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General Info 02-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
Admission

CHAPTER 3
Registration, Fees, and Deposits

CHAPTER 4
Academic Policies and Procedures

CHAPTER 5
Student Affairs

CHAPTER 6
Libraries and Other Academic Resources

CHAPTER 7
The Texas Exes

APPENDIXES

STATISTICAL
SUMMARIES

 

    

Notes

 

Chapter 1, The University

1.  From 1963 until 1967 there was no office of president.

Chapter 2, Admission

1.  Online registration is available at http://www.collegeboard.com/ for all national and international test dates. Refer to the SAT Program Registration Bulletin for more information.

2.  A Sunday administration is scheduled following each Saturday administration.

3.  The SAT I Question-and-Answer Service will be available on Saturday, October 12, 2002; Saturday, January 25, 2003; Saturday, May 3, 2003; and Sunday, May 4, 2003.

4.  The same schedule will be offered in New York State, provided that arrangements can be made to ensure that only administrations designated for the Question and Answer Service will be disclosed.

5.  The SAT II: Language Tests with Listening will be offered in November only. The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is offered in November and January only at some test centers. Students taking one of these tests must bring their own battery-operated, personal, single-cassette player with earphones (and backup batteries and cassette players, if desired).

6.  SAT I only. The April 5, 2003, test date will not be available outside of the United States and United States territories.

7.  SAT I and SAT II: Subject Tests Registration Deadlines: United States dates are postmark dates; international dates are receipt dates.

8.  Registration forms postmarked after these deadlines must be accompanied by a nonrefundable late fee.

9.  Available only in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington.

10.  February test date not available in New York.

11.  Registration forms postmarked after these dates must be accompanied by a nonrefundable late registration fee.

12.  Deadlines for late registration by telephone and online are May 20, 2002, September 16, 2002, November 18, 2002, and January 21, 2003.

13.  This test is NONDISCLOSED. Persons who take a nondisclosed test receive only their scores. They do not receive their test questions, answer key, or individual responses.

Chapter 3, Registration, Fees, and Deposits

1.  The term dependent as used here refers to the spouse and children of a student, faculty member, or staff member.

2.  Fall: August 12, 2002-January 13, 2003; Spring: January 2-May 13, 2003; Summer: May 1-August 31, 2003.

3.  Locker fees vary by facility. Primary facilities, charged at the higher rates, are Gregory Gymnasium and the Recreational Sports Center. Satellite facilities, charged at the lower rates, are Anna Hiss Gymnasium, Bellmont Hall, and Pickle Research Campus.

4.  Ages 16-22 years eligible for all open recreation facilities without adult supervision.

5.  Children 15 and under require adult supervision at all times; certain restrictions apply.

6.  Limited to facilities at the Pickle Research Campus only. Employees or spouses who wish to use facilities on the main campus must pay the applicable fees.

7.  Consultants, lecturers, or others with a clearly defined connection with a University agency or program on a short-term basis. Fee varies; contact the Division of Recreational Sports.

Chapter 4, Academic Policies and Procedures

1.  V.T.C.A., Texas Education Code 51.306

2.  The fee for regular registration is $29.

3.  Late registration is available only by telephone at (512) 927-5398 and requires a fee of $49. After the late registration period for each test date, registration is allowed for a limited time for a fee of $59.

4.  This section applies to all undergraduate students. Graduate grades of scholarship, including incomplete grades, are explained in the catalog of the Graduate School.

5.  This section applies to all undergraduate students. Graduate grades of scholarship, including incomplete grades, are explained in the catalog of the Graduate School.

6.  Students in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Natural Sciences are permitted to take up to sixteen semester hours of classroom or correspondence credit in elective courses on the pass/fail basis. Plan II students may take up to nineteen semester hours of elective courses on the pass/fail basis. Only two courses a semester may be taken on this basis after a student has thirty semester hours of credit.

7.  Enrollment on the twelfth class day of a semester or the fourth class day of a summer term constitutes official enrollment.

8.  Credit by examination cannot be reported to the registrar for former students who are prohibited from enrolling in Texas public colleges and universities due to noncompliance with TASP regulations.

9.  Test not available after January 1998.

10.  For fee adjustments resulting from adds and drops, see chapter 3.

11.  This section applies to undergraduate students.

12.  This section applies to all students, both undergraduate and graduate.

13.  Policy Memorandum 3.201.

14.  This section applies to undergraduate students.

15.  Each grade point average is the minimum required for graduation with honors, high honors, or highest honors. Because only a certain percentage of the class may receive honors, the average required for each category may be higher.

16.  To graduate with University honors, a student in the McCombs School must have completed at least sixty semester hours of coursework in residence at the University.

17.  To graduate with University honors, a student in the College of Communication must have completed at the University at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

18.  To graduate with University honors, a student in the College of Engineering must have completed in residence at the University at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree. The grade point average used to determine graduation with honors includes only grades in courses taken in residence. A student may receive only one bachelor's degree with University honors from the College of Engineering.

19.  To graduate with University honors, a student in the College of Fine Arts must rank in the indicated percent of students graduating that semester from his or her academic unit (art and art history, music, or theatre and dance) and must have no outstanding delay of grade (symbol X). He or she must have completed at least sixty semester hours of coursework in residence at the University. A student may receive only one bachelor's degree with University honors from the College of Fine Arts.

Appendix A, Residency Regulations

1.  Because of this restriction, some students who receive scholarships in the amount designated may not receive a waiver of nonresident tuition.

Appendix C, Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities

1.  See V.T.C.A., Education Code 54.052.

2.  See Regents' Rules, Part Two, Chapter I, Section 8.

3.  See Regents' Rules, Part Two, Chapter X, Sections 4 and 5.

7.  The authorized use of and access to disciplinary records are described in subchapter 9-300 and subchapter 11-700.

8.  The university will maintain, as part of a student's student record, a record of access of all parties other than those specified in subsection 9-202(1)(a)(i) who have obtained access to data in an individual's student record which will include the legitimate interest of that party in obtaining the information.

9.  If the university discovers that an organization that has received student records from the university has released or failed to destroy such records in violation of this policy, it will prohibit access by that organization to educational records for five years.

10.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.8.

11.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.42.

12.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.44.

13.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.5 and 3.55.

14.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.55 (2).

15.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.53.

16.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.6.

16a.  Section 11-501(b) was revised after publication to reflect changes in chapters 6, 10, 11, and 13. These changes are effective 12 February 2003.

17.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.3.

18.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.23.

19.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.7.

20.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.71.

21.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.73.

22.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.8.

23.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.

24.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.22.

25.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.

26.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 6.5.

27.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3.23.

28.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 6.4.

28a.  Section 11-804(a)(12) was revised after publication to reflect changes in chapters 6, 10, 11, and 13. These changes are effective 12 February 2003.

29.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 11.

30.  See Regents' Rules, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 6.3.

Appendix E, Prohibition of Student Harassment

1.  Sexual harassment is prohibited in a separate policy, set out in Appendix D.

Appendix F, Prohibition of Hazing

1.  Adapted from ARCH Chapter and Undergraduate Councils of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.

Appendix H, Prohibition of Sexual Assault

1.  The fact that the student accused of sexual assault was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the assault will not diminish the student's responsibility for a violation of the Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities nor shall being under the influence of alcohol or drugs be construed as an invitation to or as implied consent for unwanted sexual advances.

Statistical Summaries

1.  Figures are given for the academic year and for the years complete at the time of publication. The number of degrees conferred is accurate as of the date of publication. Changes to the data, if any, will be reflected in the "Total Conferred" columns of the next General Information.

2.  Through the session 1905-1906, the master's degree was given in the Department of Literature, Science, and Arts; then through the session 1909-1910, in the College of Arts.

Prior to the 1923-1924 session, the master's degree in engineering, with designation of the branch in which given, was awarded in the College of Engineering. Branch designations were discontinued in 1978.

3.  Prior to 1998-1999, the Doctor of Pharmacy was conferred in the Graduate School. In 1998-1999, the degree was awarded in both the Graduate School and the College of Pharmacy; thereafter it was awarded in the College of Pharmacy.

4.  Prior to the long session 1951-1952, the School of Architecture was a part of the College of Engineering.

5.  Prior to 2000-2001, the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design was conferred in the College of Natural Sciences. In 2000-2001, the degree was awarded in both the College of Natural Sciences and the School of Architecture.

6.  After the long session 1970-1971, degrees previously conferred by the College of Arts and Sciences were awarded in the Colleges of Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of General and Comparative Studies. Beginning with the spring semester 1979, the degrees for the Colleges of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of General and Comparative Studies have been awarded in the College of Liberal Arts.

7.  The College of Business Administration was renamed the Red McCombs School of Business on May 11, 2000.

8.  Prior to the long session 1970-1971, the Bachelor of Journalism degree was conferred in the College of Arts and Sciences. Total numbers of Bachelor of Journalism degrees conferred up to that time were: men, 911; women, 850; both, 1,761. These totals are now listed in the College of Communication and are not included in the totals for the College of Arts and Sciences.

9.  Prior to 1990-1991, the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology was designated the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.

10.  Prior to February 1969, these degrees were designated Bachelor of Science in Art, Bachelor of Science in Drama, Bachelor of Science in Music.

11.  In spring 1997, the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance replaced the Bachelor of Arts in Drama and the Bachelor of Arts in Dance.

12.  Prior to summer session 1971, degrees in the Colleges of Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of General and Comparative Studies were conferred in the College of Arts and Sciences. Beginning with the spring semester 1979, the degrees for the Colleges of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of General and Comparative Studies have been awarded in the College of Liberal Arts.

13.  Prior to April 1969, this degree was designated Bachelor of Laws.

14.  Prior to summer session 1971, degrees in the Colleges of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of General and Comparative Studies were conferred in the College of Arts and Sciences. Beginning with the spring semester 1979, these degrees have been awarded in the College of Liberal Arts.

15.  Prior to 1987-1988, the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies was conferred in the College of Liberal Arts. In 1987-1988, the degree was conferred in both the School of Architecture and the College of Liberal Arts. Since 1988-1989, the degree has been awarded in the School of Architecture.

16.  Prior to summer session 1971, degrees in the College of Natural Sciences were conferred in the College of Arts and Sciences.

17.  Prior to summer session 1992, these degrees were designated Bachelor of Science in Home Economics.

18.  Prior to 2000-2001, the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design was conferred in the College of Natural Sciences. In 2000-2001, the degree was awarded in both the College of Natural Sciences and the School of Architecture.

19.  Between 1929 and 1943, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree was conferred in the College of Arts and Sciences. Eleven women graduated in the program.

20.  Prior to 1998-1999, the Doctor of Pharmacy was conferred in the Graduate School. In 1998-1999, the degree was awarded in both the Graduate School and the College of Pharmacy; thereafter it was awarded in the College of Pharmacy.

21.  Prior to summer session 1971, degrees in the Colleges of Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of General and Comparative Studies were conferred in the College of Arts and Sciences. Beginning with the spring semester 1979, the degrees for the Colleges of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of General and Comparative Studies have been awarded in the College of Liberal Arts.

22.  Prior to the session of 1996-1997, enrollment figures for the Division of Continuing and Extended Education represented net registrations in each category. Beginning with the session of 1996-1997, enrollment figures represent the net number of individuals taking coursework in each category.

23.  Prior to the session of 1929-1930, the summer session figures are grouped with the following fall semester and the extension year used is the September 1-August 31 year preceding the fall semester. Beginning with the session of 1929-1930, statistics are given for the academic year (September 1-August 31), the summer session being grouped with the preceding fall semester, and the extension year used being the September 1-August 31 year concurrent with the fall semester and summer session indicated.

24.  Because of the change in the method of recording enrollment figures, as explained in footnote 23, the figures for the 1929 summer session and the 1928-1929 extension year are given separately.

 


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Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - Admission
Chapter 3 - Registration, Fees, and Deposits
Chapter 4 - Academic Policies and Procedures
Chapter 5 - Student Affairs
Chapter 6 - Libraries and Other Academic Resources
Chapter 7 - The Texas Exes
Appendixes
Statistical Summaries

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