The University of Texas at Tyler University Academies are Open Enrollment Free Public Charter Schools.
The mission of the University Academy is to develop students who leave school STEM College and Career Ready. STEM College Ready indicates students are prepared to enroll in a STEM Major at a university.

The University Academy provides an innovative and rigorous K-12 education using Project Based Learning in conjunction with the latest and promising practices in education designed to foster 21st Century Skills and prepare students for university study and the STEM workforce.

The University Academy offers High School STEM Pathways in Engineering and Biomedical Sciences aligned with the University of Texas at Tyler undergraduate STEM programs. Students have the opportunity to complete up to 42 hours of dual credit at no cost. 

The University Elementary and Middle School programs provide an accelerated curriculum to prepare students to enroll in high school courses during Middle School. Elementary and Middle School age students explore STEM disciplines and high paying STEM careers tracks.  We encourage you to meet with the Campus Director to learn more!

If you are interested in attending, please see the application process below.

View the 2022-2023 Admissions Timeline for detailed information about the admissions process.

Applications for 2023-2024 will not be posted until February 15th; we will not take applications prior to this date.


In order to apply for admission into the University Academy, please download and complete the form below.  Return by email is preferred.

Admission is based on three criteria:

  • The student must reside within one of the following Districts
  • The student must be in a grade being offered at the requested campus.
  • The student may not have had any Chapter 37 criminal offenses during the previous three school years.

Please read our Non-Discrimination Policies

2022-2023 Applications:
Application - TYLER (Grades K-12)
Application - LONGVIEW (Grades 1-12)
Application - PALESTINE (Grades K-12)

2023-2024 Applications:
Available February 15th.  We will not take applications until this date.

Fax to:
Tyler: 903.705.4330
Longview: 903.705.4380
Palestine: 903.480.4070
Email to:
Mail to:
University Academy
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, TX 75799


After you have completed the admissions application, you will be contacted by the school regarding next steps.


If accepted for admissions, an Enrollment Packet must be completed and submitted to the Campus Registrar with proper identification documents.  This will be provided to you upon acceptance.

Required Documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Residency (must be lease agreement or utility bill – no cell phone bills)
  • Immunization Records

Important Immunization Information:
Immunization Requirements
Exemption Information
Important Information for 7th Graders

Enrollment Days

New students will need to attend one of our scheduled Enrollment Days during the summer to submit their required documents and get further information about the first day of school at UTTUA.

Tyler – TBD

Longview – TBD

Palestine – TBD

(further details will be provided when available)

Need Help?

Call Us At:
Tyler – 903.730.3988
Longview – 903.663.8219
Palestine – 903.727.2326