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First-Year Students Admission Requirements

Test-Optional Admission Notice:

Students applying for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 are not be required to submit ACT/SAT scores. Go here for more information about our test-optional policy.

Students who have already taken the ACT/SAT are encouraged to submit scores. 

Steps to Apply

1. Complete an application

Apply through ApplyTexas. Fall 2021 application IS OPEN! 

Indicate on the application if you would like to be considered for admission without your ACT/SAT scores. Go here for more information about our test-optional admission procedures.

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2. Pay your application fee

Pay your $40 non-refundable application fee through ApplyTexas when you apply or through RamPort. Fee waivers are available for qualifying students.

3. Submit your high school transcript and other required documents

High School Transcript: Your transcript should include rank and diploma type. Transcripts should not be submitted via email. Request that your high school send it directly to us through TREx for faster processing. Transcripts can also be sent via mail to: ASU Station 11014, San Angelo, TX 76909

Other Required Documents: You may be required to submit additional documents if you are out-of-state, homeschooled, or at a private school. See the Admission Requirements section below.  

4. Optional: Submit your ACT/SAT scores

If you indicated on your application that you want to be considered for admission without your test scores, you do not need to submit test scores. If you have already taken the ACT or SAT, you are encouraged to submit scores. 

If you have taken the ACT or SAT or plan on taking it and want to use your test scores for your application to be reviewed, submit your test scores to us. 


Admission Requirements and Additional Information

  • Admission Criteria

    You are guaranteed admission if you are graduating from an accredited high school and meet one of the qualifications below.

    1. Class Rank: Students graduating in the class rank and meet either the high school GPA or test score requirements shown in the table below.
    2. Dual Credit Course Completion: Students who have completed at least 6 hours of ASU dual credit courses with a 3.0 or higher GPA. 
    Class Rank

    Students from accredited high schools must earn minimum ACT (composite) or SAT scores for the class ranks listed here:

    High School
    Class Rank
    Test-Optional Test Score Required
    High School GPA ACT SAT***
    Top 25%*  No minimum GPA No minimum scores (but we need to have them on file)
    Next 25%** 2.5 or higher high school GPA 17 920
    3rd and 4th Quarter File Review File Review File Review

    * Recommended program or the Distinguished Level of Achievement on the Foundation High School Program.

    **Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the Endorsements or Distinguished Level of Achievement on the Foundation High School Program or its equivalent.

    ***Redesigned SAT score includes evidence-based reading & writing and math, with a combined maximum of 1600.


    Test Optional:

    Students applying for Fall 2020, Spring, 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 will not be required to submit ACT/SAT scores. Students must indicate they do not want to be considered for admission based on their test scores on their application. Go here for more information about our test-optional policy.

  • Admission Review

    We expect students to be academically prepared for success at the collegiate level.  We specifically consider academic performance, standardized test scores and educational preparation.  Consideration factors may include, but are not limited to, first-generation status, bilingual proficiency, extracurricular activities, community activities, region of residence, socioeconomic background, financial status of the school district, the school district’s performance level on the TEA’s accountability criteria, responsibilities such as employment or helping to rear children, resident of a rural or urban area or a resident of a central city or suburban area, attendance in a school under a court ordered desegregation plan, commitment to a particular field of study, personal interview, admission to a comparable accredited out-of-state institution, or any other consideration the university considers necessary to accomplish the university’s stated mission.

  • For students not on a Texas High School Diploma Program

    In addition to meeting the above standardized test score requirements, the State of Texas requires applicants to fulfill ONE of the following criteria:

    • Submit, for private school students, the Texas Private High School Certification.
    • Satisfied ACT College Readiness Benchmark scores (English: 18, Math: 22, Reading: 22, and Science: 23) OR earned a SAT (old test) composite score of at least 1500 (out of a possible 2400) OR earned a SAT (new test) score of 480 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 Math.
  • For Homeschooled students
    • Home-schooled applicants for admission who present evidence of completion of a nontraditional secondary education without an official class rank will have a class rank assigned by the Office of Admissions. This process is in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 1543. The class rank will be comparable to the average class rank of other applicants who have equivalent ACT or SAT scores.
    • Students who meet above requirements will be admitted; all other applications will go through a file review.
  • To receive dual-credit, Advanced Placement (AP) credits or credits by exam

    Official college transcripts and/or advanced placement scores must be submitted in order to receive earned credit. Students are encouraged to submit official college transcripts in January showing all dual credit coursework completed up to that point. A final college transcript should be submitted following completion of all dual credit coursework.  Students should request an official transcript directly from the college/university providing the college credit. Please do not email college transcripts. Visit our transcript resource page for links for how to order transcripts from other Texas colleges and universities.

    Students who submit ACT or SAT scores for admission purposes may be eligible for credit at Angelo State University.

  • Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

    The Angelo State University Police Department is committed to providing a safe campus and assisting all members of the ASU community in providing for their own safety. In accordance with the Clery Act, the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published every October and contains information and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years regarding certain reportable crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Angelo State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible to the campus. The report also contains information regarding campus security and personal safety topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other information related to safety and security on campus.

    If you would like to receive a paper copy of the report, stop by the University Police Department at 1702 W. Ave N San Angelo, TX, 76909 or you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling 325-942-2071.

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online here.