Acceptance Rate

940 - 1130

SAT Range

17 - 22

ACT Range

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Admissions

The University of Texas at El Paso offers a wide range of degree programs to choose from which includes programs in Accounting, Applied Statistics, Arts, Applied Arts and Sciences, Big Data Analytics, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Marketing.

For admitting in any of the programs or major the student needs to go through a procedure and also needs to fulfill the requirements asked by the university. The details regarding the admission process and requirements are given below.

UTEP Admission Process

The admission process is not very complex, it is very easy and merely the same for all programs such as Undergraduates or Masters. The process starts with applying online by filling the application form.

Undergraduate Admission process

Complete the Common Application in its entirety

The process starts with filling up the application form online with all the required details and information.

Submitting High School Transcripts

The applicants are asked to submit the official high school transcripts to the university. Transcripts must be official and submitted by High School directly to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Transcripts will not be accepted in person or if they are unofficial.

Submission of College Transcript

Transcripts must be official and submitted by the college or university directly to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Transcripts will not be accepted in person or if they are unofficial. Some colleges and universities are able to submit transcripts electronically to the university on your behalf at submit@utep.edu. 

If transcripts are not available to be submitted electronically, they can be submitted by mail or email to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

Submission of Test Scores

The students are asked to submit the official test scores applicants earned on the SAT or ACT exams. Official SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test), ACT (American College Test), GED (Test of General Educational Development), and/or TSI (Texas Success Inactive) scores must be sent to the Office of Admissions. To determine which scores you need to submit, visit Pathways to Admission.

When applicants ask the testing agency to send their scores, use the codes the agencies have designated for the university:

Permanent resident card

If applicable, provide a copy of your permanent resident card. The permanent resident card requirement applies only to non-U.S. citizens who have permanent resident status in the United States.

Submission residency affidavit

Most applicants don’t need to submit a residency affidavit. If you aren’t a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident but graduated or will graduate from a Texas high school, you may qualify for residency for tuition purposes and should submit the affidavit. The Apply Texas application will prompt those who indicate they meet these criteria to download the appropriate form.

Graduate Admission Process

The admission process starts with the application submission.

Create a User Account

Applicants can do this after going to the application page and selecting the program and available semester they would like to apply for.  Enter the following information in the Create Account section:

A username of 6-50 characters.

Primary email address. Do not use a shared email address. This email should be accessed by the applicant alone.

Applicant’s first name.

Applicant’s last name.

Applicant’s current postal code.

Applicant’s date of birth in mm/dd/yy format. 

A password, using a minimum of six characters

Re-enter the password from the previous field.

Click on the Create Account button to start the process. The applicant will receive a system-generated verification email within a few hours. The account is active after it is verified. By creating an account, an applicant can start their application, save and return to their application until they are ready to submit.

Filling of Biographical information

The University collects biographical information as part of their permanent student record. Some of the information collected is used to determine residency status. The University does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. Some of the information provided is used to determine if any additional requirements are needed to submit the application.

Register the Recommenders

Some programs require that applicant provide one, two or three letters of recommendation. Applicants may register their recommenders through an application. All they need is to register their recommender’s is the name and email address. The application site will email your recommenders and notify them that they have been asked to provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. As a professional courtesy, applicants should notify their recommenders personally of your request, and follow up to ensure they were contacted by the application software, as sometimes those emails get lost in spam boxes.

Upload Required Documents

Beyond unofficial transcripts* and test scores, if applicable, applicants may need to upload other documents, such as a statement of purpose, a resume, or another form of document. If you are an international applicant, you must also upload your diploma certificate and proof of English proficiency in the form of passing Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Pay the Application fee and submit the application

Prior to submitting the application, the applicant must pass the application inspector, which checks your application for missing documents. Once you have successfully passed the inspector, you can make payment for your application by credit card or electronic check through a secure checkout. Once you have submitted your application, an automated confirmation email will be sent to you, and signifies your application is on its way to the Graduate School. U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents and Mexican Nationals are assessed a $45 application fee. International students are assessed an $80 application fee.

SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

940 - 1130

Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.


SAT Reading 25th


SAT Math 25th


SAT Composite 25th


SAT Reading 75th


SAT Math 75th


SAT Composite 75th


Average SAT Score


SAT scores are an important component of a college application and are considered a good way to calibrate a potential candidate's grades. However, the SAT scores are not one of the mandatory factors to get admission to The University of Texas at El Paso.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

17 - 22

Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.


ACT Math 25th


ACT English 25th


ACT Composite 25th


ACT Math 75th


ACT English 75th


ACT Composite 75th


Average ACT Score


ACT scores weigh a lot of importance in a candidate's application to a university or a college. Candidates can submit their ACT scores for securing admission to The University of Texas at El Paso. However, the university doesn't put much emphasis on the same.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students


Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average.

It's meant to score you (usually on a GPA scale between 1.0 and 4.0) during your studies and shows whether your grades have been high or low overall in your classes.

This number is then used to assess whether you meet the standards and expectations set by the degree program or university.

The GPA accepted by the university is not less than 3.12 out of 4, applicants must have the same or more than this grade points to get admitted to the university.

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA


High School Rank


High School Transcript


College Prep Courses

Considered but not required




Neither required nor recommended

There are certain requirements that are to be fulfilled by the applicants for getting admitted to the university. These requirements are as follows-


  • Applicants must be awarded a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution by the start of the first term of graduate study.

  • Current unofficial transcripts must be uploaded with your application and are used by the reviewing committee as one factor in determining your eligibility for admission to the graduate program of your choice.

  • Official transcripts must be sent after you have been notified that you are admitted.

Statement of purpose

A statement of purpose is often described as a personal essay and gives you the opportunity to provide a narrative of your background, academic, professional, and personal achievements.

Above all, a statement of purpose should clearly and concisely communicate your interest in the program of your choice. Generally, a statement of purpose is one to two pages in length, though some programs provide specific instructions for applicants to use in crafting their statement of purpose.


Your resume is a summary of your academic and professional credentials, skills, prior employment, and volunteer history. Generally, a resume is one to two pages in length.

Some programs request a curriculum vitae or CV. This is a longer document that emphasizes academic accomplishments such as conference presentations, publications, and teaching experience.

Letters of recommendation

Programs may ask for letters of recommendation to support your application for admission. You may register your recommenders through your application. All you need to register your recommender is the name and email address.

The application site will email your recommenders and notify them that they have been asked to provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. You may also log in to your application to check the status of your recommenders.

Diploma certificate

  • International applicants must submit their diploma certificate for admission consideration.

Other admission requirements

Programs may require additional documentation, such as writing samples or department-produced forms. Please refer to the program for information on these requirements, if applicable.

Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.


Early Decision Deadline


Early Action Deadline


Offer Action Deadline


Offers Early Decision


Application Website


Accepts Common App


Accepts Coalition App


The University is not strict in its admission process but they stick to a deadline for applying, students are bound to apply within that deadline so that their application gets into the evaluation of the admission process.

The application deadline is on September 5th, students can fill up the admission form before this period.

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Credits Accepted

AP Credit


Dual Credit


Credit for Life Experiences


Almost all universities in the US incentivize students by helping them earn university credit by taking certain courses in high school. There are many such programs available, and some of the popular ones are Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit), AP Credit, and CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences). However, every university follows its own, separate policy regarding these credits. There are many perks of using these programs such as a shorter time to finish a degree, a higher GPA, and increased chances of completing the degree. To avail AP and CLEP credits, students can simply visit collegeboard.org and request to submit the scores to the university of their choice.