Freshman Applicants

Admission Requirements

Hello prospective Buffs! Let us know if you have questions regarding the admissions process.

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Application Deadline

For guaranteed processing, applications for fall 2020 must be received by August 24, 2020; all documents must be received by August 24, 2020.


Freshman Requirements: By the numbers, 71 percent of freshman applicants are admitted to West Texas A&M University. Your chances are excellent and we want you to make plans to attend this next year.

We  work to make the application process as smooth as possible. There are a few requirements applicants must meet:

  1. Obtain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA). 
  2. Meet one of the following class rank and ACT/SAT requirements:


Class Rank and ACT/SAT Score

Top 25% with no minimum ACT/SAT score
26%-50% with 18 ACT or 960 SAT
51%-75% with 21 ACT or 1060 SAT
76%-100% with 23 ACT or 1130 SAT

Students may also be admitted solely on test scores* if they achieve the following scores:

  • Official SAT Scores: at least 480 for EBRW and 530 for Math
  • Official ACT scores: at least 18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 23 Science

*Students admitted on test scores alone must submit a high school transcript to be considered for competitive scholarship awards

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Office of Admissions
WTAMU Box 60907
Canyon, TX
Department: 806-651-2020
Fax: 806-651-5285