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Fall Requirements

The admission criteria listed below applies to those students wishing to attend UTSA.

UTSA Freshman/Freshman Transfer Admission Criteria*

High School (HS) Rank in Class SAT Scores (Math and Critical Reading) ACT Score (Composite)
Top 25% Guaranteed Admission Guaranteed Admission
Second 25% • SAT 1100: Guaranteed Admission (Others by Committee Review: SAT ≥ 900 for consideration) • ACT 24: Guaranteed Admission (Others by Committee Review: ACT ≥ 19 for consideration)
Third 25% • Committee Review: (SAT ≥ 1000 for consideration) • Committee Review: (ACT ≥ 21 for consideration)
Fourth 25% • Committee Review: (SAT ≥ 1100 for consideration) • Committee Review: (ACT ≥ 24 for consideration)
Non-Ranking Accredited HS • SAT 1100: Guaranteed Admission (Others by Committee Review: SAT ≥ 900 for consideration) • ACT 24: Guaranteed Admission (Others by Committee Review: ACT ≥ 19 for consideration)
GED, Unaccredited HS, Home School • Committee Review • Committee Review

Top 25%: SAT or ACT scores are not used to determine admission of applicants ranked in the top 25%, yet they must be submitted.

Committee Review: First time freshman considered for UTSA Admissions by way of Committee Review must meet the stated minimum SAT or ACT for Committee Review consideration. *Meeting the above stated minimum scores for Committee Review does not guarantee admission. Students who are admitted to the university are not guaranteed admission to a specific academic program.

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Transfers Requirements*

with < 30 completed credit hours

(Completed credit hours do not include work in progress)

  • Meet the same AUTOMATIC requirements as first-time freshmen for 1st and 2nd quartile:
  • HS Class Rank SAT Score (min.) ACT Score (min.)
    1st quartile (top 25%) No minimum but must submit scores No minimum but must submit scores
    2nd quartile (second 25%) 1100 24
  • Submit official high school transcript with curriculum verification
  • Send ACT/SAT scores with writing section sent directly from the testing agency
  • Have at least 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all college hours attempted
  • Submit your official transcripts from each college/university attended, including Dual Credit work
  • Be eligible to return to most recent institution

Transfers Requirements*

*with 30 or > (more) completed credit hours

(Completed credit hours do not include work in progress)

  • Have at least 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all college hours attempted
  • Submit your official transcripts from each college/university attended, including Dual Credit work
  • Be eligible to return to most recent institution
  • Note: When calculating the cumulative grade point average for admission, ALL attempted work is considered. Repeated courses are NOT excluded.

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    State of Texas Uniform Admission Standards

    Per state law, Uniform Admissions Policy, TEC 51.803-51.809 requires that all students must meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible for consideration for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution.

    • Successfully complete the recommended or advanced (distinguished) high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them; or

    • Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the recommended or advanced (distinguished) high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs; or

    • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment:

    SAT- 1500 out of 2400

    ACT- 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Math and 24 Science

To Apply

  1. Apply online at applytexas.org
  2. Pay a non-refundable application processing fee of $60
  3. Submit your official high school transcript with curriculum verification
  4. Send your ACT/SAT scores with writing section sent directly from the testing agency
    SAT - Code: 6919
    ACT - Code: 4239
  5. If you took college credit courses, send any official college transcript when available
  6. If you are graduating early from high school, submit a recommendation letter from your guidance counselor

Committee Review:

First-time Freshmen in Committee Review are highly encouraged to submit the following supporting materials:

  1. One essay from the Apply Texas Application, Topic C one page single space
  2. Up to two letter of recommendation, from community involvement, high school academics or employer
  3. *All supporting materials must include your full name, high school, and date of birth as it appears on your Apply Texas Application

Additional Notes:

  • UTSA Undergraduate Admissions Office does not accept faxed documents.
  • Applicants using a Visa card should submit payment with their ApplyTexas application.
  • UTSA accepts application fee waivers for first-time Freshman only. A student applying as a first-time FR must use the Fee Waivers provided by either the ACT or SAT, verifying that a fee waiver was used to register for the respective test. These waivers are available only from the high school guidance office.