First Time Freshmen

Regular Admission

Graduates from high schools with state accreditation may enter the university by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • a composite score of 21 or above on the American College Test (ACT) or 980 SAT (ERW+M) and a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.7 or above on a 4.0 scale, OR
  • a composite score of 19 or above on the ACT or 900 SAT (ERW+M) and a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.



Graduates from high schools without state accreditation must meet one of the following criteria:

  • a composite score of 21 or above on the American College Test (ACT) or 980 SAT (ERW+M) and a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.85 or above on a 4.0 scale, OR
  • a minimum score of 500 on the GED or 75 on the HiSet.


Students who have obtained a GED or HiSet Diploma

An applicant 18 years of age or older who has not graduated from high school may be admitted to the university upon passing the GED with a score of 500 or above or the HiSet with a score of 75 or above. The applicant's high school class must have graduated. Students must request their official test results be sent to UT Martin in addition to a transcript of any high school work completed. A student entering on the basis of a GED / HiSet will be assessed and placed in the appropriate course(s) relative to his or her needs to include high school unit requirements.


The following high school courses are required for high school graduates.

  • English: 4 units
  • Algebra: 2 units
  • Advanced Math: 2 unit of geometry, trigonometry, calculus or advanced mathematics
  • Natural/Physical Science: 3 units; 1 must be a course in biology, chemistry or physics
  • U.S. History: 1 unit
  • Social Studies: 1 unit of world history, European history, or world geography (may be fulfilled by completing 2 one-half unit courses)
  • Foreign Language: 2 units in the same language
  • Visual/Performing Arts: 1 unit of theater arts, visual arts, music theory, music history, vocal music, instrumental music or art history

Conditional Admission

Any student’s file not meeting regular admission requirements will be reviewed by the Conditional Admission Committee for admission into our conditional admission program. There are a limited number of spots in this program each semester, so apply early for a greater chance of securing a spot.


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Admissions Application Check-list

  1. Complete the Admissions Application online:
  2. Submit the $30 application fee when you complete the application (it is non-refundable) or find out if you may qualify for an application fee waiver.
  3. Send us your official high school transcript sent to the UT Martin Office of Admissions that includes the courses you plan to take during your senior year.
  4. Send us your official ACT and/or SAT scores. We will accept test scores sent directly from the testing agency or scores included on your official high school transcript.
  5. Upon graduation, request that a final high school transcript be sent to the Admissions Office. If you received a GED, request a GED transcript be sent to UT Martin from the testing center where you took the test, along with a transcript from the last high school from which you attended.
  6. If you have completed dual credit coursework while in high school, have a copy of your official dual credit transcript sent to the UT Martin Admissions Office directly from the college where you earned the credit. *Not required if your dual credit was taken with UT Martin*

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at (731) 881-7020 or

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