Application Process

  1. Complete the online application through
  2. Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee or waive this fee by attending Scholars’ Day or by submitting an approved SAT/ACT fee waiver.
  3. Submit your official SAT or ACT scores to UT Dallas: the SAT code is 6897 and ACT code is 4243.
  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

International Freshman Applicants

See additional documentation requirements.

Veteran and Military-Affiliated Freshman Applicants

See the Veteran and Military-Affiliated Student Checklist.

Optional Steps

  • Submit essay Topic A, B, or C on the ApplyTexas application.
  • 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 letter must accompany all supplementary documents submitted by mail.
  • Submit official college transcripts for dual credit courses.
  • Submit official AP test scores.
  • Submit any residency documentation using the Residency Document Submission folder in your Galaxy account under the Admissions Form Folder.

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, test scores, and the ApplyTexas application are received.
  • 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

*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