UT Tyler Admissions Requirements

UT Tyler Admissions Requirements


Freshman Requirements

Eligibility for admission as a freshman is determined on the basis of three predictors of academic success: high school preparation, rank in high school class, and SAT (ACT) score. Additional consideration for admission will be based on an evaluation of additional criteria as described below.

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.

Also see UT Tyler Core Curriculum Requirements

Transfer Requirements

Transfer students having successfully completed 30 semester credit college hours or more at a regionally accredited institution must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all college or university work. (Transfer students having fewer than 30 semester credit college hours must meet the freshman admission requirements.) International Students

Eligibility for admission as a freshman is determined primarily on the basis of high school preparation, the SAT or ACT score, and the TOEFL score. Official SAT or ACT and TOEFL reports are required. Additional admission consideration will be based on an evaluation of involvement and level of responsibility in extracurricular activities and involvement in responsible, non-academic activities while attending high school. More...

Readmissions Requirements

If a student has not attended UT Tyler during the past academic year, the student will need to submit a completed application to the University. Readmitted students come under the catalog in effect at the time of readmission.

Students who have attended another college or university since last enrolled at UT Tyler must submit official transcripts from each of those schools.

Second Baccalaureate

To earn a second baccalaureate degree, the student must complete the requirements for the second major; six hours of U.S. History, three hours of Texas government and three hours of U.S. Government (if not taken as part of the first degree); and satisfy any lower-level requirements for the second degree. A second baccalaureate degree requires the completion of a minimum of 30 hours of resident credit in addition to the hours required for the first degree.

Transient Admission

Students pursuing degrees at other colleges and universities who wish to take courses at the University may be admitted as a transient student. If you are not a current student at another college or university, you are not eligible for transient admission at UT Tyler. A transient application is valid for one semester.

Transient students remain on a transient hold while at UT Tyler.

A transient student who later wishes to be admitted to the University on a regular basis must apply for admission as a transfer or graduate student and meet all admission requirements. Students who are admitted are immediately subject to the University's academic regulations.

Undergraduate Admissions Appeal Process

Students who do not meet the minimal admission requirements, or who have special ability, experience or other circumstances to demonstrate readiness for college level work may petition for admission by scheduling an appointment with an admissions counselor and submitting an application for appeal form and supporting documentation.

Consideration will be given to the individual’s involvement and level of responsibility in extracurricular activities and involvement in responsible, non-academic affairs including employment and family responsibilities; status as a first generation college student; English not first language; socioeconomic background; and other extenuating circumstances. Petitions for special admission to the university must receive approval from the Admissions Appeal Committee prior to registration. Recommendation letters are not required or retained.