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General Information, 2005-2006

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About the Catalog
Officers of Administration
Board of Regents
Academic Calendar, Long Session, 2005-2006
Academic Calendar, Summer Session, 2006

1. The University

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

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2. Admission

Undergraduate Admission
       Application Deadlines
       Application Processing Fee
       Enrollment Deposit

    Freshman Admission
        High School Preparation
            Admission Deficiencies
        Freshman Application Procedures
        Admission Tests
        Freshman Application Review Process
            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, Homeschooled Students, and All Graduates of Out-of-State High Schools
            Students Who Did Not Graduate from High School
        Admission Decisions
            Admission to the Summer Freshman Class
            The Coordinated Admission Program

    Transfer Admission
        Eligibility to Apply
        Who Should Apply as a Transfer Student
        Transfer Application Procedures
        Transfer Application Review Process
            Grade Point Average Computation
            Transfer and Evaluation of Credit
            Catalog Eligibility for Texas Transfer Students
            Coursework-in-Residence Requirement
        Transient Admission (Summer Only)
        Fresh Start
        Enrollment as a Nondegree Student
            Exchange Students

    Additional Requirements and Restrictions for Some Freshman and Transfer Applicants
        School of Architecture
        McCombs School of Business
        College of Communication
        College of Education
        College of Engineering
        College of Fine Arts
            Department of Art and Art History
            School of Music
            Department of Theatre and Dance
        College of Liberal Arts
            Plan II Honors Program
        College of Natural Sciences
            Computer Sciences
        School of Nursing
        College of Pharmacy
        School of Social Work
        Admission to Upper-Division Work

International Admission
Readmission of Former 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

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3. Registration, Fees, and Deposits

        Academic Advising
        Registration Periods
        Paying Fees as a Part of Registration
        Late Registration
        Texas Success Initiative
        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

    Flat Rate Tuition for Undergraduates
        Table: Flat Rate Tuition for Undergraduates
    Tuition for Graduate and Professional Students
        Tables: Tuition and Required Fees for Graduate and Professional Programs
    Nonresident Tuition for Resident Students
        Graduate Students

    Required Fees
        Aquatics Complex Fee
        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 Equipment Maintenance and/or Replacement Fee
        Architecture Materials Lab Fee
        Art Design Media Center Fee
        Art Studio Service Fee
        Art Wood Shop Services Fee
        Duplicate Fee Receipt
        Field Experiences Fee
        Freshman Summer Orientation Fee
        Graduate Certification Fee
        Instructional Technology Fee
        International Student Health Insurance Fee
        International Student Orientation Fee
        International Student Services Fee
        Learning Resource Center Fee
        MBA Orientation Fee
        McCombsPlus Fee
        MPA/PPA Orientation Fee
        Music Services Fee
        New Student Programs Fee
        Nursing Student Assistance Fee
        Placement and Career Services Fee
        Reinstatement Fee
        Theatre and Dance Building Services Fee
        Theatre and Dance Performance and Production 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
            Analecta Fee
            Cactus Fee
            Department of Theatre and Dance Fee
            Longhorn All-Sports Package
            Longhorn All-Sports Package for Dependents
            C or M Parking Permit
            Performing Arts Center/Tix for Six Fee
            Student Speaker Series Fee
        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

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4. Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Advising
Credit Value and Course Numbers
    The Semester Hour
    Course Numbers
Classification of Students
The Texas Success Initiative

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
    Graduate Student Academic Employees
    Other Student Employees

        Symbol X: Temporary Delay in Reporting the Final Course Grade
            Improper Uses of the Symbol X
            Approved Uses of the Symbol X
            Assignment of the Symbol X by the Registrar
            Replacement of the Symbol X with a Grade or the Symbol I
        Symbols CR and NC
            Credit by Examination
        Credit/No Credit
        Symbols S and U
    Repetition of a Course

Computation of the Grade Point Average
    Undergraduate Students
    Graduate Students

Correspondence Work by Resident Students
Measurement and Evaluation Center
    Course Placement and Credit by Examination
        Examinations Required or Recommended for Course Placement
        Optional Examinations

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
    Withdrawal for Military Service
    Medical Withdrawal
    Religious Holy Days
    Absence for Military Service
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, Telephone Number, or E-mail Address
Summons to Administrative Offices
Official Communications with the University

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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 Apartments
    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

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 Student and Scholar Services
        Sponsored Student Program
        SEVIS and Immigration Regulation Compliance
        Special Programs
        Mandatory Health Insurance
    English as a Second Language Services
        Classes for University graduate students
        Classes for everyone
    Study Abroad
        Exchange Programs
        Affiliated Studies
        Faculty-Led Programs
        Financial Assistance
    Transfer Credit Policies for Coursework from International Institutions

Student Government
Senate of College Councils
Graduate Student Assembly
Student Publications
Legal Services for Students
Office of the Ombudsperson

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
Student Parking

The Texas Exes

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6. Libraries and Other Academic Resources

The University Libraries
    The University of Texas Libraries
            Online Services
            Online Resources

            On-Site Services and Resources
                Library Classes and Tours
                Information and Research Help
                Computing facilities
                Student Microcomputer Facility (SMF)
                Copying and Printing Facilities
                Individual and Group Study Areas

                Perry-Castaneda Library
                Undergraduate Library
                Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
                Science Libraries
                Fine Arts and Architecture Libraries
                Other Units

            Information for Borrowers
                Loan Periods
                Borrower Responsibilities
                Fines and Fees for Overdue Materials
                Charges for Lost or Damaged Materials
                Library Cards for Non-University Borrowers

    Center for American History
    Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
    Joseph D. Jamail Center for Legal Research: Tarlton Law Library

Other Libraries in Austin
The University of Texas McDonald Observatory at Mount Locke
Texas Memorial Museum
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
            Training Programs
            UT Direct
        Technical Support
            On-Site Support
            Staff Technical Position and Contract Programming
            Web Publishing Support

    Other Providers of Information Technology Resources
        Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment
        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

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Appendix A Residency Regulations

Appendix B Official Extracurricular Student 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

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

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Statistical Summaries
The degrees offered by the University, with the numer of each degree conferred in 2003-2004 and since 1884; enrollment totals in 2003-2004 and since 1883.

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General Information | 2005-2006  


    Office of the Registrar     University of Texas at Austin copyright 2005
    Official Publications 16 Aug 2005