McDermott Award Qualifications
- 1450 or higher on the two-part SAT (verbal and math) or
- 33 or higher on the ACT
- 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 Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
- 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.