Applying for Admission
If you have graduated or will soon graduate from high school or receive a GED and you have not enrolled in another college or university after graduating, apply for freshman admission.
To be considered, submit the following:
The online application
Like other Texas public universities, we use the ApplyTexas application. Use it to report your complete academic record, including college credit earned as dual credit.
Your application fee
Pay the non-refundable $75 application fee—$90 for international applicants—when you submit your ApplyTexas application. Fee waivers are available.
Along with your ApplyTexas application, submit at least one essay.
Three short answers
Answer at least three short-answer prompts in the ApplyTexas application.
Your high school transcript(s)
Send us official transcript(s) documenting all coursework undertaken during your high school career. If your high school does not rank students, include a statement from your school describing its policy, a copy of your school’s profile and a GPA or grade distribution report.
Any college transcript(s)
Send us official transcript(s) documenting any college credit earned while in high school (dual credit counts!).
Submit an expanded résumé offering additional information about your achievements. While this isn’t required, it’s strongly recommended.
Letter(s) of recommendation
Ask someone who knows you well to write a letter about your character and accomplishments. Letters of recommendation are appreciated but not required.
Permanent resident card
If applicable, provide a copy of your permanent resident card.
Student Information Form
If applicable, tell us about your high-school coursework via MyStatus.
Coursework exemption form
If applicable, submit a form to claim an exemption to the state’s Uniform Admission Policy.
Track Your Status
Track the completion of your application in MyStatus—see the Admission tab.