Freshman Application Checklist and Requirements

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Application Checklist

Each incoming freshman must submit a complete application file by May 1

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Complete an application (Undergraduate Freshman) for admission.

  • Submit the $30 non-refundable application fee.

  • Have your current high school or college transcript sent to UTC Admissions.

  • Have your ACT or SAT scores sent to UTC Admissions.

 It will take up to three weeks to process the application once all required items are received.


Important Dates

  • Complete the admissions application process by Dec. 1 if you want to apply for UTC Scholarships.

  • Complete the separate scholarship application by Jan. 10.

  • Begin the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Oct. 1.

After you’re accepted, visit the Freshman Enrollment page for your next steps to becoming a Moc.


Requirements for Admission as a Freshman

  • All freshmen under 21 years of age must graduate with a regular diploma from an accredited or state approved high school or complete a GED.

  • First-time freshmen must meet unit requirements with completed high school courses. See bottom of page for details.

  • All first-time freshmen applying for admission to UTC must meet one of the following high school grade point average and ACT/SAT combinations:

    • 2.85 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum 18 ACT composite (960 SAT composite).

    • Minimum 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a 21 ACT composite (1060 SAT composite) minimum.

*NEW SAT equivalent beginning September 2018

(Visit our catalog for full details on admissions regulations)


First-time freshmen also must have the following minimum 16 unit requirements:

  • 4 units of English                                

  • 4 units of math (algebra I and II, geometry and 1 additional unit)

  • 3 units of lab science

  • 1 unit of European history, world history, or world geography

  • 2 units of the same foreign language (Sign Language courses included)

  • 1 unit of visual or performing art

  • 1 unit of American history