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General Info 03-04

Table of Contents

1. The University

2. Admission

3. Registration, Fees, and Deposits

4. Academic Policies and Procedures

5. Student Affairs

6. Libraries and Other Academic Resources

7. The Texas Exes

A. Residency Regulations

B. Official Extracurricular Student Activities

C. Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities

D. Policy on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

E. Policy on Sexual Misconduct

F. Prohibition of Hazing

G. Policy on AIDS and HIV Infection

H. Prohibition of Sexual Assault

I. Nondiscrimination Policy

J. Prohibition of Campus Violence

K. Student Travel Policy for University-Organized or Sponsored Events

L. Student Travel Policy for Registered Student Organizations

Statistical Summaries



General Information, 2003-2004

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About the Catalog
Officers of Administration
Board of Regents
Academic Calendar, Long Session, 2003-2004
Academic Calendar, Summer Session, 2004

1.  The University
Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity
Title IX/ADA/504 Coordinators
Organization of the University's Academic Units
Historical Sketch
Buildings and Grounds

2.  Admission
Undergraduate Admission
             Application Deadlines
             Application Processing Fee
             Enrollment Deposit
      Freshman Admission
             Texas High School Graduates Ranked in the Top 10 Percent of Their Class
             Texas High School Graduates Not Ranked in the Top 10 Percent of Their Class and All Graduates of Out-of-State High Schools
             Coordinated Admission Program
             Application Procedures
             Admission Tests
             High School Preparation
                           Graduation from High School
                           Subject Preparation
                    Students with Nontraditional High School Preparation
                           Homeschooled Students
                           Graduates of Unaccredited Schools
                           Students Who Did Not Graduate from High School
      Transfer Admission
             Application Procedures
             Application Review Process
             Grade Point Average Computation
             Transfer and Evaluation of Credit
             Catalog Eligibility for Texas Junior College Transfers
      Additional Admission Requirements for Some Undergraduate Programs
             School of Architecture
             McCombs School of Business
             College of Communication
             College of Engineering
             College of Fine Arts
                    Department of Art and Art History
                    Theatre and Dance
             College of Natural Sciences
                    Computer Sciences
             School of Nursing
             College of Pharmacy
             School of Social Work
             Admission to Upper-Division Work
      Transient Admission (Summer Only)
International Admission
Readmission of Former Students
Fresh Start
Enrollment as a Nondegree Student
      Exchange Students
High School Parallel Enrollment Program
Graduate Admission
      Admission Tests
      Graduate School Select Admission Program
      Conditional Admission
      Admission as a Nondegree Student
      Exchange Students
      Recommended Application Dates for Graduate Study
      Financial Aid Deadlines
      International Students
      Application Processing Fee
      Enrollment Deposit
Law School Admission
      Application Procedures
             Application Processing Fee
             Early Decision Admission
             Regular Decision Admission
      Enrollment Deposit

3.  Registration, Fees, and Deposits
      Academic Advising
      Registration Periods
      Paying Fees as a Part of Registration
      Late Registration
      Texas Academic Skills Program
      Concurrent Enrollment at the University and Another Collegiate Institution
      Continuous Registration of Graduate Students
      Leave of Absence
      In Absentia Registration
      Transfer from One Division to Another within the University
      Auditing a Course
Fees and Deposits
             Financial Responsibility
             Returned Checks
             Payment Plans
             Admission Application Processing Fees
             Undergraduate Students (Except Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, and Pharmacy Students)
             Pharmacy Students (PharmD Professional Curriculum)
             Graduate Students (Except MBA, MPA, PPA, and PharmD Students)
             MBA, MPA, PPA Students
             Law Students
             Flat Rate Tuition Pilot Project (Undergraduate Students in Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences)
      Nonresident Tuition for Resident Students
             Graduate Students
      Required Fees
             Barbara Jordan and Cesar Chavez Statue Fee
             Gregory Gymnasium Renovation Fee
             Health Services Building Fee
             Information Technology Fee
             International Education Fee
             Library Fee
             Medical Services Fee
             Recreational Sports Fee
             Registration Fee
             Student Services Fee
             Student Services Building Fee
             Texas Union Fee
             General Property Deposit
      Special Registration Fees
             In Absentia Fee
             Affiliated Studies Registration Fee
             Fees for Joint or Cooperative Programs on The University of Texas System Campuses
             Fees for Students Enrolled at Two Institutions
             Late Registration Charge
      Course Related Fees
             Field Trip Fees
             Incidental Fees
             Laboratory Fees
             Supplementary Fees
      Program and Service Related Fees
             Advising Fee
             Architecture Design Workshop Fee
             Architecture Materials Lab Fee
             Art Design Media Center Fee
             Art Studio Service Fee
             Art Wood Shop Services Fee
             Duplicate Fee Receipt
             Equipment Maintenance and/or Replacement Fee
             Field Experiences Fee
             Fine Arts Visual Arts Fee
             Freshman Summer Orientation Fee
             Graduate Certification Fee
             Honors Program Fee
             Instructional Technology Fee
             International Student Health Insurance Fee
             International Student Orientation Fee
             International Student Services Fee
             Learning Resource Center Fee
             MBA Orientation Fee
             McCombs School of Business Freshman Orientation Fee
             McCombsPlus Fee
             MPA/PPA Orientation Fee
             Music Services Fee
             New Student Programs Fee
             Nursing Student Assistance Fee
             Placement and Career Services Fee
             Practicum Fee
             Reinstatement Fee
             Theatre and Dance Building Services Fee
             Theatre and Dance Performance and Production Fee
             Undergraduate Writing Center Fee
      Fee Exemptions
      Fee Waivers
      Third-Party Billing
      Fee Adjustments
             Refunds for Students Withdrawing from The University
             Adjustments for Added and Dropped Classes
             Optional Fee Refunds
             Tuition Rebates for Certain Undergraduates
      Short-Term Loans
      Payment of Fees for Students with Physical Disabilities
      Optional Fees
                    Department of Theatre and Dance
                    Longhorn All-Sports Package
                    Longhorn All-Sports Package for Dependents
                    Parking Permit
                    Performing Arts Center/Tix for Six
                    Student Speaker Series
             Rules for Use of the ID Card for Purchasers of the Longhorn All-Sports Package
      Student Insurance
             Student Health Insurance Program
             International Student Health Insurance
             Student Liability Insurance
      Identification Cards
             Student Identification Cards
             Faculty/Staff Identification Cards
      Fees for Nonstudents
             Auditor's Fee
             Library Card Fee for Non-University Borrowers
             Recreational and Facility Use Fees

4.  Academic Policies and Procedures
Academic Advising
Credit Value and Course Numbers
      The Semester Hour
      Course Numbers
Classification of Students
Texas Academic Skills Program
Quantity of Work Rule
      Maximum Hours in the Fall and Spring Semesters
      Maximum Hours in the Summer Session
      Minimum Hours in the Fall and Spring Semesters
      Minimum Hours in the Summer Session
      Assistant Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Assistants (Graduate), Academic Assistants, and Graduate Research Assistants
      Other Student Employees
             Symbol X: Temporary Delay in Reporting the Final Course Grade
                    Approved Uses of the Symbol X
                    Improper Uses of the Symbol X
             Symbol CR
                    Credit/No Credit
             Symbols S and U
      Repetition of a Course
Computation of the Grade Point Average
      Undergraduate Students
      Graduate Students
      Grade Scores
Correspondence Work by Resident Students
Course Placement and Credit by Examination
      Examinations Required or Recommended for Course Placement
      Optional Examinations
Measurement and Evaluation Center
Adding and Dropping Courses
      Adding Courses
      Dropping Courses: Rules for Undergraduate Students
             Dropping a Course through the Twelfth Class Day
             Dropping a Course through the Fourth Week of Classes
             Dropping a Course after the Fourth Week of Classes
             Dropping a Course after Midsemester
      Dropping Courses: Rules for Graduate Students
Changing Registration to or from the Pass/Fail Basis or the Credit/No Credit Basis
      Medical Withdrawal
      Religious Holy Days
Availability of Classwork to Students
      Semester Reports from the Registrar
      Intrasemester Reports from the Deans
Scholastic Probation and Dismissal
      Undergraduate Students
             Table of Scholastic Standards
             Probation and Dismissal
      Graduate Students
      Honor Societies for Freshmen
      Phi Beta Kappa
      Phi Kappa Phi
      Leadership and Service Organizations
      British Marshall, Rhodes, and Truman Scholarships
      Junior Fellows Program
      College Scholars
      University Honors
      Graduation with University Honors
Teacher Certification
Placement Services
Personal Record Information
      Name Change
      Change of Address and/or Telephone Number
Summons to Administrative Offices
Official Communications with the University

5.  Student Affairs
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of the Dean of Students
Recreational Sports
Division of Housing and Food Service
      Application Dates for Housing in University Residence Halls
      University-Owned Residence Halls for Men
      University-Owned Residence Halls for Women
      University-Owned Residence Halls for Men and Women
      University-Owned Residences for Families
      Privately Owned Housing
Student Financial Services
             Estimated Costs
             Application Dates
             Course Load Requirements
             Changes in Financial Circumstances
             Satisfactory Progress
      Types of Financial Aid
             Gift Aid
             Self-Help Aid
                    Long-Term Loans
      Special Services for Financial Aid Recipients
      Other Services Not Based on Financial Need
      Requirements for Student Borrowers
             Mandatory Counseling Sessions
             Identification and Release of Official Transcript
      Tuition Refunds and Repayment of Financial Aid
             Repayment of Financial Aid
University Health Services
Counseling, Learning, and Career Services
      Counseling and Mental Health Center
      Career Exploration Center
      UT Learning Center
The Texas Union
International Office
      International Students
             Sponsored Student Program
             Reduced Course Load and Withdrawal Petition
             Special Programs
             Mandatory Health Insurance
             English as a Second Language Services
      Study Abroad
             Exchange Programs
             Affiliated Studies
             Faculty-Led Programs
             Financial Assistance
Student Government
Senate of College Councils
Student Publications
Legal Services for Students
Office of the Ombudsman
Student Grievance Procedures
      Academic Related Grievances
      Student Program and Student Activity Related Grievances
      Disability Related Grievances
      Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault
      General Statement
      Scholastic Dishonesty
      Group Responsibility
      Disciplinary Procedures
Religious Organizations
Shuttle Bus Service
Parking and Registration of Motor Vehicles

6.  Libraries and Other Academic Resources
The University Libraries
      The General Libraries
                    On-Line Resources
                    On-Line Services
                    Class of the Day
                    Perry-Castaneda Library
                    Undergraduate Library
                    Branch Libraries and Other Units of the General Libraries
                    Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
             Library Services and Policies
                    Interlibrary Services (ILS)
                    Library Hours
                    Lending Rules
                    Loan Periods
                    Schedule of Fines
                    Charges for Loss and Damage
                    Library Cards for Non-University Borrowers
      Other Libraries on Campus
             Center for American History
             Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
             Law Library
Other Libraries in Austin
The University of Texas McDonald Observatory at Mount Locke
Texas Memorial Museum
The University of Texas Press
KUT Radio
Computing Resources
      Information Technology Services
                    Student Microcomputer Facility
                    Help Desk
                    Campus Computer Store
                    ID Center
                    CATV and Satellite Services
                    Computer Repair
                    Course Management Systems
                    Disk Storage
                    IF Accounts
                    Information Security Office
                    Internet Access
                    IT Documentation
                    Mailing Lists
                    Software Distribution and Sales
                    Telephone Services
                    Timesharing Server Systems
                    Training Programs
                    UT Direct
             Technical Support
                    On-Site Support
                    Staff Technical Position and Contract Programming
                    Web Publishing
      Other Providers of Information Technology Resources
             Center for Instructional Technologies
             Texas Advanced Computing Center
The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

7.  The Texas Exes

Appendix A. Residency Regulations
      State Statutes
             Minors and Dependents
             Individuals Over Eighteen
             Married Students
             Military Personnel and Veterans and Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service
             Teachers, Professors, and Their Dependents
             Students Employed as Teaching or Research Assistants
             Appeals to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
             Scholarship Recipients
             Foreign Students
             Beneficiaries of the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Program (Texas Tomorrow Fund)
             Student Responsibilities
      University Regulations

Appendix B. Official Extracurricular Student Activities
      Athletic Activities
      Nonathletic Activities

Appendix C. Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities
      1. Student Orientation
      2. The Office of Admissions and the Office of the Registrar
      3. Student Financial Services
      4. University Health Services
      5. University-Owned Residences
      6. Student Organizations
      7. The Division of Recreational Sports
      8. The Texas Union
      9. Educational Records
      10. Use of University Property, Rooms, and Spaces
      11. Student Discipline and Conduct
      12. Counseling, Learning, and Career Services
      13. Speech, Expression, and Assembly

Appendix D. Policy on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Appendix E. Policy on Sexual Misconduct

Appendix F. Prohibition of Hazing

Appendix G. Policy on AIDS and HIV Infection

Appendix H. Prohibition of Sexual Assault

Appendix I. Nondiscrimination Policy

Appendix J. Prohibition of Campus Violence

Appendix K. Student Travel Policy for University-Organized or Sponsored Events

Appendix L. Student Travel Policy for Registered Student Organizations

Statistical Summaries
Degrees Conferred, 1884-2002
      Graduate School
      Undergraduate Colleges and Schools
Summary of Enrollment, 2001-2002
Enrollment 1883-2002


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General Information


Table of 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
Appendix A - Residency Regulations
Appendix B - Official Extracurricular Student Activities
Appendix C - Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities
Appendix D - Policy on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Appendix E - Policy on Sexual Misconduct
Appendix F - Prohibition of Hazing
Appendix G - Policy on AIDS and HIV Infection
Appendix H - Prohibition of Sexual Assault
Appendix I - Nondiscrimination Policy
Appendix J - Prohibition of Campus Violence
Appendix K - Student Travel Policy for University-Organized or Sponsored Events
Appendix L - Student Travel Policy for Registered Student Organizations
Statistical Summaries

Related Information
Course Schedules
Academic Calendars
Office of Admissions

Office of the Registrar
University of Texas at Austin

12 August 2003. Office of the Registrar

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