Freshman Requirements for Incoming Fall 2021
Admissions Criteria for Fall 2021
Due to COVID-19, the University of Texas at Tyler will be waiving SAT and ACT requirements for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students are still encouraged to send test scores with their application if available.
How to Become a Patriot: Admissions Criteria
- Student must complete an accredited high school program.
- Meet the following requirements:
Minimum of 2.75 GPA
Minimum of 2.75 GPA
Minimum of 2.75 GPA
Requirements for home schooled students entering as freshmen are as follows:
- Must have 2.75 minimum GPA.
- Official Notarized HS transcript or GED score.
How to Become a Patriot: The Application Process
Follow these simple steps, to join the Patriot Family:
Send UT Tyler your official high school transcripts. Transcripts can either be sent electronically by your high school counselor, handed in at our One Stop Service Center or mailed to Undergraduate Admissions.
Send us ACT or SAT test scores if they are available. These test scores can help with class placement your freshman year.
You may also request a fee waiver by emailing Admissions@uttyler.edu or filling out our form linked below.
UT Tyler has rolling undergraduate admissions and does not have an admissions deadline.
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. To start the appeals process, please submit the appeal form to Undergraduate Admissions. Applications for Appeals must be submitted and completed prior to course registration.
Applying for an Admissions Scholarship
UT Tyler offers both Competitive and Merit scholarships to incoming Freshman. For more information on scholarships, please visit the Scholarships webpage.
To be reviewed for a scholarship, students must submit required documents by the posted deadlines. Students who do not submit required documents will not be reviewed.
How to Become a Patriot: Your Next Steps
After you submit your application to UT Tyler, be sure to check the email used in your application regularly. We will begin sending you updates about your application. Sign into your myUTTyler student portal to keep track of your application status and complete any To-Do list items.
Here is a checklist of next steps to complete once you are admitted:
- Log into your myUTTyler student portal and activate your Patriot email. This will also allow you to set up your permanent UT Tyler credentials.
- Submit your FAFSA. Application opens October 1.
- Pay your $100 Freshman Confirmation fee here.
- Sign up for Housing in your myUTTyler student portal.
- Sign up for Orientation and Swoop Camp.
- Send your bacterial meningitis shot record to Enroll@uttyler.edu.
- Send in ACT/SAT, AP, or IB test scores and dual credit transcripts.
More Information on Admission Requirements:
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.
An applicant who does not qualify for automatic admission but meets the following listed criteria also qualifies for regular admission.
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.
- English Language Arts (4 credits)
- Mathematics (4 credits)
- Science (4 credits)
- Social Studies (4 credits)
- Language other than English (2 credits)
For more information on required coursework, please contact Admissions@uttyler.edu.
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 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.
Quick Links & FAQs
Submit a completed undergraduate application for admission on ApplyTexas.
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. If you have not paid the application fee on your freshman application, click here.
Freshman applicants who would like to be considered for a competitive scholarship, must complete and submit their scholarship application on ApplyTexas prior to December 1. Students who do not submit the scholarship application and required official documents will not be reviewed. Students may be reviewed for a competitive scholarship, but may not be awarded.
The Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to students who are in the Top 25% of their high school class or who meet alternative criteria for non-ranking institutions. Students must be admitted and submit required official documents by March 1 to be considered for this award. Funding is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, visit our Scholarships webpage.
High School Transcript
An official high school transcript with high school graduation verification is required for final admission. Official can be sent electronically from your high school to firstname.lastname@example.org. An official transcript signed and sealed by your high school may also be mailed or hand delivered to the One Stop Service Center.
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.
AP, IB and CLEP Credit
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.