Prospective Freshmen

Visiting the College

We would like to encourage all prospective (Non-UT) freshmen to visit us. Learn more about the College by attending an information session and taking a campus tour. Click here for more information about visiting the campus and the Moody College.


Admissions applications for the Moody College of Communication are reviewed and decided upon solely by the Office of Admissions. The Moody College does not require any application materials beyond what is required by Admissions.

Fall 2016 Freshman Applications

Applied: 3,050
Admitted: 1,235
Enrolled: 706


UT Orientation is offered to all newly admitted freshman and transfer students. Orientation is a campus-wide program that is offered several weeks throughout the summer. During orientation students will attend various programs about the University, take necessary placement tests, and work with an Academic Advisor within their major. Click here for more information about orientation.


There are various ways for a student to achieve honors:

  • Senior Fellows
  • Departmental Honors Program
  • University Honors
  • Graduating with Honors
  • Honors Societies for Freshmen
  • Dean's List

Learn more about Honors here.


The Moody College of Communication's scholarships for incoming freshmen are administered through the Freshman Admissions Process. In addition, scholarships are available from the Texas Exes, including the Forty Acres Scholarship Program.

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)

The FIG is a cluster of classes organized around an area of interest or academic major. Each FIG group has twenty students, one academic advisor, and a peer mentor (a returning UT student). Click here for more information about FIGs.

Placement Test Information

Student Testing Services provides students with opportunities to take tests for credit and placement, and assists with all the details associated with testing. They can be reached at (512) 232-2662.

Transfer Equivalencies of coursework taken

The Automated Transfer Equivalency (ATE) system provides UT Austin transfer credit evaluations for courses commonly transferred from Texas colleges and universities.

Student Financial Services

Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services for financial aid options available to students at the University of Texas at Austin.