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The Admissions team at UT Permian Basin understands that COVID-19 has brought unique challenges. That’s why we are making adjustments to the admissions requirements and providing additional financial aid opportunities. The information below outlines the most important information you need to know.

Admission to UTPB

COVID-19 has made it difficult for many students to take standardized tests, access official transcripts, and obtain important information about GPAs. We have implemented some temporary changes to our admissions process:

  • ACT and SAT tests are optional
  • We’ll accept self-reported GPAs for First-Year students
  • We’ll accept self-reported class rank for First-Year students
  • No transcripts will be required for First-Year students to be admitted
  • Merit scholarships will be awarded based on self-reported GPA
  • Official transcripts and SAT/ACT scores will continue to be evaluated if students are able to provide documents to the admissions office (not required)
  • While official transcripts are not required in order to be admitted, when students officially enroll (attend classes), an official transcript will be required. We will work with students and school districts to obtain these

You can find additional information about the first step to becoming a Falcon on our Apply page. Applying is a simple online process through the ApplyTexas website.

The University will offer three different types of instruction this fall including face-to-face, hyflex/hybrid, and on-line instruction. View our Fall 2020 Academics information to learn more about each modality. Housing will be available for fall 2020 and you can learn more about those plans by viewing our housing updates.

Financial Aid 

UT Permian Basin has many opportunities for financial assistance including local, state, and federal grants, scholarships, and student loan assistance.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed by going to studentaid.gov. The FAFSA must be completed for students to be eligible for federal, state, and institutional grants to assist in paying their tuition and fees.

COVID-19 has created financial hardships for many families, especially in the west Texas region. In order to assist our students, and ensure that they do not experience barriers to the academic progress, we have several programs in place to offer financial support. The Student Emergency Fund for COVID-19 Expenses provides assistance related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). Referrals to campus and community resources to address food insecurity, professional clothing needs, temporary emergency housing, and other needs may also be made.

Campus Visits

We are excited to offer campus tours for students and families who are interested in learning more about our campus. This can be done in person or on Zoom or FaceTime! Registration is required, but it’s a simple process! 

A few things to keep in mind about tours:

  • Masks will be required during the tour and while on campus
  • Families are welcome to join but no more than FIVE guests will be allowed in one tour
  • Appointments are required and you can register online
  • Admissions counselors will be available after tours to answer questions

First Time Freshmen

As a freshman, once you are admitted, you will receive an invitation via email from our orientation team about participating in a virtual orientation session. You’ll be asked to share emergency contact information, complete a questionnaire, and choose a date to attend the virtual orientation session.

When you’ve completed this step, the Academic Advising Office will contact you with 3-5 days, either by e-mail or by phone, to schedule a time to go over your schedule of classes and finalize your registration.

Transfer Students

In order to prevent delays in processing applications, UT Permian Basin is temporarily modifying the Transfer Admission Process by moving to the evaluation of unofficial transcripts from each school attended or currently attending until further notice.

As a transfer student, once you are admitted, you will receive an invitation via email from our orientation team about participating in a virtual orientation session. You’ll be asked to share emergency contact information, complete a questionnaire, and choose a date to attend the virtual orientation session.

When you’ve completed this step, the Academic Advising Office will contact you with 3-5 days, either by e-mail or by phone, to schedule a time to go over your schedule of classes and finalize your registration.

Graduate Studies

It is a perfect time for students who already have a bachelor’s degree to take their education to the next level and earn a master’s degree. Currently, UT Permian Basin is not requiring students to take or submit the GRE/GMAT. The $40 application fee is waived for UTPB graduates. While official transcripts are not required in order to be admitted, when students officially enroll (attend classes), an official transcript will be required. Students with 3.0 or better GPA can enroll in up to 6 sch while completing application.

As a graduate student, once you are admitted, you will receive an email with information about your individual graduate faculty advisor or professional graduate advisor to help you register for courses. The graduate advisor will help you map out a degree plan based on your goals.