First Year Application

First Year Application

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Phone: 830-372-8050
Toll-free Phone: 800-771-8521
Email: admissions@tlu.edu
Fax: 830-372-8096

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Mailing Address

Texas Lutheran University
Enrollment Services
1000 W. Court Street
Seguin, TX 78155-9952


TLU follows a rolling admission policy, which means that an admissions decision is made after the application file is completed by the applicant. A freshman student application is considered complete only after all items on the application checklist have been received.

Freshmen Applicants

  • Application for admission including $40 application fee; waived prior to February 1
  • Official high school transcript sent directly from your high school
  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Writing sample
  • Recommendation letter from your high school counselor or a teacher of a core academic subject

Assured Admission

If you meet either of the criteria below you will be accepted under TLU's assured admission policy.  A writing sample and recommendation letter are generally not required with assured admission, however, the admissions committee may ask for additional documentation before reaching an admissions decision.

Option 1: Students who have an academic core grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 15% of their high school graduating class.  Note: Official ACT or SAT scores are required for merit scholarship consideration and advising.

Option 2: Students who have earned a composite ACT score of at least 24 (1090 SAT combined score on the Math and Critical Reading sections) and an academic core GPA of at least a 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale)

Home-schooled Freshmen

An applicant who has been home-schooled is expected to submit all the documents required for regular high school graduates with the exception of a high school diploma. The applicant must submit a certified copy of the curriculum used, listing courses for each year and showing grades obtained. A personal interview may also be requested.

Three-year Graduates

An applicant who will be graduating from high school in three years is expected to submit all the documents required for the four-year graduate with the exception of the junior year transcript. Initial review of the file will be made from the sophomore year transcript.

GED Graduates

An applicant submitting a GED in place of the high school diploma will need to submit an official score report of the GED. A personal interview may also be requested.