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 application forms are available at most Texas high schools.
A freshman applicant who has undertaken coursework at another collegiate institution may not disregard any part of his or her academic record. Such coursework 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.
The SAT I or ACT Assessment is required of all freshman applicants who graduated from high school after the summer of 1956. Applicants may designate the University 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 and results listed on a high school transcript are not acceptable.
Applicants seeking admission to the College of Engineering as freshmen must submit scores on the SAT II: Subject Test in Mathematics Level IC or Level IIC to the Office of Admissions. Scores must be received by the application deadline. Most applicants to other fields are not required to take SAT II: Subject Tests for admission purposes. However, most applicants must take the SAT II: Subject Test in Writing and the SAT II: Subject Test in Mathematics Level IC or Level IIC before they register, to determine their placement in rhetoric and composition and mathematics courses.
Applicants seeking freshman admission for the summer 2006 or later will be required to submit scores on the new SAT, which includes new forms of the verbal and mathematics tests as well as a new writing test; or scores on the ACT Assessment along with scores on the Optional ACT Writing Test.
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 SAT tests is available at http://www.collegeboard.com/. Information about the ACT is available at http://www.act.org/. On-line test registration is available at these sites.
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17 August 2004. Office of the Registrar
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