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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

M. Rules of Conduct for Students for Protecting the Confidentiality of Social Security Numbers

N. Use of E-mail for Official Correspondence to Students


Statistical Summaries

 

    

2. Admission

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Additional Admission Requirements for Some Undergraduate Programs

The preceding admission requirements apply to all freshmen and transfer students. In addition, admission to some programs is restricted as described below. More information is given in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Other academic programs may impose similar enrollment restrictions when necessary.

School of Architecture

Admission to the School of Architecture is based on standards similar to but higher than those for admission to the University. Newly admitted students must begin their studies in a fall semester.

McCombs School of Business

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 high school graduating class are admitted to business based on their relative class rank until 75 percent of available spaces 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 based on standards similar to but higher than those for admission to the University. Newly admitted students must begin their studies in a fall semester.

College of Communication

Because there are more qualified applicants than can adequately be 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 available spaces 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. Newly admitted students must begin their studies in a fall semester.

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 who plan to enter the journalism program should apply to the University as prejournalism majors.

College of Education

The College of Education restricts admission to the athletic training and sport management majors for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. An applicant who plans to enter one of these programs should apply for admission to the University as a pre-athletic training or pre-sport management student. He or she may apply for admission to the major after completing a series of prerequisite courses. Admission to the major is based on the student's performance, completion of the required coursework, and evidence of commitment to the field.

College of Engineering

Admission to the undergraduate programs in engineering is limited and is offered only to the best qualified applicants. 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 by the application deadline.

Because there are more qualified applicants than can adequately be instructed by the faculty or accommodated within existing facilities, the College of Engineering limits undergraduate admission to biomedical engineering and architectural engineering 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 these programs based on their relative class rank until 75 percent of available spaces are filled. The remaining applicants ranked in the top 10 percent of their Texas high school graduating class compete with all other applicants for the remaining 25 percent of spaces. Admission is offered only to the best qualified students.

College of Fine Arts

Newly admitted students in all majors in the College of Fine Arts except music must begin their studies in a fall semester.

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.

Student who plan to major in design should apply for admission to the University as studio art majors. After they have completed freshman studies in studio art, students must obtain the approval of the Design Admissions Committee to begin the required sequence of courses in design on the sophomore level.

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.

School of 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.

Department of 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.

College of Natural Sciences

Computer sciences. All students entering the Department of Computer Sciences are admitted as pre-computer sciences majors. After completing certain courses with a required grade point average, students may apply for admission to the computer sciences degree program. This program may be highly competitive, and selection is based on a student's overall academic performance, as well as performance in specific courses determined by the department.

School of Nursing

Because there are more qualified applicants than can adequately be instructed by the faculty or accommodated within existing facilities, the School of Nursing 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 based on their relative class rank until 75 percent of available spaces are filled. The remaining applicants ranked in the top 10 percent of their Texas high school graduating class compete with all other applicants for the remaining 25 percent of spaces. Admission is offered only to the best qualified students.

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. Admission is offered only to the most qualified applicants.

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.

College of Pharmacy

A student who wishes to pursue the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree must first complete a prepharmacy curriculum. At the University, prepharmacy students enroll in the College of Natural Sciences. The student's application to the professional curriculum offered by 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 PharmD application. More information about admission to the professional curriculum is given in chapter 12 of the Undergraduate Catalog.

School of Social Work

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.

Admission to Upper-Division Work

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 the Undergraduate Catalog and departmental advisers about eligibility to register for upper-division coursework.

Transient Admission (Summer Only)

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 then 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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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
Appendix M - Rules of Conduct for Students for Protecting the Confidentiality of Social Security Numbers
Appendix N - Use of E-mail for Official Correspondence to Students
Statistical Summaries

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17 August 2004. Office of the Registrar

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