McDermott Award Qualifications
|First-time college freshman|
|Old-Style two-part SAT = 1450+
OR New-style two-part SAT = 1490+
OR ACT = 33+
OR PSAT = 1470+
|Social skills with peers|
|Interacts easily with adults|
- 1450 or higher on the old-style two-part SAT (verbal and math) or
- 1490 or higher on the new-style two-part SAT (verbal and math) or
- 33 or higher on the ACT or
- 1470 or higher on the PSAT
- First-time college freshman
- AP, IB, CLEP, and Dual-Credit acceptable
- Current UT Dallas students or Transfer students not eligible
All McDermott Scholars applicants must apply to UT Dallas before Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
- A class rank in the top five percent of their graduating class
- Long records of leadership in school and community volunteerism
- Broad and eclectic interests in science, literature, and the arts
- Social skills to interact easily with adults as well as peers
Students who meet these qualifications have a stronger chance of being invited to McDermott Finalists' Weekend.
The program welcomes all majors. Applications are accepted from across Texas, the U.S., and the world.