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Freshman Admission Requirements

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Admission Requirements

Hello prospective Buffs! Let us know if you have questions regarding the admissions process.

IMPORTANT - Applications for fall 2019 must be received by August 1, 2019; all documents must be received by August 15, 2019.

Freshman Requirements: By the numbers, 71 percent of freshman applicants are admitted to West Texas A&M University. Your chances are excellent and we want you to make plans to attend this next year.

We  work to make the application process as smooth as possible. There are a few requirements applicants must meet:

1. Obtain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA). 
  

2. Meet one of the following class rank and ACT/SAT requirements:

Class Rank and ACT/SAT Score

Top 25% with no minimum ACT/SAT score
26%-50% with 18 ACT or 960 SAT
51%-75% with 21 ACT or 1060 SAT
76%-100% with 23 ACT or 1130 SAT

Students who do not meet the class rank + ACT/SAT requirements will be reviewed for admission on a competitive, individual basis, with weighted consideration of class rank and standardized test scores (ACT or SAT.) We encourage all students to apply for admission.  
  

3. Meet State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy

Complete (or have a projected completion) of the Distinguished Level of Achievement on the Foundation Plan or Texas Recommended High School Program or similar college preparatory program or achieve minimum benchmark scores on the ACT or SAT:

  • Official SAT Scores: at least 480 for EBRW and 530 for Math
  • Official ACT scores: at least 18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 23 Science

Exemptions to requirement #3:

If you attend an out-of state high school or are a home-schooled student, you are exempt from the Uniform Admission Policy.

If you attend a private high school in Texas (or a Department of Defense high school) you must submit the HB 3826 exemption form signed by a school official that shows you completed coursework that is "equal in content and rigor" to one of the state's graduation programs.

If you attend a public high school in Texas that did not offer the Distinguished Level of Achievement on the Foundation Plan or the Texas Recommended High School Program or have only completed a portion because some courses were unavailable or have other extenuating circumstances, you must submit the HB 3826 exemption form signed by a school official that shows you completed coursework that is "equal in content and rigor" to one of the state's graduation programs.

The forms below can be printed and submitted via the instructions on the form.

HB 3826 Exemption Form

Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive a letter notifying you of your admission status about ten days after your application file is complete.

Other Important Information

Application Fee

A one-time-per-degree application fee of $55 is required for all applicants. Students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of $0 are eligible for an application fee deferral. Those students should submit pages 1 and 2 of the Student Aid Report (SAR) showing the EFC of $0. The SAR can be faxed to 806-651-5285 or a PDF can be emailed to admissions@wtamu.edu. Applications will not be processed until the application fee is satisfied.

Transcripts

Arrange for official transcripts to be sent from your high school (as well as any colleges or universities from which you may have received credit). Simply contact the school(s) and request for official transcripts to be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
West Texas A&M University
Box 60907
Canyon, Texas  79016

Documents may be faxed to 806-651-5285 or emailed as PDF to admissions@wtamu.edu. Documents submitted by fax or email are considered unofficial. Final, official transcripts will be required to complete your admissions file.

Test Scores

  • The ACT School Code is 4250 and the SAT School Code is 6938.
  • Texas residents attending public schools will also be required to have taken and passed all sections of the EOC test.

Undergraduate Admissions Appeals

Students have the right to appeal the University’s admission decision. An appeal to reconsider an admissions decision may or may not change the decision. There are generally two reasons that a decision will be changed: (1) extenuating circumstances that were previously undisclosed, or (2) if the academic record changed significantly from the information on file.  Information about the appeal process.

Campus Housing

Students who apply for campus housing prior to the May 1 priority date will receive their room assignment no later than June 15. The online housing application.