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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

 

    

4. Academic Policies and Procedures

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Classification of Students

Undergraduate students are classified as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors based, on the number of semester credit hours accumulated and accepted by the University, whether or not the hours are applicable toward a degree. Semester hours used to determine classification include coursework completed in residence, transferred credit, and credit by examination, extension, and correspondence. A student is a freshman until thirty hours have been accepted, then a sophomore until sixty hours have been accepted, then a junior until ninety hours have been accepted, then a senior until graduation. Freshmen and sophomores are referred to as lower-division students; juniors and seniors, as upper-division students.

The Texas Success Initiative

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state-legislated program designed to improve student success in college. There are two components of the program: (1) an assessment to diagnose students' basic skills in reading, mathematics, and writing; and (2) developmental instruction to strengthen academic skills that need improvement. TSI replaced the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) in fall 2003.

All students are required by law to take an assessment approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The University encourages students who are not exempt to take the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA), offered by National Evaluation Systems. Alternative assessments are ASSET, COMPASS, and ACCUPLACER, and MAPS if the student took it before September 1, 2003. It is the responsibility of the student to see that scores are sent to the University by the testing institution.

A student is exempt from TSI requirements under any one of the following conditions:

  • The student has an SAT I score of at least 1070, with verbal and math scores of at least 500. The scores must be less than five years old.

  • The student has an ACT composite score of at least 23, with English and math scores of at least 19. The scores must be less than five years old.

  • The student has the following TAAS scores: writing, 1770; reading, 89; math, 86. The scores must be less than three years old.

  • The student has earned a bachelor's degree or an associate's degree.

  • The student is serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment.

  • The student was honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or served as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States on or after August 1, 1990.

  • The student is a non-degree-seeking or a non-certificate-seeking student.

  • The student has attended another institution and has been determined to have met readiness standards by that institution.

  • The student has transferred to the University from a private or independent institution of higher education, an accredited out-of-state institution of higher education, or an international institution of higher education and has completed college-level coursework.

Students may register for the THEA at the National Evalutation Systems Web site or pick up a registration booklet in the Texas Success Initiative Office, Flawn Academic Center 33. For further information, students may visit the TSI office's Web site or call (512) 471-8277.

 


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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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University of Texas at Austin

17 August 2004. Office of the Registrar

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