U T Dallas

Admissions Information Related to COVID-19

In an effort to support social distancing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Office of Admission and Enrollment has moved virtually. While our campus may be closed, our undergraduate admission counselors and staff are ready to help you. If you are a prospective first-time-in-college freshman or transfer student, you can visit our counselor locator page to find your undergraduate admission counselor. Feel free to email them directly or send any questions to [email protected]. You can also schedule a virtual pre-admission counseling appointment. For graduate applications support, please contact the graduate departments directly.

Visit our undergraduate virtual resources webpage and the undergraduate admissions C19-FAQ for up-to-date information. We appreciate your understanding — please stay safe and healthy.

Application Process

  1. Complete the online application through ApplyTexas.org or Common App.
  2. Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee or waive this fee by attending Discover UTD Week or by submitting an approved SAT/ACT fee waiver.
  3. Complete one of the following:
    • Submit official SAT/ACT scores*:
      *The SAT code is 6897 and the ACT code is 4243
    • Indicate you plan to apply without an SAT/ACT score by submitting the Applying without Score form through Galaxy.
  4. Request an official high school transcript to be sent electronically or mailed in a sealed envelope to the following address:

    The University of Texas at Dallas
    Office of Admission and Enrollment
    800 W Campbell Rd
    Richardson, TX 75080-3021

  5. International applicants: See additional documentation requirements.

Optional Steps

While not required, we encourage all applicants to submit supplemental materials:

  • Official college transcripts for dual credit courses
  • Official AP test scores
  • Essay Topic A, B, or C on the ApplyTexas application
  • Letters of recommendation (limited to a maximum of three)
  • Resume
    Submit supplementary resume, letters of recommendation, and/or essay by postal mail or log in to your Galaxy account and upload them to the Supplemental Admission Docs folder in the Admissions Forms Folder. The application cover letterPDF file icon must accompany all supplementary documents submitted by mail.

*Students applying with no SAT or ACT score are strongly encouraged to submit any additional academic information such as an official college transcript for dual credit coursework, AP scores, etc.

Veteran and Military-Affiliated Freshman Applicants

See the Veteran and Military-Affiliated Student Checklist.

Application Fees and Deadlines


  • The non-refundable application fee is $50 for applications submitted on or before the regular application deadline or $125 for applications submitted after the regular application deadline.
  • Freshman applicants can pay their fees using the ApplyTexas Application website or, if their application has already been submitted, through the UT Dallas Marketplace.
  • Applicants with international academic documents will be assessed an additional international credential evaluation fee of $50.
  • Submit qualifying application fee waivers (SAT, ACT, NACAC, and/or proof of military service) in the App Fee Waiver Submission folder in your Galaxy account under the Admissions Form Folder.


  • UT Dallas encourages all students to submit their application and complete their files as early as possible. An application file is considered “complete” for review when official academic transcripts and the ApplyTexas application are received.
  • Applicants can request a hold on the review of their application file pending the submission of supplemental materials by submitting the form through Galaxy.
  • Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. During peak application periods, it can take four to six weeks for an application file to be reviewed.
  • Applications completed after the regular deadline will continue to be processed, but applicants may not receive a decision in time to avoid late class registration.

Deadlines for All Freshmen


Priority Application Deadline*

Regular Application Deadline**

Fall December 1

May 1

(Fall 2020 Extended to July 1)

*Complete application files received by the priority deadline will receive early review for admission and scholarship purposes.

**All complete application files received by the regular deadline will be reviewed for a decision.

For an application to be considered complete, all supporting documents and transcripts must be postmarked on or before the deadline.

More information regarding regular and late registration is available on the academic calendar.

The University of Texas at Dallas | Office of Admission and Enrollment 1-972-883-2270
Student Services Bldg | 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080-3021 1-800-889-2443