U T Dallas

Application Process

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  1. The CommonApp application is closed. Prospective students who wish to apply for the fall 2022 semester should complete and submit their application through GoApplyTexas.org.

  2. Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee or waive this fee by attending a prospective student event 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 and upload them using the supplemental document form. 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, Common App, or through the UT Dallas Marketplace if their application has already been submitted.
  • Applicants with international academic documents will be assessed an additional international credential evaluation fee of $50.
  • Application Fee Waiver: 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.

    • International students who attend high schools outside of Texas are encouraged to apply through ApplyTexas and attend an admission event to qualify for an application fee waiver.
    • International students who attend high school in Texas and qualify for an SAT, ACT or NACAC fee waiver are encouraged to submit an application fee waiver form for consideration.


  • 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, the ApplyTexas or Common App application, and SAT/ACT or the Applying without Score Form are received.
  • Applicants can request a hold on the review of their application file pending the submission of supplemental materials.
  • 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