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Admission Requirements

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

IMPORTANT - For guaranteed processing, applications for fall 2020 must be received by August 1, 2020; all documents must be received by August 14, 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

Individual Review

Students who do not meet the class rank + ACT/SAT requirements will be reviewed for admission on a competitive, individual basis, with weighted consideration of class rank and standardized test scores (ACT or SAT.) We encourage all students to apply for admission.  

Uniform Admission Policy

In addition to your rank and test scores, WT recommends that applicants have a minimum of a Distinguished or Distinguished with Endorsements diploma type in order to demonstrate college readiness.  Students with a minimum of a Foundation diploma type are eligible to apply for admission to a Texas public institution, according to Texas House Bill 5 (83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session).

If you attend a private high school in Texas or a Department of Defense High School, you must also meet one of the following:

Curriculum that is of equivalent rigor and content to the Foundation, Distinguished with Endorsements or Distinguished Level of Achievement diploma type

or similar college preparatory program or achieve minimum benchmark scores on the ACT or SAT:

  • 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

Your school official can submit one of the forms below to certify your completion of equivalent coursework.

The forms below can be printed and submitted via the instructions on the form.

HB 3826 Exemption Form

Once your application, scores and transcript have been reviewed, you will receive a letter notifying you of your admission status.

Other Important Information

Application Fee

A one-time-per-degree application fee of $55 is required for all applicants. Students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of $0 are eligible for an application fee deferral. Those students should submit pages 1 and 2 of the Student Aid Report (SAR) showing the EFC of $0. The SAR can be faxed to 806-651-5285 or a PDF can be emailed to admissions@wtamu.edu.


Arrange for official transcripts to be sent from your high school (as well as any colleges or universities from which you may have received credit). Simply contact the school(s) and request for official transcripts to be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
West Texas A&M University
Box 60907
Canyon, Texas  79016

Documents may be faxed to 806-651-5285 or emailed as PDF to admissions@wtamu.edu. Documents submitted by fax or email are considered unofficial. Final, official transcripts will be required to complete your admissions file.

Test Scores

  • The ACT School Code is 4250 and the SAT School Code is 6938.
  • Texas residents attending public schools will also be required to have taken and passed all sections of the EOC test.

Campus Housing

Students who apply for campus housing prior to the May 1 priority date will receive their room assignment no later than June 15. The online housing application.