Freshman Admission

Freshman Admission


We are excited about your interest in The University of Texas at San Antonio. If you have questions about the university and/or the process for applying, feel free to contact the admission counselor for your area.

Freshmen Admission Process

Review our admission requirements below.

  1. Submit an application on ApplyTexas.
  2. Pay a non-refundable $70 application fee* or request a fee waiver if applicable
  3. Submit your high school transcripts. (UTSA accepts transcripts through Electronic Parchment, E-Script PDF and Naviance.)
  4. Submit your test scores directly from the testing agency. Freshmen must take either the SAT or the ACT to be considered for admission.
    • 4239 – ACT Code
    • 6919 – SAT Code
  5. All documentation must be submitted by the admission deadline (not postmarked). An admission decision is not rendered until the applicant’s file is complete.
  6. You’ll be notified when UTSA receives your ApplyTexas application and you’ll be given a myUTSA ID so you can check on your admission status.
  7. Once an application and all documentation are submitted, a decision can be rendered. Please note offers of admission are valid only for the semester indicated in the acceptance letter.

*Students applying to UTSA before October 1 will have a non-refundable application fee of $60.

All documents in support of an application become the property of UTSA and cannot be returned.

Students who are admitted to the university are not guaranteed admission to a specific academic program.

Freshmen Requirements

Guaranteed Admissions
HS Class Rank Old SAT* New SAT* ACT
Top 25% no minimum no minimum no minimum
Second 25% 1100 SAT 1170 SAT 24 ACT
Admission by Committee Review
HS Class Rank Old SAT* New SAT* ACT
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) combines Math + Critical Reading

*New SAT (SAT taken March 2016 and after) combines Math + Evidence Based Reading & Writing


Class Rank: 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.

Test Scores: Test scores must be submitted from the testing agency. UTSA’s code for ACT is 4239. UTSA’s code for SAT is 6919.

Committee Review: Meeting the stated scores for Committee Review does not guarantee admission. If you are to be considered for admission through committee review, submission of essay A and two letters of recommendations are highly suggested.

Dual Credit: If you’ve received dual college credits, please submit official college transcripts (not required for a decision).

Early Admission: If graduating early from high school, submit a recommendation letter from your guidance counselor.

Admission into UTSA Honors College

Freshmen applicants who are in the top 15% or have a 3.9 GPA (4.0 Scale) and have at least 1350 SAT or 29 ACT will receive an automatic invitation to accept their seat in the Honors College. Invitation letters and reservation forms are mailed to each student’s UTSA admission email on a rolling basis between November and February of each year. Visit the Honors College website for more details.

Distinguished Presidential Scholarship (DPS)

Fall freshmen applicants who apply and get admitted to UTSA by the Distinguished Presidential Scholarship priority deadline will be given automatic consideration for this scholarship valued up to $24,000* for up to four years if renewal eligibility is maintained. The value is awarded on a competitive basis.

This scholarship is competitive so out-of-state and international students can receive a Competitive Scholarship Waiver and pay in-state tuition for every year they hold a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000.

*while funding is available