Admission Requirements

Students at UTRGV are talented, compassionate, hard working, goal oriented and community minded. So when we look at applicants, we don’t simply focus on grades and test scores. We take a holistic approach to admissions so we get a well-rounded picture of who each applicant is and how they would impact our campus community.

Entering Freshman
You are an entering freshman if you have graduated or will be graduating from a high school and have not attended a college/university AFTER your high school graduation. Even if you have earned college credit while you are STILL in high school you are considered an entering freshman. GED and home school students are also considered entering freshmen as long as they have not attended a college or university after receiving their diploma.

High school graduates in the top 10 percent of their graduating class receive assured admission to UTRGV. All UTRGV entering freshman applicants will have their own admissions profile created from all the information submitted, and admissions decisions will be based on that profile and their accomplishments in high school.

Factors for review will include:

  • Class Rank
  • Prior College Hours
  • College Entrance Exams (SAT/ACT)
  • Rigor of High School Courses Completed
  • Leadership Experience
  • Community Involvement
  • Career Goals
All required documents must be submitted to:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1201 West University Drive, VC 1.113
Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999