University of Texas-El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Application Procedures

Freshman Admission

Category I: Freshmen who rank in the top half of their class or who score a minimum of 920 on the SAT or a 20 composite on the ACT are automatically admitted to UTEP upon application and submission of the appropriate admission documents. This policy includes admission of graduates of an accredited Texas high school who graduated in the top 25% of their high school class, as described in Chapter 51 of the Texas Education Code.

Category II: Freshman applicants who are residents of Texas and who do not qualify under Category I are eligible for provisional admission through the university's START Program. START students must attend Orientation, must be advised by the Academic Advising Center, must select their classes from a list of prescribed university courses, and must take a free, non-credit study skills course. Once the course and grade point average requirements have been met, the student becomes fully admitted to the university and may change majors.


The high school curriculum listed below constitutes the current minimum recommended preparation for university level work.


English 4

Mathematics (Algebra I & II and Geometry) 3 - 4

(plus 1 year of Precalculus, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, or

Elementary Analysis for Science and Engineering majors)

Natural Science 3

(Physical Science, Biology I & II, Chemistry I & II, Physics I & II,

or Science 3 & 4)

Social Studies 4

(1 year each of U.S. History, World History, and World Geography,

_ year each of Economics and U.S. Government)

Foreign Language (3 years of the same language) 3

Health 0.5

Fine Arts 1

P.E. 1.5

Computer Science 1

For students who have graduated from U.S. high schools within the past five years, the course work listed above will be required for admission beginning Summer 2004. For admission beginning Summer 2000, students must have completed a minimum of 16-1/2 of the credits above, including 4 in English. Students admitted for Summer 2002 must have completed a minimum of 18-1/2 of the credits above, including 4 in English. Students in science and engineering need an additional credit, preferably in mathematics.


Category I: Applicants who have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of college level work with grades of "C" or better with a minimum overall 2.0 ("C") grade point average are admissible to UTEP.

Category II: Applicants who do not meet the transfer hour and grade point average requirement but who meet the Freshman Category I requirements for admission are admissible to UTEP as long as they are eligible to immediately re-enroll at their previous institutions.

All other applications are reviewed individually by the UT El Paso Admissions Committee.


Submit sections A, B, and C (D is optional) FALL: May 1 (all documents due by July 31)

of the application to: SPRING: Oct. 1 (all documents due by Nov. 30)

Admissions Office SUMMER: March 1 (all documents due by April 30

The University of Texas at El Paso)

El Paso, TX 79968-0510 * A $15 Late Application Fee is required for applications

Phone: (915) 747-5576 submitted after the Priority Date

FAX: (915) 747-5848


Web site:


Office of Undergraduate Recruitment To ensure meeting our March 15 Priority Date, mail your Free

The University of Texas at El Paso Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Feb. 14.

El Paso, TX 79968-0504 Phone: (915) 747-5204

Phone: (915) 747-5890 FAFSA Code: 003661



SAT Code: 6829 Priority Dates:

ACT Code: 4223 Nov. 1 for Presidential Scholars Programs (high school seniors only)

March 1 for all other scholarships for the following year



BBA105 AccountingBS 522Kinesiology/Sports Stud
BA405 AnthropologyBA 491Latin American Studies
BS605 Applied Mathematics BS644 Life/Earth Sciences
BA415 Art EducationBA 495Linguistics
BFA426 Art: CeramicsBBA 155Management
BFA449 Art: DrawingBBA 160Marketing
BA413 Art: GeneralBS 650Mathematical Sciences
BFA479 Art: Graphic Design BA801 Media Advertising
BFA802 Art: MetalsBS 660Microbiology
BFA841 Art: PaintingBM 808Music Education
BFA851 Art: PrintmakingBM 809Music: General
BFA867 Art: SculptureBM 815Music: Perf. Ballet
BS611 BiologyBM 821Music: Perf. Keyboard
BA422 BroadcastingBM 824Music: Perf. Orch/Band
BS620 ChemistryBM 827Music: Perf. Vocal
BA430 Chicano StudiesBM 831Music: Theory & Comp
BS593 Clinical Lab. Sciences BS668 Natural Science
BA438 CommunicationBS 595Nursing
BBA130 Computer Info Systems BSOT582 Occupational Therapy
BS321 Computer ScienceBA 838Org. Comm/Pub. Rel.
BA442 Criminal JusticeBA 845Philosophy
BS625 Earth ScienceBS 665Physical Science
BBA135 EconomicsMPT 592Physical Therapy
BA450 Elec. Media CommBS 670Physics
BSCE311 Engr.: CivilBA 847Political Science
BSEE341 Engr.: Electrical BA852 Print Media Comm.
BSIE361 Engr.: Industrial BA,BS855 Psychology
BSME371 Engr.: Mechanical BSW870 Social Work
BSMME376 Engr.: Metallurgical BA875 Sociology
BA454 English & Am Lit BA879 Spanish
BA462 English: Creative Writ BA883 Speech
BBA140 FinanceBA 680Statistics
BA474 FrenchBA 887Theatre Arts
BS636 Geology--- 499Undecided (LA)
BS640 Geophysics
BA476 German
BS519 Health Sciences
BA483 History
BIS267 Interdisc. Studies (Educ)
BA487 Journalism

UTEP: Admissions rev. 05-29-98

Revised 13 August 1998