Undergraduate International Admission

Admission Requirements For Freshmen Undergraduate International Students
Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018 Terms

Admission Requirements for Freshmen International Students: You are a freshman student if you have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation. Students who have taken post-secondary (college) courses while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.

College of Arts and Letters

  • 2.5 GPA

Music Performance program

  • Audition required

Psychology program

  • Students will be admitted to pre-psychology until they earn 30 credit hours and a 2.5 GPA          

College of Business and Innovation

Bachelor of Business Administration programs

  • 2.8 GPA 

Information Technology program

  • 2.5 GPA; and

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted into an associate's degree in the College of Business and Innovation. Upon meeting a 2.4 UT college GPA, students are permitted to transfer into the programs of their choice.

Applied Organizational Technology Associate Degree programs

  • 2.0 GPA 

College of Engineering

Engineering Science programs

  • 3.0 GPA; and
  • 22 ACT/520 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 550 (taken after March 2016)  mathematics subscore; and
  • 4 years of high school math (fourth-year emphasis on trigonometry or pre-calculus) and high school chemistry; high school physics is strongly recommended                 

Students not meeting these requirements will be reviewed for the Engineering Technology programs.

Engineering Technology programs

  • 2.5 GPA; and
  • 20 ACT/480 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 510 SAT (taken after March 2016) mathematics subscore

Information Technology program

  • 2.5 GPA; and
  • 20 ACT/480 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 510 SAT (taken after March 2016) mathematics subscore

Alternatively, students who do not have an ACT or SAT score can take UT's math placement test (ALEKS) for a fee of $25.00 USD. Students must score at least 61 points for Engineering Technology programs or at least 76 for Engineering Science programs. In order to take the ALEKS placement test, go to www.aleks.com, and click here for instructions (Note: you must use the code indicated in step 2).

College of Health and Human Services

  • 2.7 GPA

Exercise Science

  • 3.0 GPA
  • high school biology and chemistry with grade of C or better

Criminal Justice, Paralegal Studies, and Social Work

  • 2.5 GPA                 

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • 2.5 GPA

BS in Biology (Department of Biological Sciences)               

  • 2.75 GPA

Students not meeting the BS in Biology minimum GPA requirement but meeting the college requirements will be admitted to the BA in Biology.                  

College of Nursing

All students admitted into the pre-nursing BSN curriculum with:

  • 2.75 GPA

Upon completion of the pre-nursing curriculum, there is a competitive admission process for the professional sequence.

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

All students admitted into the pre-professional program with:

  • 2.5 GPA

All international students applying to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are required to provide a TOEFL score of 80 or higher on the iBT, with a minimum score of 18 in each of the four subcategories. Click here for the list of countries exempt from the TOEFL requirement.       

Contingent admission to the Professional Division is available on a competitive basis. To be considered, the following must be completed in the year proceeding fall admission:               

  • Achieve and report by December 1, 2016, a 29 ACT/1300 SAT and a 3.75 GPA in a college preparatory high school curriculum                  
  • Application submitted by December 1, 2016

Additional materials will be requested. Final notification of contingent admission status will occur in mid-March.               

 Judith Herb College of Education

  • 2.7 GPA                
Last Updated: 7/5/17