Freshman Admission

Eligibility for admission as a freshman is determined primarily on the basis of three predictors of academic success: high school preparation, rank in high school class, and SAT (ACT) score. Additional consideration for admission will be based on an evaluation of the additional criteria as described below.

Students enrolling with ACT/SAT scores and high school rankings below UT Tyler’s published admission criteria will be required to participate in the PASSages (Patriot Academic Success Services) Program during their first semester of enrollment. Participation in PASSages involves being registered in a PASSages Success Seminar, and this will be explained and taken care of in the advising appointment during New Patriot Orientation. 

Freshman Orientation
All freshmen graduating from high-school or transfer students transferring less than 30 semester credit hours are required to complete Orientation prior to registering for classes.  Freshmen are required to attend an on-campus Orientation session.  The program gives students the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes, as well as learn about campus services, resources, and student activities.  

For more information regarding Freshman Orientation or to register for Orientation, contact the Office of New Student & Family Programs, visit, or call 903.565.5645.