Applying for Admission Checklist
If you are a high school senior or a student who has completed high school and has not yet enrolled at another college or university after graduation, you should apply for freshman admission.
Required application materials
The application materials below are required for ALL freshman applicants.
The online application
Freshman applicants for fall 2023 can submit either the Common App or ApplyTexas applications. Use your application to report your complete academic record, including college credit earned as dual credit while in high school.
Pay the non-refundable $75 application fee — $90 for international applicants — when you submit your application.
Your high school transcript(s) and class rank
Work with your high school to send us your official transcript(s) documenting all coursework undertaken during your high school career and your class rank. 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. International students should review the requirements on the “International Applicants” tab below.
Any college transcript(s)
If you have earned any college credit (including dual credit) while in high school, request that the college or university send official transcripts to UT Austin.
Additional materials if applicable
The following materials may be required. All required items must be received by the appropriate deadline.
In addition to reviewing the prerequisites, submit any additional items required by the majors you’ve selected as your first and second choices.
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.
The optional items below are NOT required for admissions consideration, but will be considered as part of your application for admission if submitted by the appropriate deadline.
ACT or SAT test scores are not required for the Fall 2023 admissions application, but students are encouraged to do so. Applicants will indicate on their online application if they would like their SAT or ACT scores to be considered as part of their application. If a student indicates they would like for their scores to be considered they must submit official test scores by the appropriate deadline. When provided, ACT and/or SAT scores will continue to serve as just one of the many factors considered in our review of a student’s application. There is an online resource for frequently asked questions regarding submitting standardized test scores. Students may also contact the Office of Admissions with additional questions.
You may choose to submit an expanded résumé offering additional information about all of your achievements, activities, leadership positions, and student employment.
Letter(s) of recommendation
You may submit up to two optional letters of recommendation with your admission application. These letters may be from teachers, mentors, or people who know you well, either within or outside of your high school. The letter should be able to give additional context or information to support your admission that is not already provided in your application or other submitted documents (résumé, transcripts).
Letters of recommendation are not accepted via email.
Track Your Status and Upload Materials
Once you’ve submitted your online application track the completion of your application and submit additional documents in MyStatus. Be sure to regularly monitor MyStatus until your application is listed as complete, and complete any outstanding to-do items prior to application deadlines.