First Year Students

Admissions Checklist

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Complete an application for admission

Apply using the Texas Common Application at www.applytexas.org. A one-time, non-refundable application fee of $25 is required. Freshman are eligible to receive a fee wavier when they submit the SAT or ACT fee waiver or send proof that they are eligible for, or receive, free or reduced lunches at school. Transfer students are eligible to fee waiver when they submit a copy of their financial aid award letter showing that they received a Pell grant or other need-based scholarship within the past year. Fax, email, or mail your fee waiver.

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Admissions Personal URL (PURL)

Within 24 hours of completing the ApplyTexas application to Sul Ross State University, all applicants will be requested to complete their access (user ID and password) to their personalized admissions portal (Personal URL or PURL).  Through their PURL, applicants can check their admissions status, view their admissions checklist, submit requested documents, meet their Enrollment Specialist, schedule an appointment with their academic advisor, schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor, schedule an appointment with a faculty member in your chosen Program of Study, and enroll in upcoming campus events such as New Student Orientation, Sully Showcase, or Family Day.

Please complete your PURL registration as it is your personalized portal to campus services!

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ACT/SAT Scores Optional

Sul Ross State University is pleased to announce all applications for freshman admission will be considered under a test-optional format for students applying for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Students will not be required to submit an SAT/ACT score to receive an admissions decision.

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Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)

As mandated by the State of Texas, students enrolling in a Texas institution of higher education are required to submit their TSIA scores for placement.  The TSIA is a computer-based test which is oftentimes administered at a prospective student’s high school, is administered onsite at Sul Ross State University, or is offered online and can be taken at home.

 

Students must submit their official TSIA scores to Sul Ross State University before they may enroll in courses.   Contact Testing Services to schedule your TSIA assessment.

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Send your high school transcript

Ask your high school to send your official high school transcript through the latest semester you have completed. For high school seniors, this may be your high school transcript through the end of your junior year or the first semester of your senior year. If you have already graduated from high school, send your final high school transcript with your graduation date.

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Send your ACT or SAT test results

If you wish to submit your SAT/ACT scores, check with your high school counselor to see if your high school includes test scores on their transcripts. To request SAT scores, go to www.collegeboard.com. To request ACT scores, go to www.act.org.

First Time In College Admission Requirements

Admissions Requirements for Students on Recommended
Plan/Distinguished Plan/Foundation/Endorsement Plan

Rank in Class

Minimum ACT

Minimum SAT (reading and Math)

Top Half (Top 50%)

Guaranteed admission: Submit Scores- no minimum score required

Guaranteed admission: Submit Scores- no minimum score required

Third Quarter

20 – Submitting test scores is recommended, but not required

920 old SAT, or 1040 new SAT (March 2016 to present) Submitting test scores is recommended, but not required

Fourth Quarter

20 – Submitting test scores is recommended, but not required

920 old SAT, or 1040 new SAT (March 2016 to present) Submitting test scores is recommended, but not required

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For admission, a high school class rank is required. If your high school does not rank, the Office of Admissions will assign you a class rank based on the directives of SB 1543. You are encouraged to send us your high school’s profile as well.

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If you do not meet the requirement listed above, visit with your Admission Counselor to learn about the possibility of being admitted under probation.

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*Students graduating on the standard or minimum plan who meet benchmark scores will then be considered for admission based on class ranking and test scores.

Contact your Enrollment Specialist through your PURL or by telephone or email