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Application Requirements for Certain Programs

Some of our programs require more than an application to UT.

We are currently working through admissions requirements and the process for these programs for our test-optional applicants for Fall 2021. Please continue to check this page for updates.

College of Architecture and Design

A portfolio of your artwork is not required but is recommended. Admission decisions are made holistically by faculty of the School of Architecture or School of Interior Architecture.


College of Nursing

Nursing applicants must submit a “nursing statement” in response to a prompt outlined by the college. Visit the Freshman Applicant Information section of the College of Nursing website for more information and the essay prompt.


Pre-Pharmacy Direct Admit Program

The required minimum weighted core GPA is a 3.5 and an ACT of 25 (or SAT ERW+M of 1220). We are currently working through admissions requirements for test-optional applicants. Applicants are offered admission to the Pre-Pharmacy Direct Admit Program based on holistic evaluation by the faculty and staff of the UT College of Pharmacy. Other pre-pharmacy applicants are admitted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions based on standard UT admission requirements.


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School of Music

Depending on the concentration you choose, you may be required to audition and/or interview. Additional information is available from the School of Music.


Tickle College of Engineering

All majors have the same special admission requirements. A minimum score of 25 on the ACT math or 590 on the SAT math test is required. A calculated Success Prediction Index (SPI) of 60 or higher is also required. SPI is calculated by adding the ACT math score (or SAT math score converted to the ACT equivalent) to 10 times the UT calculated core GPA. For example, a 29 ACT math score and a 3.5 weighted core GPA equals a SPI of 64 (29+10×3.5). We are currently working through admissions requirements for test-optional applicants.

International applicants must also submit an official SAT I score or ACT score to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. A minimum SAT I mathematics score of 590, minimum ACT mathematics score of 25, or a minimum Level 3 achievement on the online Math Placement Exam is required. Applicants with a GPA below 3.5 may require higher-than-minimum scores. Additional information is available from the Tickle College of Engineering.

Test-Optional Applicants
For students who choose not to include ACT/SAT test scores as part of their application for admission, there is an additional math requirement in order to complete your application. Our teams are working on this procedure. We will update this website and applicants with more information as it becomes available.