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Spring 2016 & Summer 2016 Requirements

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.

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.

    New Fall 2016 Requirements

    The new admission criteria listed below applies to those students wishing to attend UTSA for Fall 2016 and forward.   High school class ranking is required for graduates of accredited public or private high schools. For applicants whose high school transcript does not present a rank, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will assign a rank.

    UTSA Transfer Admission Criteria

      HS Class Rank SAT Score
      (math and critical reading)
      UTSA College Board SAT Code: 6919
      ACT Score
      (Composite)
      UTSA ACT Code: 4239
      Top 25%
      • SAT 1100: Guaranteed Admission (Others by Committee Review: SAT ≥ 900 for consideration)
      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)
      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.

    Transfer Requirements with less than 12 completed credit hours


    If you are an applicant transferring with less than 12 completed transferable credit hours (not including dual credit), you must meet the same Guaranteed Admission requirements as first-time freshmen and have a least a 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all transferable coursework. Submit the official high school transcript, SAT/ACT score from the testing agency, and be eligible to return to the most recent institution.

    Transfer Requirements with 12 -29 completed credit hours


     If you are an applicant transferring with 12 to 29 completed transferable credit hours (not including dual credit), you must have a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all transferable coursework and be eligible to return to the most recent institution. -OR-Meet the same Guaranteed Admission requirements as first-time freshmen and have a least a 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all transferable coursework. Submit the official high school transcript, SAT/ACT score from the testing agency, and be eligible to return to the 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.

Deferred Transcript Deadlines


The deferred transcript deadlines apply only to applicants who have an active application on file for the desired semester with all documents and a deferred decision based on completed hours at the time of application.

  • Spring 2016 :: January 6, 2016
  • Summer 2016 :: To Be Determined
  • Fall 2016 :: To Be Determined

Transfer Resources

Transfer Plans

Transfer plans have been articulated with 14 community colleges to guarantee courses will be applied towards the intended degree. Each transfer plan is specific to a school, a catalog year & to a degree and indicates exactly what classes to take at the community college. In accordance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, all core classes have been issued a core component code (010-090). If the core is completed at any Texas public institution, it will transfer as a whole and substitute for the core at UTSA. Please note: Courses underlined & bolded, satisfy both core requirements and degree requirements. These degree requirements that satisfy the core will have to be taken if NOT originally taken as part of the core. Transfer plan completion does not guarantee admission. Please refer catalog for additional major admission requirements.

Transfer Equivalency Table

Online university resource that shows approved transferable credits used in the transfer admissions process. This tool can be used by prospective students to check course transferability (please note: equivalencies are subject to change).

College Source

In order for coursework to be transferable to UTSA it must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution. Check to see whether your college or university is regionally accredited through the College Source website. Click here to see a list of regional accrediting agencies.

Texas Common Course Numbering Matrix

The Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) System may be used to compare course transferability among institutions. The UTSA Core Curriculum may be printed out to compare TCCNs, and also prerequisites.

Undergraduate Catalog

Access the most current UTSA Undergraduate Catalog and Information Bulletin to review specific topics, degrees, course descriptions and more.

Transfer Tips

Transfer tips highlighting suggested time-lines and facts about transferring, GPA worksheet and more. When using the GPA Calculator, please remember that technical, developmental and remedial courses are not transferable.

Academic Fresh Start

Texas residents who want academic work earned 10 years prior to the planned enrollment term not to be considered/transferred, can possibly utilize Fresh Start. If not admissible and coursework is more than 10 years old please review the form for more information.

 

 

 

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. For more information on application fee waivers, click here.