First-Year Admissions

Admissions Overview

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  • Priority application deadlines: March 1 for fall; November 1 for spring; One month before the first day of summer sessions
  • Apply early for benefits, including:
  • Average application processing time is 4-6 weeks - once all documents are received 
  • Stay up-to-date on the status of your application by creating your Pioneer Portal account and logging into WebAdvisor
  • Specific programs have varying application deadlines. Check the undergraduate catalog for information on your program.

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How to Apply as a First-Year Student

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1.  Apply online at

2.  Pay the application fee

The $50 fee, which applies to all applicants (new and returning) can be paid by:

Application fee waivers are granted only when you submit an official SAT/ACT fee waiver form.

3.  Submit documents to TWU

  • Official high school transcript - Your transcript should show your class ranking and current courses. Transcripts may be electronic or printed.
  • Official college transcript – If you have taken college courses, include and an official transcript from that institution. Transcripts may be electronic or printed. For more information regarding transcripts, please visit Admissions Processing.
  • ACT or SAT scores, if required - These may be included on the back of your high school transcript or sent directly to TWU. This requirement is temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Copy of your permanent resident card, if applicable (permanent residents) - If you have applied for permanent residency but have not yet received the INS form Notice of Action i-797 verifying approval, you will be processed as an international student.

Submit all application materials, certified checks, money orders and fee waivers to:

TWU Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, Texas 76204-5649

or via expedited mail to:
304 Administration Dr.
Denton, TX 76204 (no Saturday delivery)

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Page last updated 2:36 PM, May 5, 2020