First Year Application

First Year Application

Contact Us

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

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Mailing Address

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


*Applicants who wish to be considered for fall 2015 enrollment must have all required documents (listed above) received in the Office of Admissions by August 10, 2015 by 5:00 pm.

Applicants- Fall 2016

Applications will be reviewed when all required documents have been submitted.

Required Documents

*An applicant submitting a GED in place of the high school diploma will need to submit an official score report of the GED.

Application Options

TLU offers four application options for students. You are encouraged to visit with your admissions counselor to understand which option best meets your needs.

Early Decision

Early Decision is designed for students who know TLU is their first choice and who will commit to enroll if admitted. Students are ethically bound to apply Early Decision to only one school and will be expected to attend if offered admission. This option is a binding agreement between the student and the University. Applications for Early Decision must be submitted by November 1 of the student's senior year for admission for the fall semester. Students will receive notification of their admissions decision no later than December 15, along with a preliminary financial aid package. Students must submit their enrollment deposit by February 1. 

Early Action 

Early Action is for students who wish to receive early notification of their admissions status but do not want a binding agreement to attend TLU. Early Action applications must be submitted by December 15. Students will be notified of an admission decision no later than February 15. As Early Action is a non-binding admissions decision, students have until May 1 to accept their offer of admission and submit the required enrollment deposit.

Regular Decision 

Regular Decision applications should be submitted to TLU by February 1. Notification of admissions decisions will be mailed on a rolling basis after February 15. Regular Decision is a non-binding agreement, and students have until May 1 to accept their offer of admission and submit the required enrollment deposit.

Late Decision 

Applications submitted after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis. Student will be notified within three weeks of the date their application becomes complete. Students admitted as Late Decision will have until May 1, or two weeks from their date of acceptance (whichever is later) to accept their offer of admission and submit the required enrollment deposit.

Applicants- Spring 2016

Required Documents

  • Application for admission: Apply Texas Application,or TLU web Application
  • Official high school transcript*
  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Essay/Writing sample
  • Recommendation letter from your high school counselor or a teacher of a core academic subject

*An applicant submitting a GED in place of the high school diploma will need to submit an official score report of the GED.

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)