Students smiling at orientation
Direct admissions allows seniors to skip the Apply Texas application. Once qualifying students complete the steps above, they are UTPB bound!

The University of Texas Permian Basin is excited to announce the launch of our new direct
admissions program with Ector County ISD (ECISD) and Midland ISD (MISD). Direct
Admissions will provide qualified high school seniors with automatic admission to UTPB. This
innovative program aims to celebrate deserving students, open the doors of opportunity,
and simplify the college enrollment process.

ECISD and MISD high school seniors with a GPA of at least 2.75 qualify for direct admissions
at UTPB. This will benefit over 1,300 students in both school districts who can reach their
full potential with a bachelor’s degree from UTPB.

All students have to do is complete three easy steps:

1. Complete our quick and easy direct admissions form online (Apply Texas is
NOT needed!)
2. Send the Office of Admissions your official transcript or bring it to us when
our admissions team is on YOUR campus (dates and details coming soon!)
3. Watch your email inbox for link to sign-up for New Student Orientation

Direct admissions allows seniors to skip the Apply Texas application. Once qualifying students complete the steps above, they are UTPB bound!

"We are thrilled to introduce the direct admissions program at UTPB. This program
reaffirms our commitment to providing higher educational opportunities for students in our
community. Our goal is to help students realize that college is possible and affordable. We
are here to help," said Dr. Becky Spurlock, Senior VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment

"UTPB's visionary initiative is a beacon of hope, designed to empower our students by
shattering barriers and making college more accessible and attainable than ever before. This
collaboration is not just about admissions; it's about inspiration. It's about ensuring that
every student, regardless of background or circumstance, is prepared for success and
equipped with the tools and opportunities to pursue their academic dreams. Together, we
are not just opening doors but also paving pathways to a brighter future for all our students.
This partnership is a testament to our shared dedication to transforming aspirations into
tangible achievements, leaving an indelible IMPACT on the lives of those we serve," said Dr.
Scott Muri, ECISD Superintendent.

“The direct admission program ties directly to the mission of Midland ISD that all students
will graduate college, career, or military ready. This opportunity allows 552 MISD graduates
from our four high schools to transition into a higher education institution and enroll with
ease. We are grateful for our partnership with The University of Texas Permian Basin and
look forward to growing this program over the coming years,” said MISD Superintendent, Dr.
Stephanie Howard.

The Direct Admissions Program reflects UTPB's dedication to removing barriers to higher
education. For more information about the Direct Admissions Program at The University of
Texas Permian Basin, please visit or contact the David De La
Garza in the Office of Admissions at or 432-552-2674.