Incoming Freshman Requirements

Freshman Requirements for Incoming Fall 2024

Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Texas at Tyler is rolling admissions, which means we accept and review applications throughout the entire year. However, due to the competitive nature, students interested in being considered for honors and academic scholarships must apply no later than December 1. To learn more about scholarships, please click here.

Read the steps below on how to apply and feel free to email us if you have any questions. We can’t wait to learn more about you!

1. Apply
The University of Texas at Tyler uses the ApplyTexas application. If you are interested in being considered for honors or academic scholarships, you must apply by December 1.

2. Pay your non-refundable application Fee*
$60 for domestic students
$75 for international students
This can be paid when you submit your application through ApplyTexas, via our One Stop Service, or here.
*certain students may be eligible for a fee waiver. You may request one by emailing or you may fill out this form.

3. Send us your Official High School Transcripts
Request from your counselor(s) to have all transcript(s) from all institutions attended sent to us via one of the ways listed below:
- an electronic transcript method
- via email at
- Handed in to our One Stop Service Center (must be signed and sealed by your high school)
- Via USPS to:
UT Tyler Office of Admissions
3900 University Blvd
Tyler, TX 75799

4. Optional - Submit your SAT or ACT Test Scores

UT Tyler will waive SAT and ACT requirements for the 2024-2025 academic year; but we recommend that students submit test scores with their application, if available, as they can help with class placement your freshman year.
- UT Tyler SAT Code: 6850
- UT Tyler ACT Code: 4231


Admissions Criteria

High School Criteria
In order to be admitted to the University of Texas at Tyler, students must complete an accredited high school program and meet the following criteria:

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 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.

All other applicants:
- An applicant who does not qualify for automatic admission but meets the above listed criteria also qualifies for regular admission.

Home School Criteria:
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 to verify graduation and completion of required courses below.

Required Coursework:
- English Language Arts (4 credits)
- Mathematics (3 credits)
- Science (3 credits)
- Social Studies (3 credits)
- Physical Education (1 credit)
- Language other than English (2 credits)
- Fine Arts (1 credits)
- Speech (Demonstrated Proficiency)
- Electives (5 credits)
For more information on required coursework, please visit House Bill 5: Foundation High School Program |Texas Education Agency.  You may also contact admissions at with any questions.

GED Students
GED is accepted, but students must submit an SAT score of 1080 or higher or ACT score of 21 or higher for admissions consideration.

Students will hear of their decision via the email address that was provided on their application for admission. To update or verify, please contact us at

Additional Criteria for Special Circumstances
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 score of at least a 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 is 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 Admissions Decision
Students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements may appeal their admissions decision, Students must submit an Admissions Decision Appeal form and supply supporting documentation to discuss matters and/or barriers that affected their ability to meet admissions requirements, Appeals will be reviewed by the Admissions Appeals Committee. Consideration will be given to a student’s academic, extracurricular, and personal achievements.