|Students who got into UT say:|
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I was a transfer student, but I applied as a freshman because I did dual-enrollment at an early college. I did well on my SAT, I scored an overall of 1690, my previous professors wrote 2 of the most amazing recommendations, and my personal essay was edited like 12 times before sending it, haha. I think I got in because they saw that I was already taking ONLY college courses since I was 16 and had an AA by the time most people graduate high school.I also worked and was involved in clubs. SO, take a few rigorous courses and join lots of clubs.
| Sep 22 2011 | Apply when you have the best test scores and highest GPA. Make sure you apply as early as possible. Submit all requirement, including and essay and letters of recommendations so that your application is looked at whollistically.
I had about a 3.0 GPA but an ACT score of 27 (with some work experience, a few extracurricular activities, and some volunteering to put on the application). I forget exactly how or why I started receiving emails from them, but somehow I expressed interest somewhere and they (by email) offered me the "Spartan fast track" application, in which the application fee, the essay, and the letter of recommendation was waived and made applying (online) very easy. I applied very early (September) and was accepted pretty early. I don't think they're a university who will take anyone within reason, but if you have a good GPA or good exam grades it shouldn't be too hard to get in.
| PreLaw and Legal|| Sep 11 2010 | I was sent a Spartan Fast Track application, which allowed me to know my admission status by October 1st. I sent in all the usual requirements, such as test scores, recommendation letters, and an essay. I recommend that students get a recommendation letter from a teacher or counselor that really knows them or that they've had a few years, because that will get them an excellent letter. Also, study for the ACT and SAT. I wish I'd studied more and gotten a better score, however, UT looks at overall GPA more than test scores. They're looking for kids who can do well consistently over 4 years, rather than getting lucky at one test on one day.