curious undergraduate students.  

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Incoming first-year students are individuals who are finishing high school or who have completed high school but have yet to earn 30 semester credit hours from an accredited two- or four-year institution.

Individuals with 30 or more credit hours from an accredited institution will apply to UT Tyler as a transfer student. Review admission requirements for transfer students.

Students applying from outside of the United States are advised to follow all international admission requirements to complete their application.

Students must complete an accredited high school program and meet the following requirements:

Top 25% Automatic Admission
2nd Quartile Minimum of 2.75 GPA
3rd Quartile Minimum of 2.75 GPA
4th Quartile Minimum of 2.75 GPA

Top 25% applicants:

  • The applicant must graduate from an accredited high school and have a grade point average in the Top 25% of the applicant's high school graduating class to be admitted automatically (subject to applicable enrollment limit).
  • An applicant is only eligible for automatic admission up to two years from their high school graduation date.

Regular admission:

  • An applicant who does not qualify for automatic admission but meets the following listed criteria also qualifies for regular admission.

For Home School Students

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

  • Must have a 2.75 minimum GPA.
  • Official notarized HS transcript.

Minimum High School Units Required

Beginning freshmen must submit an official high school transcript before classes begin in order to verify graduation and completion of required courses. Review the State of Texas Uniform Admissions Policy for a complete listing of all admission requirements for state four-year public institutions.

For more information on required coursework, please visit House Bill 5: Foundation High School Program | Texas Education Agency. Also, contact admissions@uttyler.edu with any questions.

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.

Review additional admission requirements for incoming first-year students.

High School Transcript

An official high school transcript with high school graduation verification is required for final admission. Official transcripts can be sent electronically from your high school to processing@uttyler.edu. An official transcript signed and sealed by your high school may also be mailed to the address below or hand-delivered to the One-Stop Service Center.

UT Tyler Office of Admissions
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

College Transcripts

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


Due to COVID-19, The University of Texas at Tyler will be waiving SAT and ACT requirements for the 2023-2024 academic year. Students are still encouraged to send test scores with their application if available.

Should you decide to submit scores, you can request that official SAT or official ACT scores are sent from the testing agency. To request that your scores be sent after the exam, use the following codes:

UT Tyler SAT code: 6850
UT Tyler ACT code: 4231

AP, CLEP and IB Scores

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

All prospective students applying to The University of Texas at Tyler are classified as a state resident, nonresident or foreign student. Classification influences the admissions process and tuition. Review residency classifications and how to establish Texas residency .

Students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements may appeal their admissions decision by submitting an Admissions Decision Appeal form and supporting documentation.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The University of Texas at Tyler guides your success through affordable tuition and multiple financial aid opportunities, including Competitive and Merit scholarships recognizing your achievements. Learn more about completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and the types of aid available to incoming first-year students.

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