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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

ADMISSIONS AND REGISTRATION COMMITTEE PROPOSED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INCREASING THE NUMBER OF TRANSFER CREDIT REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION FROM TWENTY-FOUR TO THIRTY


On behalf of the Admission and Registration Committee, Professor Urton Anderson, (accounting and committee chair) submitted the following recommendation for increasing the number of transfer credit required for admission from twenty four to thirty semester credit hours.

The secretary has classified this as general legislation. It will be presented to the Faculty Council for discussion at its meeting on March 21, 2005.

<signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council




Posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on March 10, 2005. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.



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ADMISSIONS AND REGISTRATION COMMITTEE PROPOSED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INCREASING THE NUMBER OF TRANSFER CREDIT REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION FROM TWENTY-FOUR TO THIRTY


RECOMMENDATION:

1. Raising the amount of credits completed requirement to be eligible for transfer consideration from 24 to 30.

(The current catalog is available on the Web at http://www.utexas.edu/student/registrar/catalogs/gi04-05/index.html.)

On page 18 in the ADMISSION chapter, under the section TRANSFER ADMISSION, in General Information, 2004-2005, make the following changes:

{No changes made.}

Eligibility. To be eligible for transfer admission consideration, an applicant must have

1. Graduated from high school or earned a GED
2. Completed at least [twenty-four] thirty semester hours of transferable credit [; thirty hours are recommended for applicants to the McCombs School of Business].


An applicant who is ineligible to continue at a previous institution for academic or disciplinary reasons is not eligible for admission to the University of Texas at Austin. There is no probationary or provisional admission for transfer applicants at UT Austin.

RATIONALE:
The proposed change, in effect, requires students to complete two 15-hour semesters before being eligible for transfer consideration.  This change makes the transfer requirements consistent with the requirements for admission through Coordinated Admission Program (CAP).  As of 2005-2006, CAP required completion of 30 hours during the fall and spring semester (this change to the CAP was approved last academic year).

Admissions will take application from enrolled students whose total credit hours completed in the fall semester along with any prior credits (e.g., advance placement) and enrolled hours in the spring semester are 30 or greater.  Applications needing spring course work to meet the 30-hour minimum will be reviewed once the spring semester transcripts are received.