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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION TO THE MAJOR SEQUENCE IN
THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


Dean Ben Streetman of the College of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes to the admission to the major sequence in the College of Engineering chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the department and the dean approved the proposed changes on February 10, 2004. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on January 30, 2004. 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 March 10, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March 23, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on April 1, 2004, 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 noon on April 16, 2004.


<signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council




This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on April 8, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION TO THE MAJOR SEQUENCE IN
THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


On pages 126-127, under the heading ADMISSION TO A MAJOR SEQUENCE IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING in the College of Engineering chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:


ADMISSION TO A MAJOR SEQUENCE IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

In engineering degree programs, the major sequence is a set of courses in which the student learns to put to engineering use the concepts learned in the basic sequence. Major sequence courses are normally taken in the last two years of undergraduate study.

Students must apply on-line for admission to a major sequence [at http://www.engr.utexas.edu/students/stay/admissionms.cfm]. The following requirements apply both to students seeking to transfer to the college from another institution and to those currently enrolled at the University, either in another college or school or in a basic sequence of courses in the College of Engineering.

1. Applications for admission to the major sequence are evaluated by the College of Engineering Admissions Committee. The criteria for admission vary from semester to semester; [these criteria are printed on the degree audit that each student receives each semester] current criteria are published at http://www.engr.utexas.edu/students/handbook/degree/majorsequence.cfm. [One admission criterion common to all degree programs is the grade point average earned in the basic sequence courses completed at the University.]



RATIONALE: Printed degree audits are no longer provided, since students may see their degree audits on-line. Complete criteria for admission to the major sequence are provided at the indicated URL. The student is better informed by a reference to the complete list of criteria than by the printing of just one criterion.


2. To be eligible for admission to a major sequence, the applicant must have received credit from the University for the basic sequence of courses of the degree plan, either by completing the courses at the University or by receiving transfer credit for equivalent courses taken elsewhere. The student must not be on scholastic probation according to University regulations and must not be on academic probation according to the regulations of the College of Engineering. For the basic sequence of courses in each degree plan, see pages 137-174.

3. No engineering student may register for a course identified as a major sequence course in any of the degree plans of the College of Engineering unless the student has been admitted to the major sequence. [The prerequisites of some courses indicate that students who have not been admitted to the major sequence may register with the consent of the instructor. In this case, the instructor has the authority to admit nonengineering majors to the class if they are otherwise qualified but may not admit engineering majors who have not been admitted to the appropriate major sequence.]


RATIONALE: No longer applicable.


4. An applicant who has not previously been registered at the University must be admitted to the University as described in General Information. Admission to the University does not imply or guarantee admission to a major sequence in the College of Engineering. A student’s application to the major sequence is considered only after the student has been admitted to the University.



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5. Application for admission to a major sequence must be made on-line at [http://www.engr. utexas.edu/students/stay/admissionms.cfm] http://www.engr.utexas.edu/students/handbook/degree/majorsequence.cfm.
a. A student who is currently enrolled in the college must submit a completed application form.
b. A student seeking to transfer from another institution must first be admitted to the University by the Office of Admissions. Each transfer student must then confer with the transfer adviser for the major under which the student was admitted to the College of Engineering. A student who wishes to change majors within the College of Engineering after being admitted to the University must meet the requirements given in the section “Transfer to an Engineering Major,” page 128.

6. Deadlines for submitting completed applications to the College of Engineering Admissions Committee for admission to a major sequence are October 1 for entrance in the following spring semester and March 1 for entrance in either the following summer session or the following fall semester.

7. A student who has been admitted to a major sequence but does not enroll, and who wishes to enter in a subsequent semester, must reapply for admission to a major sequence and must meet all requirements in force at the time of reapplication. A student who has been admitted to the University but does not enroll must reapply to the University for admission according to the policies in force at the time of reapplication.

8. A student who has been enrolled in a major sequence and wishes to return to the college after being out for [two] one or more semesters must apply for admission or readmission to a major sequence on the basis of all requirements in force at the time of return. A student who has been out of the University for at least one long-session semester must apply for readmission to the University.


RATIONALE: This change will allow an adviser to determine whether any returning student should continue in the major sequence.


9. Any student who has been denied admission to a major sequence will not be considered for admission for a subsequent semester unless reapplication is made.