DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION TO THE MAJOR SEQUENCE IN
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
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
To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General
Faculty by noon on April 16, 2004.
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.
PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION TO THE MAJOR
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 [
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.
||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; [
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.]
: 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.
||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.
||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
: No longer applicable.
||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
||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 student who is currently enrolled in the college must submit
a completed application form.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.