Online Admission Requirements

Select the list item below that best describes the type of student you are to see the full admission requirements. Please note there may be additional requirements based on your online program. To confirm requirements for a specific program, please visit the programs page.

You should apply to UT Permian Basin as a freshman if you have no more than 23 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university.

Requirements for Freshmen

In addition to graduating with the recommended academic programs, applicants can also be automatically admitted to UT Permian Basin by meeting the required entrance exam and class rank criteria listed here:

Entrance Exam Requirement

HS Graduation Class RankSATACT
Top 25%No Minimum ScoreNo Minimum Score
2nd Quarter102020
3rd Quarter116024
4th Quarter128027

If you don’t meet these requirements, you may still be admitted to UT Permian Basin. Every freshman class includes students who are admitted after a professional, individual review of their documents and application. Review the high school coursework for students who don’t meet the requirements listed above.

Please note:

  • Students should submit exam scores to qualify for scholarships. No minimum test score is required, but students must submit them to be considered.
  • SAT scores taken prior to March 2016 comprise Verbal/Critical Reading and Math.
  • SAT scores taken since March 2016 comprise Evidence-based Reading & Writing and Math.
  • If you are a Texas student who has completed any of the following, you meet UTPB’s high school unit requirements unconditionally:
    • Distinguished High School Graduation Plan
    • Distinguished Level of Achievement in the Texas Foundation School Program
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma (or equivalent college preparatory program)

Required Documents

  1. Completed online application (via ApplyTexas.org)
  2. Non-refundable application fee of $40
  3. Official high school transcript showing grade average, class rank (or approximate), and expected date of graduation
  4. SAT and/or ACT scores

If you’re taking dual-credit/early college coursework, have an official transcript sent to UT Permian Basin. Please note that some programs may have additional requirements. Please check the specific program page for additional information.

Apply as a Transfer If:

  • You have completed 24 or more semester hours of college credit but have not yet obtained a bachelor’s degree.
  • You are either degree or non-degree seeking or a transient.
  • You are pursuing a second bachelor’s degree.

Required Documents

  • Completed electronic application using the ApplyTexas website
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.00
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges/universities previously attended, including dual-credit courses from high school. If an official academic record was created, we require it.
  • Proof of having complied with TSI requirement (THEA/TASP, etc.)

Transfer Admission Requirements

A transfer student is defined as any student new to UT Permian Basin who has ever enrolled at another college or university prior to attendance at UT Permian Basin and who has completed 24 or more semester hours of college-level work. UT Permian Basin evaluates credit only from generally accepted academic institutions with regional accreditation. Applicants must submit records of all accredited institutions attended, even if they do not wish to transfer the credit to UT Permian Basin. Transfer students with 24 or more semester hours of college work must:

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 grading system.
  • Be eligible to re-enroll in the colleges previously attended.

Provisional Admission

In some cases, students that do not meet the minimum grade point requirement may be admitted provisionally. Students who are admitted provisionally must complete the first 12 semester hours with grades of “C” or better in each course in order to be removed from provisional status and in order to be allowed to enroll in subsequent terms. For more information on Undergraduate Transfer of Credit and the Rules Governing Transfer of Credit, visit this link.

Transfer Students from Non-Accredited Institutions

A transfer applicant from a non-accredited institution may be considered for conditional admission by the Admissions Review Committee. A transfer student admitted conditionally must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 or above for the first 30 hours of coursework undertaken at UT Permian Basin and is subject to academic dismissal any time the grade point average falls below 2.0.

  1. Complete a UT Permian Basin Graduate Application at: applytexas.org. There is a $40 application fee.
  2. Request all official transcripts be sent to:

    Office of Admission
    UT Permian Basin
    4901 E University Blvd.
    Odessa, TX 79762-0001
    or
    admissions@utpb.edu

    You will need to submit official transcripts from each college or university you attended to the Office of Admissions. Currently enrolled or former UT Permian Basin students do not need to request their UTPB transcript.

  3. Submit all Program Requirements to:

    Graduate Studies
    UT Permian Basin
    4901 E University Blvd.
    Odessa, TX 79762-0001
    or
    gradstudies@utpb.edu

At UT Permian Basin, each program sets its own admission requirements and makes independent admission decisions. Make sure to look at the program’s specific requirements prior to submitting your application.

Please note that some programs may have additional requirements. Please check the specific program page for additional information.

First-Time Student Requirements

  • A completed online application (via ApplyTexas.org)
  • An official transcript of all secondary school work attempted, including subjects taken and grades earned
  • An official copy of final examinations taken at the end of the secondary school program, such as school leaving certificates and matriculation exam results should be submitted
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40

If documents are written in a language other than English, complete and official English translations must be provided. Each transcript (mark sheet) should contain a complete record of studies at the institution from which it is issued (i.e.,the subjects taken and grades [marks] earned in each subject).

International Transfer Student

  • Completed online application (via ApplyTexas.org)
  • Original or attested copies of ALL College or University transcripts and coursework
  • An official transcript of all secondary school work attempted, including subjects taken and grades earned
  • An official copy of final examinations taken at the end of the secondary school program, such as school leaving certificates and matriculation exam results
  • If you are transferring from a U.S. institution, you must have completed one full year (24 semester hours) or more of studies
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40

International Graduate Student

  • Completed online application (via ApplyTexas.org)
  • Original or attested copies of ALL College or University transcripts and coursework
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)scores, Academic Examination of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (see minimum accepted scores below), or proof of the successful completion of 24 credit hours of transferable college coursework from a regionally accredited U.S. institution to include English 1301 and English 1302 (Freshman Composition I & II) with grades of “C” or higher
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40

English Proficiency Minimum Score Requirements

TOEFLScore
Paper-based550
Computer-based213
Internet-based79
IELTS6.5 or better

Freshman SAT/ACT Minimum Score Requirements

HS Graduation Class RankSATACT
Top 25%No Minimum ScoreNo Minimum Score
2nd Quarter102020
3rd Quarter116024
4th Quarter128027

Where to Send Required Documents

If documents are written in a language other than English, complete and official English translations must be provided. Each transcript (mark sheet) should contain a complete record of studies at the institution from which it is issued (i.e.,the subjects taken and grades [marks]earned in each subject).

All documents can be sent to:

UT Permian Basin
Office of Admissions
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762

Visa Status

If you are currently “in-status” under an F or J Visa, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must be notified when an international student transfers from one U.S. institution to another. If you are admitted, UTPB will provide a Transfer-In Form that will need to be completed by the previous U.S. institution and submitted to UTPB to release the active visa information for update. However, if a student is “out of status” with USCIS, that student should reinstate him/herself with USCIS prior to enrolling at UT Permian Basin. Questions regarding a student’s immediate immigration status must be directed to the international student adviser. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the correct visa and to maintain the appropriate immigration status while in the United States. International students should refer to, carefully read, and make sure the conditions of the visa, noted on the back of Form I-20 or DS2019, are understood before signing the form.

Full-Time Requirement

Holders of F-1 student visas and J-1 sponsored student visas must enroll for a full load of study. The minimum course load for undergraduate students is 12 credit hours per semester. If the student does not plan on enrolling during the summer semester, the full-time enrollment should be 15 credit hours per semester. The minimum course load for graduate students is 9 credit hours per semester.

Rolling Admissions

We’re pleased to offer program admission on a rolling basis.

Rolling admission refers to our process of accepting and evaluating applications as we receive them and moving any applications that miss the deadline to the next semester. This policy offers students flexibility and a wider application window.

Application deadlines still exist for any given semester, but you will not need to re-apply if you don’t submit all of the required documents in time. Instead, your application will automatically be rolled over to the next semester.

For information on application deadlines for specific programs, visit your selected program’s page.