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You’ll also need to provide:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all college courses attempted (if any)
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Application fee

Freshman and Transfer Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester - March 1 (Priority Deadline)
  • Spring Semester - November 15
  • Summer Semester - April 15

Transfer, Non-Degree & Summer Students:
To provide better advising services to these students, we strongly recommend that applications and all required documentation be submitted at least two to three months before your first semester.

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Application Requirements

Freshman Requirements

Freshmen must meet the high school curriculum requirements, class standing and test score standards as shown below:

Automatic Admissions Requirements
HS Graduation Class Rank
Top 25%
No Minimum Score*
No Minumum Score*
2nd Quarter
3rd Quarter
4th Quarter

*Although no minimum score is needed for Top 25%, awarding of a scholarship may require scores in addition to class rank and/or grade point average.
It is recommended that students submit exam scores in order to qualify for scholarships that may base award on class rank and exam scores. No minimum score is required but students must submit scores.

NOTE: Students completing the Recommended or Distinguished High School Graduation Plan, the Distinguished Level of Achievement in the state’s Foundation School Program, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or an equivalent college preparatory curriculum will meet the high school unit requirements unconditionally.

Individual reviews take place for any student who does not meet the stated class rank and SAT/ACT or high school graduation plan to determine if the student is still eligible for admission.

The following documents are also required:

  • ApplyTexas electronic application
  • A non-refundable application fee of $40
  • Official high school transcript showing grade average, class rank or APPROXIMATE class rank, and date or expected date of graduation
  • Official college transcript if any Dual Credit/Early College course work has been completed
  • SAT or ACT scores

Transfer Requirements

You’ll be considered a transfer student if you:
  • Graduated from high school or received a GED
  • Completed 24 or more hours of transferable semester credit hours
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Complete the ApplyTexas electronic application
  • Submit a non-refundable application fee of $40
  • Submit official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended

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International Student Requirements

If you’re an international applicant, apply online at at least six months before anticipated enrollment and have test scores and academic records submitted at least 2-3 months before your first semester.

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Graduate Student Requirements

Apply at least 60 days prior to the semester start date.

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“The Falcon Family comes from all different backgrounds and places, and we all support one another and we all want to be there for one another.”
— Nursing major Abbey Wyles, ’17

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Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report have both recognized UTPB for superior student achievement.

West Texas

The Permian Basin is a large, booming oil- and natural gas-producing area in West Texas, an easy drive from several major cities.
UTPB is headquartered in Odessa with a satellite campus (with engineering and performing arts spaces) in nearby Midland (with shuttle service there and back).

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Hike Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the highest point in Texas.


Acres of white dunes and sand surfing await in Monahans Sandhills State Park.


Take river trips or hike among the cacti in Big Bend National Park.


Road trip with friends to Roswell to spot some aliens.