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Incoming Freshmen

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.

If you are a freshman you must take either the SAT or the ACT to be considered for admission.

Admission Requirements

Guaranteed Admissions

HS RANK IN CLASS OLD SAT* NEW SAT* ACT SCORES
Top 25% no minimum no minimum no minimum
Second 25% 1100 SAT 1170 SAT 24 ACT

Admission by Committee Review

HS RANK IN CLASS OLD SAT* NEW SAT* ACT SCORES
Second 25% ≥ 900 SAT ≥ 980 SAT ≥ 19 ACT
Third 25% ≥ 1000 SAT ≥ 1080 SAT ≥ 21 ACT
Fourth 25% ≥ 1100 SAT ≥ 1170 SAT ≥ 24 ACT
Home school or GED Students There is no minimum SAT/ACT score,
but scores must be submitted from the testing agency.

*Old SAT – SAT taken prior to March 2016
*New SAT – SAT taken March 2016 and after

Applying as a Freshman

  • Apply online at ApplyTexas.org
  • Pay a $60 application processing fee or if applicable, submit a fee waiver
  • Submit official high school transcript. Electronic Parchment and E-Script PDF transcripts can be sent to: apply@utsa.edu. Official PDF transcripts must be sent from the institution directly to UTSA.
  • Submit test scores from the testing agency: ACT Code: 4239 SAT Code: 6919
  • If you are to be considered for admission through committee review, submission of an essay and letters of recommendations are highly suggested.
  • If you receive dual college credits, submit official college transcripts (not required for a decision)
  • If graduating early from high school, submit a recommendation letter from your guidance counselor.

Note: SAT scores combine Critical Reading (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) and Math. Test scores must be submitted from the testing agency. Meeting the stated scores for Committee Review does not guarantee admission. An admissions decision will not be made until all required documents are received. Students who are admitted to the university are not guaranteed admission to a specific academic program.