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First-Year Applications

Your application for admission also serves as your scholarship application.

First-Year Applicants

TLU Application Common Application


Your application will be reviewed after we receive the following documents:

  • Application for admission (Please submit only one application) - TLU Application, Common Application, or ApplyTexas.
  • Personal Essay. You can use the essay prompts on the TLU Application, Common Application, or ApplyTexas, or submit your own essay or graded writing sample to
  • Official transcript sent directly from your high school with current class ranking and cumulative GPA.
  • Official SAT/ACT test scores. If you didn't select TLU to automatically receive your scores when you took the test, you can download your scores from the College Board website and send them to us as a PDF. You may also choose to apply as test optional. Learn more here.

Additional Information & Requirements

Texas Lutheran University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. David Ortiz, Title IX Coordinator, 830-372-8011. TLU's Title IX policies are outlined at

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, click here for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.