To be considered for admission as a freshman, the applicant must submit
Applications may be completed on-line at the State of Texas Common Application Web site. Printed applications forms are available at most Texas high schools.
A freshman applicant who has earned credit at another collegiate institution may not disregard any part of his or her academic record. Such credit must be reported on the appropriate section of the State of Texas Common Application for Freshman Admission. Applicants who fail to report all college coursework are subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion and possible loss of credit for subsequent work taken at the University.
Applicants may designate the University of Texas at Austin as a test score recipient at the time they take the SAT I or ACT; after they have taken the test, they may ask the testing agency to send scores directly to the University. A photocopy of test results is not acceptable.
The Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I) or the ACT Assessment is required of all freshman applicants who graduated from high school after the summer of 1956. Applicants are not required to take SAT II: Subject Tests for admission purposes; however, they must take the SAT II: Subject Test in Writing and the SAT II: Subject Test in Mathematics Level IC or IIC before they register to determine their placement in rhetoric and composition and mathematics courses.
The SAT I, the SAT II: Subject Tests, and the ACT Assessment are given several times a year at high schools and other sites in the United States and abroad. If the student designates the University as a test score recipient, scores are received by the University about four weeks after the test date. Since the receipt of an official report from the testing agency is a crucial part of the application process, applicants should take the SAT I or the ACT no later than December of their senior year. Prospective students who have disabilities may make special testing arrangements by contacting the appropriate testing agency.
Information and registration materials are usually available from the student's high school counselor. Information about the SAT I is available at http://www.collegeboard.com/ and from College Board SAT Program, P O Box 6200, Princeton NJ 08541-6200. Information about the ACT is available at http://www.act.org/ and from ACT Registration, P O Box 168, Iowa City IA 52243-0168. On-line test registration is available at the College Board and ACT Web sites.
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12 August 2003. Office of the Registrar
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