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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO TRANSFER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS IN THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

Dean Robert G. May of the Red McCombs School of Business filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes to transfer admission requirements in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002. The dean and the faculty of the school approved and submitted the proposed changes to the secretary on October 31, 2001. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on November 12, 2001, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on December 3, 2001. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on December 14, 2001, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by February 11, 2002.


<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 4, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES TO TRANSFER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS IN THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

In Chapter 3, on page 42, in the section ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION, under the heading REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, make the following changes:

TRANSFER ADMISSION

A student seeking to transfer to the Red McCombs School of Business from another university should list business as his or her intended major on the Undergraduate Application for Transfer Admission to the University or the online Texas Common Application. Because students are not admitted to the school for the spring or summer, application materials must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by the appropriate deadline for the student to be considered for admission in the following fall semester. [To be considered, the student must have completed at least thirty semester hours of transferable college coursework.] The minimum requirements for consideration are:

1. Completion of at least thirty semester hours of transferable college coursework.
2. Completion of Mathematics 408K, 408C, or the equivalent.
3. Completion of at least one of the following courses: Mathematics 408L, 408D, or the equivalent, Economics 304K; 304L.
4. Students who have earned sixty hours or more of college credit must have completed the following courses: Mathematics 408 or 408C, 408L or 408D or the equivalent, Economics 304K, 304L.
5. Completion of the foreign language proficiency requirement of two years of a single foreign language in high school or one year of a single foreign language in college.
6. A grade point average of at least of 3.00 on transferable college coursework.

Because of enrollment restrictions dictated by the availability of faculty and facilities in the school and limitations on nonresident enrollment imposed by the Board of Regents, an applicant may be denied admission to the McCombs School even though he or she meets University transfer requirements. Such an applicant may seek admission to another academic program at the University. A student with a grade point average of less than 3.30 is unlikely to be admitted to the school.

Rationale: Due to the high number of transfer applications and the low number of available slots in the business school, the criteria listed have been used by the Office of Admissions to help in the decision-making process. The catalog is being changed to more accurately reflect the criteria being used for admission.

While the UT gpa requirement for transfer is a 3.0, the actual gpa's of the students who have been admitted to business over the last few years have been well above that. The inclusion of a statement about the 3.30 gpa gives the students a more realistic picture of their admissibility.