Freshman Admissions


Freshman applicants should be one of the following:
  • Currently enrolled in high school with no college credits
  • Currently enrolled in high school with dual enrollment college credits
  • Graduated from high school with no earned college credits
  • International freshmen should also see the international admissions information  
Please note that the application instructions on this page refer to entrance to the University. The following majors require separate departmental applications and/or requirements (see department links below for specific instructions):
  • Athletic Training (separate application and requirements)
  • Education (separate application after completion of first 30 credit hours)
  • Nursing (separate application after completion of all pre-nursing prerequisites)
  • Music (audition required)
  • Performing Arts (audition required)
  • Theatre (audition required)

Application

  • Admission is competitive and students are encouraged to apply early.
  • To apply, please use either UT's paper (PDF) or online application, the Common Application or Universal College Application.
  • Applications are evaluated for fall, spring and summer terms on a rolling basis. Students are notified of their status once all documents have been received for fall terms as follows:

Admission dates for fall entry:

Early Action:
Applications completed by Nov. 15; notifications sent by Dec. 15.
Applications completed by Jan. 15; notifications sent by Feb. 15.

Regular Decision:
Applications completed between Jan. 15 and March 1; notifications sent by April 1.
Applications completed after March 1 are evaluated on a rolling basis. 
  • Campus visits are strongly recommended, but personal interviews are not required.

The following documents should be submitted:

  • Completed application
  • Official high school or secondary school transcript or GED results (plus official transcripts from all university or dual enrollment courses completed, if applicable)
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Guidance counselor or teacher recommendation (not required if you already graduated from high school and have completed some college credits)
  • Essay (not required if you have already graduated from high school and completed some college credits)

Admission

High school students may apply for admission at the end of their junior year. Applicants are evaluated on many criteria. A college preparatory curriculum is required, including a minimum of 18 academic units (4 English, 3 science (2 must be laboratory sciences), 3 mathematics, 3 social studies, 2 foreign language and 3 academic electives).

Admission is contingent on graduation from high school or acceptable scores on the high school equivalency test (GED).

The averages for the 2012-2013 class were the following:

  • 3.34 unweighted GPA
  • 1100 SAT (math and critical reading sections only)   
  • 24 ACT
The University awards course credit for acceptable scores on Advanced Placement tests administered by the College Entrance Examination Board, CLEP examinations and International Baccalaureate higher-level course exams.

Home-schooled students should also submit a copy of the 11th year annual pupil’s educational progress evaluation or annual assessment test results, as well as a grade transcript for all completed work at time of application, if available.

Students may appeal an admissions decision by writing to the chair of the Faculty Admissions Committee. Documentation to support reasons for appeal should be included. 

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Contact Information

Office of Admissions
The University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606

Phone: (813) 253-6211
Toll free: 888-MINARET (646-2738)
Fax: (813) 258-7398
Email: admissions@ut.edu


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