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 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 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 and a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, OR
  • a minimum score of 500 on the GED or 60 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 60 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.

 

If you have questions or requests, call us at 731-881-7020 or e-mail us at admitme@utm.edu.

Apply for Admission

  1. Complete an admissions application and send it to:
    Office of Admissions
    200 Administration Building
    Martin, TN 38238
    For your convenience, you may wish to skip the paper form and simply Apply Online.
  2. Enclose a $30 non-refundable application fee with the application.
  3. Have a high school transcript, including a list of courses that will be taken during the senior year, forwarded to the Admissions Office by the guidance office at the high school.
  4. Have ACT scores forwarded to the Admissions Office, either as part of the high school transcript or directly from the ACT website.
  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 taken dual credit work while in high school, have a copy of your dual credit transcript forwarded to the Admissions Office by the Registrar of the college you earned dual credit. *Not required if your dual credit was taken with UT Martin*

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