Admission to some programs is restricted as described below. Additional information is given in the Undergraduate Catalog.
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. New students are admitted for the fall semester only.
The McCombs School of Business limits undergraduate admission to the number of students to whom a professional education of high quality can be provided. Entering freshman applicants in the top 10 percent of their Texas graduating class are admitted to business based on their relative class rank until 75 percent of the spaces allotted for automatic admission are filled. The remaining applicants ranked in the top 10 percent of their Texas high school graduating class compete with all other business applicants for the remaining 25 percent of spaces. Admission is for the fall semester only and is based on standards similar to but higher than those for admission to the University.
Because there are more qualified applicants than can be adequately instructed by the faculty or accommodated within existing facilities, the College of Communication limits undergraduate admission to the number of students to whom a professional education of high quality can be provided. Entering freshman applicants ranked in the top 10 percent of their Texas high school graduating class are admitted to communication based on their relative class rank until 75 percent of the spaces allotted for automatic admission are filled. The remaining applicants ranked in the top 10 percent of their Texas high school graduating class compete with all other communication applicants for the remaining 25 percent of spaces. Admission is offered only to the best qualified students.
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.
Admission to the undergraduate programs in engineering is limited and is offered only to the best qualified applicants.
Admission to all majors in the College of Fine Arts except music is for the fall semester only.
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 studio art 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.
Transfer students who wish to major in 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.
Computer sciences. All students entering the Department of Computer Sciences are admitted as pre-computer sciences majors. Freshmen and transfer students from other institutions 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 extremely competitive, and selection is based on a student's overall academic performance, as well as performance in specific courses determined by the department.
Admission to the professional sequence in nursing is highly competitive. Applications are accepted only from students who are enrolled in their last semester of required prerequisite coursework. To be considered for admission, the student must have a grade of at least C in each prerequisite course and a grade point average of at least 2.50 on both University and transferred coursework.
The student must submit a nonrefundable processing fee of $50 with the application. More information about admission to the professional sequence is given in chapter 11 of the Undergraduate Catalog.
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 curriculum in the College of Pharmacy is considered on the basis of overall academic performance. The student must submit a nonrefundable processing fee of $75 with the application. More information about admission to the professional curriculum is given in chapter 12 of the Undergraduate Catalog.
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 his or her academic performance and commitment to and suitability for generalist social work practice.
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.
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 as a transfer student.
A transient student may not register in the Graduate School but may take graduate courses if qualified. If the student is subsequently admitted to the University as a regular student, credit 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 a student will be placed on scholastic probation upon enrollment if his or her grade point average for work undertaken as a transient student at the University is below 2.00.
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12 August 2003. Office of the Registrar
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