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Proposal to Consider Race and Ethnicity in Admissions (August 2004)

On August 7, 2003, the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System adopted a resolution authorizing each institution to develop and propose plans to consider race and ethnicity as part of the admission process. In response, The University of Texas at Austin submitted this proposal to alter its admission processes for graduate students, law students, and undergraduates.

Download the proposal (PDF - 301K)

Addition of Race and Ethnicity to Admission Criteria (December 2003)

As authorized by the Board of Regents and beginning with the academic year 2005-2006, The University of Texas at Austin has added race and ethnicity to the criteria considered for admission of freshmen, graduate students, and law students, and to the awarding of scholarships and fellowships in those cases when an individualized and full file review is conducted as part of the selection process.

Financial Exemptions for Texas Residents

Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees.

Visit for a list of exemption programs available to Texas residents.

Admissions Web Site Updates

All policies and procedures cited in these pages are the most current available information and are subject to change without notice.

Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act

In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, the University makes available to all enrolled students and employees an annual security report. This report and information concerning graduation rates are available from the Office of Admissions.


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