by Brittany Dunbar


The recommended the high courses that you need for admission are:

  1. Language Arts: Required: 4 units of English
  2. Science: Required: 4 units of science to include at least one unit of Chemistry or Physics.
  3. Foreign Language: Required: 2 units in a single language effective fall semester 2001.
  4. Mathematics: Required: 4 units at the level of Algebra I or higher, e.g., algebra, geometry, elementary analysis, probability and statistics, solid geometry, calculus with analytical geometry. Informal geometry and pre-algebra will not fulfill this requirement.
    Strongly recommended: Students planning to enter scientific, engineering and similar technical fields are advised to take at least 4 units of math in preparation for entering the first university calculus course in their first semester at the university.
  5. Social Studies: Required: 4 units
  6. Electives: Required: Additional courses in the areas above and/or in fine arts and/or computer science to satisfy high school graduation requirements

The admissions criteria and testing score requirements:

High School Rank in Class and SAT (ACT) Score

  1. An applicant who graduates from an accredited high school in 1 of the 2 years preceding the academic year for which the applicant is apply for admission and who has a grade point average in the top 10% of the applicant's high school graduating class will be admitted automatically (subject to applicable enrollment limit). SAT (ACT) scores must be submitted.
  2. An applicant who does not qualify for for admission under #1 above but meets the following criteria also qualifies for regular admission:

Class Rank ACT    SAT (Math & Critical Reading)

Top 25%       20          970

Second 25%  21         1010

Third 25%     22        1050

Fourth 25%   23       1080

Home schooled students: Requirements for home schooled students entering as freshmen are as follows:

  1. SAT or ACT test scores
  2. THEA if applicable
  3. HS transcript or GED scores

The additional and special requirements for admission are:

In addition to the current university requirements for admission, applicants must also have either: successfully completed the curriculum requirements for the recommended or advanced 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 1500 out of 2400 or the equivalent.

The above requirement may be satisfied if the applicants official high school transcript or diploma states that the applicant has completed the portion of the recommended or advanced 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.

An applicant may be given additional consideration based upon an evaluation of their involvement and level of responsibility in extracurricular activities; involvement in non-academic affairs while attending high school, including employment and family responsibilities; status as a first-time college student; English not first language; and socioeconomic background.

There is no deadline of applying for the fall semester if you are a US student. However if you are a international student, your deadline is May 31.

The application fee for admission is:

$40 for domestic students, $75 for international students

You can contact the admissions office by mail or email at:

Undergraduate Admissions
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7203
Fx: 903.566.7183

Academic Costs of Attendance

The annual cost for one year of tuition and fees is $7,312. The annual estimated cost of books and supplies for one year is $1,580.

Scholarship Information

You can contact the scholarship office by mail and email at:

Undergraduate Admissions
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799
Office Hours:Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ph: 903.566.7203
Fx: 903.566.7183

There is one scholarship opportunity that I am interested in and eligible to apply for and it is the New Freshman Scholarship. There is no deadline for applying for it. This scholarship for is new freshmen who have been accepted for admission and confirmed their intention to enroll prior to May 1. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must submit your ACT/SAT scores and high school transcript. However these following range of scores are accepted only; ACT: 24-25, 26-28, 29+ or SAT: 1090-1160, 1170-1270, 1280+.

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