Additional Admission Requirements for Some Undergraduate Programs
Admission to some programs is restricted as described below. Other academic programs may impose similar enrollment restrictions when necessary.
Admission to the School of Architecture is based on standards similar to but higher than those for admission to the University. See chapter 2 of The Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.
The McCombs School of Business limits undergraduate admission to the number of students to whom a professional education of high quality can be provided. The number of students admitted under the provisions of Texas Education Code Section 51.803 (the top 10 percent rule) is limited to 75 percent of the available spaces in the business school. Admission is for the fall semester only and is based on standards similar to but higher than those for admission to the University. See chapter 3 of The Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.
Journalism. To major in journalism, a student must have the approval of the Journalism Undergraduate Selection Committee. The student may not take upper-division courses unless he or she has been admitted to the program. Students seeking to enter the journalism program should apply to the University as prejournalism majors.
See chapter 4 of The Undergraduate Catalog for additional information on specific programs in the College of Communication.
Admission to the undergraduate programs in engineering is limited and is offered only to the best qualified applicants. See chapter 6 of The Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.
Department of Art and Art History. To major in the Department of Art and Art History, a student must have the approval of the Department of Art and Art History Admissions Committee. Information about admission requirements, procedures, and deadlines is available from the undergraduate advising office in the department.
Design. To major in design, a student must have the approval of the Design Admissions Committee. The required sequence of courses in design begins on the sophomore level; thus, students seeking to enter the design program should apply for admission to the University as predesign majors.
Music. To major in music, a student must meet University admission requirements and must pass an audition conducted by the School of Music. A student who does not pass the audition may not major in music, even though he or she is admitted to the University. At the discretion of the school, a student who fails an audition may audition a second time.
Theatre and Dance. Admission to programs in the Department of Theatre and Dance requires the approval of the Theatre and Dance Admission Committee. Information about requirements, procedures, and deadlines is available from the office of undergraduate studies in the department.
Admission to all majors in the College of Fine Arts except music is for the fall semester only.
Transfer students who wish to major in predesign, studio art, visual art studies, or nondegree-seeking art must submit a slide portfolio of their work in order to be considered for admission. Nondegree seekers must also submit transcripts from all colleges they have attended.
See chapter 7 of The Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.
Computer Sciences. All students entering the Department of Computer Sciences are admitted as pre-computer sciences majors. Admission to pre-computer sciences is highly competitive, and the admission requirements are more stringent than those of the University. Students are admitted to pre-computer sciences only for the fall semester. After completing certain courses with a required grade point average, students may apply for admission to the computer sciences degree program. This program is also extremely competitive and selection is based on a student's overall academic performance, as well as performance in specific courses determined by the department.See chapter 9 of The Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.
Students seeking an undergraduate degree in nursing must complete a prescribed preprofessional curriculum with a grade point average of at least 2.50 before being admitted to the professional sequence. See chapter 10 of The Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.
A student who wishes to pursue a degree in pharmacy must complete a prepharmacy curriculum. At the University, prepharmacy students enroll in the College of Natural Sciences. The student's application to the professional program in the College of Pharmacy is considered on the basis of overall academic performance. See chapter 11 of The Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.
A student who wishes to pursue a degree in social work must complete a pre-social work curriculum that includes supervised volunteer service with clients in a human services organization. The student's application to the professional curriculum is considered on the basis of academic performance and the student's commitment to and suitability for generalist social work practice. See chapter 12 of The Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.
Admission to Upper-Division Work
In addition to the requirements outlined in the preceding section, some academic programs have established minimum standards for admission to upper-division or professional sequence courses. The student should consult departmental advisers about eligibility to register for upper-division coursework.
Transient Admission (Summer Only)
Undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees at other colleges and universities during the long session and wish to continue their studies at the University during the summer only may be admitted to some undergraduate programs as transient students. A transient student who wishes to be admitted to the University on a regular basis must apply for admission in accordance with the procedures and deadlines governing transfer admission.
A transient student may not register in the Graduate School but may take graduate courses if qualified. If regular admission to the University is subsequently granted, appropriate credits earned as a transient student may be used to meet undergraduate degree requirements, but may not be used to fulfill the requirements for a graduate degree.
Students who attend the University as transient students and then are admitted on a regular basis are immediately subject to the University's academic regulations. In particular, such students will be placed on scholastic probation upon enrollment if their grade point average for work undertaken as a transient student at the University is below 2.00.
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