2012-2013 Freshmen Requirements
Admissions Requirements have been designed to identify those students who are academically prepared to be successful within the academic environment of UTSA. The academic profile of the student is of utmost importance.
It is important to carefully review the specific requirements for each type of applicant prior to beginning the application process. Offers of admission are valid only for the semester for which the application is submitted.
An admissions decision is rendered only after all the required admissions documents are received.
You are a Freshmen Applicant if:
- you have not attended a college or university before high school graduation
- you have been dually enrolled in college and high school
- you are planning to enroll in a Fall Semester after attending college during the summer immediately after high school graduation.
- Those who have been dually enrolled in college and high school
The Home-schooled applicant who has attempted no college level classes will submit the same documents/information as a First-time Freshman. The required high school transcript must be official, documented, signed and dated by the person supervising the student's educational experience may include one of the following items:
- partial transcript indicating courses taken, grades earned to date, and the expected date of graduation (if student has not yet graduated)
- final transcript indicating courses taken
Early Admissions Requirements:
- is not intended for students who want to earn simultaneous credit toward high school graduation and a university degree
- is not for students who enroll as part of a group of students under the terms of an agreement between UTSA and the student's school district
- Is available to qualifying high school juniors and seniors
- SAT Critical Reading and Math score of at least a 1070 (At least 500 on CR and 500 on Math) OR ACT composite score of 23 (No less than 19 on English and 19 on Math)
Early Admission student advising and course registration are coordinated by the Office of P-20 Initiatives and take place following notification of admission. Advising and course registration for Special Admission Program students is coordinated by the office managing the Special Admission Program. Early Admission students who choose to continue enrollment at UTSA following high school graduation must apply for admission according to regular admission policy and procedures.
General Education Development (GED) Applicant:
Applicants who did not graduate from an accredited high school but who have successfully passed all five subject tests and received a GED certificate may be considered for admission to UTSA.
The State of Texas Uniform Admissions Standards also apply to GED graduates. Since a GED graduate cannot provide curriculum information, either the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks or the required SAT assessment scores must have been achieved for admittance to a Texas general academic teaching institution. Therefore, the application will not be processed without the SAT or ACT scores to consider.
Test Scores & High School Rank
A First-time Freshman applicant graduating, or on-track to graduate, from an accredited, non-accredited high school or a Home-School Program must meet the following UTSA admission requirements:
|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%)||960 (critical reading and math only)||20 (composite)|
|3rd and 4th quartile||Individual review||Individual Review|
|no HS rank, unaccredited HS, or home school program||Individual review||Individual Review|
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
Student Curriculum Information and Academic Records
Texas public high schools are to provide the curriculum information on the student's academic record (transcript) no later than the completion of their junior year. Students graduating from private High schools in Texas or out-of-state high schools can be documented by the students' high school using one of the forms:
TPHSC-Form 1: Students who graduated in 2010 or before from Texas private schools, Texas public schools and out-of-state schools.
TPHSC-Form 2: Students who will graduate in 2011 or after from Texas private schools, Texas public schools and out-of-state schools.
NTHSC-Form 1: Students who graduated in 2010 or before from out-of-state schools.
NTHSC_Form 2:Students who will graduate in 2011 or after from out-of-state schools.
- Apply online at applytexas.org
- Pay an application fee of $40
- Submit your official high school transcript with curriculum verification
- Send your ACT/SAT scores with writing section sent directly from the testing agency
SAT - Code: 6919
ACT - Code: 4239
- If you took college credit courses, send any official college transcript when available
- If you are graduating early from high school, submit a recommendation letter from your guidance counselor
First-time Freshmen in Committee Review are highly encouraged to submit the following supporting materials:
- One essay from the Apply Texas Application, Topic C one page single space
- Up to two letter of recommendation, from community involvement, high school academics or employer
- *All supporting materials must include your full name, high school, and date of birth as it appears on your Apply Texas Application
- 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.