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Freshman Admission Criteria

You qualify for admission to UHD if you meet the Texas Uniform Admissions Policy and the requirements below:

Class Rank Minimum New SAT Total* (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math) and H.S. GPA Minimum Old SAT Total** (Critical Reading and Math) and H.S. GPA ACT Composite and H.​​S. GPA
Top Quarter 1-25%Guaranteed Admission Submit ScoreGuaranteed Admission
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Second Quarter 26-50%930 or 2.5 GPA850 or 2.5 GPA18 or 2.5 GPA
Third Quarter and Fourth Quarter 51-99% or No Rank930 and 2.5 GPA850 and 2.5 GPA18 and 2.5 GPA
GED or Home School93085018

* New SAT Scores are for SAT exams taken March 2016 and after. The total consists of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math scores only.​​​
** All other scores correspond to tests taken prior to March 2016. The total consists of Critical Reading and Math scores only.

State of Texas Uniform Admissions Policy
Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809 (State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy) requires that all students meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible for consideration at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution.
  • Successfully complete the recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them; or
  • Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs; or
  • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment
    • SAT: A minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) test and a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics test (no combined score)
    • ACT: 18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 23 Science

Last updated 7/20/2020 7:46 AM