Undergraduate Information

Freshman Admission

Freshman applicants for college admission are those who have graduated from high school, are nearing completion of high school or have earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).  Applicants must satisfy the freshman admission requirements. All freshman applicants must submit test results from either the American College Testing (ACT) Examination or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-I).

Applicants for admission to the freshman class should submit their application materials as early as possible in their senior year of high school. All students are required to submit the ApplyTexas Application for admission and a nonrefundable $40.00 processing fee. Transcripts submitted should include all semesters of high school credits as soon as grades are available. Applicants are requested to furnish final transcripts immediately following graduation from high school. All students are required to have Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) scores on file prior to registration.


Eligibility for admission is determined by evaluation of the completed application and supporting documents, which must be submitted by the published deadlines.  Admissions deadlines for freshmen, transfers, international students and graduate students can be found on the Office of Admissions website.  All first time college freshmen must submit the following items to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  1. Completed Apply Texas Application for Admission.
  2. A $40 nonrefundable processing fee which is due for each semester an applicant applies.  A fee waiver may be submitted in lieu of the $40 fee by first time freshmen students only. The university accepts  ACT, SAT, or NACAC Application fee waivers. Faxed waivers will not be accepted.
  3. Official high school transcript for all previous work showing completion, or GED certificate showing that the equivalent of a diploma has been earned.
  4. An official SAT Reasoning Test or ACT score report. Scores may be sent directly from the testing agency or from your high school.  Faxed reports will not be accepted.
  5. For a freshman to complete the application file and finalize the admission process, a final transcript must be sent directly from the applicant’s high school. It is the responsibility of the student to request the transcript be sent. The high school transcript must include the graduation date and rank in class.  Faxed transcripts will not be accepted.


Any applicant who provides false or misleading information for proper determination of admission and residency is subject to any or all of the following penalties:

  1. Withdrawal from all classes with no refund
  2. Dismissal from the institution
  3. Loss of credit earned while under incorrect admission or residency status

A written appeal must be submitted electronically to:  Admissions@pvamu.edu or by mail  to the Office of Undergraduate Admission Advisory Committee, P. O. Box 519, Mail Stop 1009, Prairie View, Texas 77446.