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If you have repeatedly dropped or withdrawn from courses or if you are taking courses that do not apply to the Core Curriculum or your major, they may have a negative impact when the application is reviewed. The college has identified the following 31 hours of coursework as transferable for all CEHD majors:.

Students specifically interested in Allied Health should complete both math courses with grades of "B" or better and at least two of the available science courses listed with grades of "B" or better. It is preferred that these students also maintain a minimum 3. Students in this program are encouraged to complete at least 24 hours of the science coursework prior to the 60 completed hours. Students should complete both math courses with grades of "B" or better and at least two of the available science courses listed with grades of "B" or better.

Kinesiology—Physical Education Teacher Certification. Applicants who are seeking transfer admission to this program should complete two lab sciences that meet TAMU Core Curriculum which could consist of the following science courses: Check with the Office of Admissions for specific courses that may meet this requirement.

For more information about admission to the College of Education and Human Development, please contact Casey Ricketts at cricketts tamu. Applicants should complete at least 24 hours of graded transferable coursework at the time of submitting their application, all with a grade of C or better. Transfer admission course requirements also vary by major. Successful applicants for undergraduate engineering degree programs in the College of Engineering will have completed all or most of the coursework listed before applying for transfer admission.

Prospective transfer students should review prospective student information accessed through the College of Engineering website for more information and details specific to each major. It is intended that applicants finish their calculus sequence, and not intended that applicants mix courses between two different calculus sequences.

Applicants are often admitted without this course, but it is recommended. Special attention is paid to performance on required math and science courses and to the essay portion of the application.

Fall and spring admission preferred. The College of Geosciences will consider second-choice majors. Overall, the College of Geosciences requires prospective transfer students to be in the process of completing a minimum of 24 hours from the list of courses provided here with a minimum overall GPA of 2.

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated successful completion of this body of coursework, to present evidence of success in a course in their selected major, and in the mathematics and science courses specified. The entire application submitted by transfer students is reviewed. Successful applicants include carefully written essays that demonstrate clarity of purpose and an advanced writing style. In the essay, applicants are advised to identify their intended major within the College of Geosciences and to describe why they are committing to study that subject.

Applicants who have special circumstances they wish to share are encouraged to address these within the body of the essay s , which are held in strict confidence. Applicants will be considered on their overall GPA on at least 24 hours of graded transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.

Applicants should complete the essay indicating why they are interested in admission into the selected major. Refer to this catalog for all electives in each curriculum.

For more information about majors, programs and curricular requirements, please refer to this catalog and the College of Liberal Arts website. Applicants should complete 24 hours, as appropriate to the choice of major, with a cumulative GPR of at least 3. Strength of schedule is a factor in determining admission. Applicants will not be admitted without the completion of the first two semesters of courses in their declared major with a grade of B or better.

The College of Science will consider second-choice majors. Students with 90 hours of college credit will not be considered for transfer admission. For more information, visit the College of Science website.

The transfer admission guidelines by major in the College of Science include:. A grade of B or better is required on all courses. Requirements also include a cumulative GPA of 3. Applicants should have a 3. No second-choice majors are considered. No summer admissions accepted. Transfer students with 45 or more hours completed at the time of application will be given preference in admission.

The transfer into Biomedical Sciences must occur before the student reaches 75 completed hours. All CBK courses should have a minimum grade of a "C". Any CBK courses transferred in from a community college must have a minimum grade of a "B". Readmits will require a 3. A Field of Study Curriculum is a set of courses that will satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in a specific academic area at a general academic teaching institution.

Transfer admission decisions are made through a competitive review process. Applicants are notified of the admission decision on a rolling basis throughout the application season. For those applicants requested to submit spring grades for fall consideration, decisions should be announced by early July.

An official transcript is required from every post-secondary institution attended including dual credit earned in high school even if the applicant did not earn credit, receive a course grade or the course is not transferable. The transfer of course credit will be determined by the Office of Admissions on a course-by-course basis.

Credit submitted for transfer must be on an official transcript received by the Office of Admissions from the Registrar of the institution where the credit was earned. Course content will be determined from the catalog description or the syllabus. The transferability of credit will be based on the criteria below. All criteria are intended to be considered together; for example, criteria 10 may be qualified by criteria 7. The following procedures shall be followed by public institutions of higher education in the resolution of transfer credit disputes involving lower-division courses:.

Credit will be given to students transferring from non-accredited public colleges in Texas for work completed with grades of C or better if they earn a grade point of 2. Transfer work from institutions that do not follow the United States educational system with instruction in English will be evaluated on an individual basis. A-level examinations with a grade of C or better will result in the award of transfer credit. We do not award credit for Baccalaureate II examinations.

Official credentials submitted directly from the Office of the Registrar and a listing of courses completed and grades awarded must accompany any request for transfer credit.

Credit will not be awarded from international institutions which are not academically accredited by the Ministry of Education or other appropriate authority in the home country. No English composition courses will be transferred from institutions located in non-English speaking countries. American history and American political science government courses will not transfer from foreign institutions.

Courses taken at language training centers or institutes are generally not awarded transfer credit. Credentials of all language training centers and institutes are carefully checked. State law Texas Education Code Section To receive credit, student veterans must submit proof of eligibility to the Office of Admissions. The Military Transcript Credit Appeal form shall be provided to the Office of Admissions with approval of the academic advisor and veteran.

Military Service Credits are irrevocable once awarded. Potential consequences should be identified and understood before a request is submitted. Students must consult their academic advisor for advice on the number of credits from military service that can be used in their degree program to avoid excessive credit accumulation and possible negative effects.

Students may apply a maximum of 30 semester hours of approved extension class work and correspondence study toward a degree. Testing Services is authorized to act as an agent to receive correspondence courses. Official academic records transcripts, marksheets, diplomas, etc. Records should include all courses taken in high school and every college or university the applicant has attended.

Official records require the original school seal or an original signature of a school official Registrar, Principal, Headmaster or Director of Student Records, Controller of Examinations, or the Ministry of Education. Examination results should be sent directly from the examination agency. Translations sent directly from the institution attended or from a recognized translator will be accepted.

Transcript evaluations from an evaluation service which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services are strongly recommended and will allow faster processing of files. For students enrolled in the United States, we will accept copies of official transcripts from other countries that are on file and verified by the U. Unofficial photocopies, fax copies and notarized copies of records, examination results or translations will not be accepted.

Uploaded transcripts and diplomas indicating graduation from secondary school final high school transcripts will not be accepted. These transcripts must be mailed. International applicants who are completing their education at an institution that is accredited by the U. However, these applicants must still meet international deadlines and testing requirements.

See item 2 below. International applicants who are completing their education at an institution that is not accredited by the U. If admitted, international students should review the International Student Services Channel, howdy. Additional information is available on the International Student Services website. There are a limited number of scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans available to international students, both in the admission process and throughout their enrollment.

This form must be resubmitted annually for continued consideration. Texas law allows a limited number of admitted applicants who are citizens of Mexico, and who can document financial need, to pay the same tuition as the residents of the State of Texas. For more information regarding how to apply for this scholarship, please refer to International Student Services website. For additional information regarding financial assistance and other scholarships available to International Students, please contact:.

Box College Station, TX financialaid tamu. If you were previously admitted but did not enroll and attend class through the official census date, you do not qualify as a readmit, and you must apply as either a freshman or transfer student. Priority is given to qualified applicants for their initial degree; therefore, post-baccalaureate undergraduate admission may be limited or may not be available.

See the Classification section of this catalog for the enrollment rights and privileges of this classification. Additional requirements to complete an undergraduate non-degree application:.

The College of Liberal Arts limits enrollment to summer only and the College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health does not allow non-degree seeking admission. Admission is considered for applicants who wish to attend summer only and present appropriate credentials for the level of specified coursework and apply within the processing period for the specific session.

Admission for this program is on a space-available basis. The applicant pool is competitive, and admission into this program is not guaranteed. This program provides a chance to further your knowledge in a subject you have completed in high school and earn valuable credit for graduation at both levels.

For example, if you are interested in Physics and you have completed all of the classes your high school offers, you may qualify to continue to study Physics at the college level. To be considered for this program, students must have completed all levels of related coursework offered at their high school. No summer classes are offered at this time.

All other admission requirements apply. Should a Fresh Start applicant be admitted, he or she will forfeit all credit earned prior to 10 years from the term of admission. Academic Fresh Start cannot be requested after an applicant is admitted or enrolled. Academic Fresh Start must be requested as part of the application process. Academic work done subsequent to ten years will be used in the evaluation of the applicant for admission.

If a student does not have coursework subsequent to ten years, he or she will be considered for admission based on the guidelines for new entering freshmen, which will require, among other things, an acceptable SAT or ACT score that has been completed within the past five years. Forfeited coursework cannot be considered as prerequisites but placement examinations are allowed for courses which were not considered for admission because of the Fresh Start Policy.

Once admitted on Academic Fresh Start, the applicant or student cannot subsequently request that the Fresh Start policy restrictions be removed. Students cannot be certified for courses they have successfully completed. Freshmen in General Engineering , Engineering at Galveston , Engineering at McAllen , or Engineering Academy programs have a common first year engineering curriculum to allow time for students to learn about the various engineering degree granting majors.

Students are encouraged to leverage additional resources, including the career center, faculty, and advisors to get even more information. Students must complete the following courses in at least two semesters before applying to an engineering major: Exceptions will be made as needed for students entering with credit for the required courses.

The entry-to-a-major process is designed for students to take ownership of their future by identifying at least three majors that are a good match for their career goals and academic performance.

The entry-to-a-major process is designed to place students in the highest rank major possible based upon capacity and student performance. Students are encouraged to be in a major as early as possible. Students in the Engineering Academy program must be in a major by the end of the fourth semester in engineering. Transfer students are admitted directly to a major degree granting program through the admissions process. Transfer students, who meet the University entrance requirements and who desire to enter a major field of study in the College of Architecture, will be admitted based on available space and current College of Architecture entrance criteria.

Following admission, all transfer students are placed on a 2. Deadlines for applications are as follows:. Students will be notified of action on their applications within 30 days of the deadline date. The college will admit the best-qualified applicants based on the number of spaces available in their program of choice. Students are encouraged to complete the freshman and sophomore sequence of courses as listed under Curriculum in Business.

Enrollment of Mays Business School students in junior- and senior-level business courses is limited to those who have been admitted to upper level also referred to as upper division in one of the seven BBA majors: The BBA accounting, business honors, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management upper-level entry requirements and application procedures are as follows:.

The Texas Success Initiative TSI was instituted to ensure that students enrolled in Texas public colleges and universities possess the necessary academic skills to perform effectively in college and to provide diagnostic information about reading, writing and mathematics skills of each student. All undergraduate students who did not meet one of the allowed exemptions must take the approved TSI Assessment test.

The hours for these courses will not count toward any degree program but may count toward determining full-time status. More information can be obtained from testing centers at most Texas public colleges and universities or by contacting:. All applicants will be considered using the following criteria. In addition, the applicant must be able to perform the essential functions required in the curriculum.

A grade point average GPA is computed based on all courses taken in college. The application deadline is January 5. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions encourages applicants to submit the online application forms by December 1. All materials related to the application must be received in the Office of Recruitment and Admissions by February 1. Processing of applications begins the year prior to entrance into the professional program and continues until the class is filled.

The applications are evaluated, and an invitation for an interview may be extended. It also provides an opportunity for the applicant to see the facility, meet with the Admissions Committee and to ask questions about the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene program.

All prospective students are encouraged to contact the college with questions regarding prerequisite courses or the program. You will need to print these forms and submit them with signatures through regular mail. For questions about the application process, please contact The Office of Recruitment and Admissions at or by email at admissions-dentistry tamhsc.

Course content will be determined by the catalog course description or course syllabus. There are three different tracks leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The traditional BSN track is for students seeking their first degree in college. The third option is an RN to BSN program for registered nurses who hold an associate degree in nursing. Prerequisite courses, which are the essential foundation for nursing, must be completed before entry into upper-division nursing courses through a competitive admission process.

The following documents are required for an application to be considered complete and eligible for review:. The most current information regarding application to nursing can be found on the College of Nursing CON website.

Applications must be received by the posted deadline. No late documents will be accepted. Admission to the college is competitive. At the time of application, students must be enrolled in or have completed all prerequisite course requirements which includes University Core Curriculum and nursing prerequisites. Admission offers may be made to students finalizing courses and will be contingent upon successful completion of all prerequisite requirements and students presenting a clear criminal background check and a negative drug screen.

Students transferring from out of state, from a private institution, those with an international degree or anyone with concerns about this requirement, please contact the Health Science Center Office of Student Affairs for further clarification. Students will not be considered for admission unless the required coursework will be completed by the time of enrollment.

In addition to each program's stated application requirements, applicants with foreign transcripts must also include an official World Education Services WES , Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. ECE transcript evaluation report listing course-by-course U.

These reports must be sent directly from the evaluation agency in the original sealed envelope to NursingCAS. Box , Watertown, MA If admitted to the College of Nursing, applicants with foreign transcripts must submit the native language transcript along with an official English translation. Students may wish to speak with an advisor and provide results of the evaluation to determine transfer credits. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency by the application deadline, which is satisfied by:.

Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. Tests should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure timely receipt and processing of results.

Box College Station, TX The unit serves as the center for credit by examination, placement testing and correspondence testing, as well as national standardized testing. Other services include publication of research reports about student characteristics and abilities, test validation studies and evaluation studies, scanning and scoring services, and student ratings of faculty.

Credit by examination is available to freshmen who plan to enter the University and to students who are currently enrolled. Information concerning credit by examination may be obtained from Testing Services , Please note these regulations concerning credit by examination: Examinations offered by the AP Program are administered during late spring by high schools.

Students usually take the examinations after completing Advanced Placement courses, although experience in an AP course is not required. Interested students should contact their high school counselors for information concerning registration and test sites. High school students and currently enrolled students should have the College Board forward their scores to Testing Services, institution code: Advanced Placement scores of entering freshmen are generally received in July.

Testing Services suggests visiting with your advisor before you accept credit. The following list includes all AP examinations currently accepted for credit. Students must consult their academic advisor for advice on the number of credits that can be used in their degree program to avoid excessive credit accumulation and possible negative effects.

Variable credits up to a maximum of 3 credit hours. For instructions on accepting AP credit, please visit our website. CLEP CBT tests are designed to evaluate nontraditional college-level education such as independent study, correspondence work, etc.

Only examination titles below are currently accepted. Enrolled undergraduate students and entering freshmen may receive DSST credit for the courses listed below. For more information about the test, please contact Testing Services. Students should contact Testing Services regarding their eligibility for course credit. Students should work with an academic advisor to determine the use of the IB credits in their individual degree plan and the impact accepting the credit may have upon tuition rebate eligibility, tuition charges for excessive total hours, and preparedness for sequential coursework based on IB test scores.

The evaluation of IB courses in order to identify the appropriate course credit is continuing and will be posted as it becomes available.

The following list includes all IB examinations currently accepted for credit. For instructions on accepting IB credit, please visit our website. The minimum score required is based on the recentered scale. Students who took tests before April 1, , should contact Testing Services to determine the minimum score required.

For instructions on accepting SAT Subject credit, please visit our website. Currently enrolled students can also take the exams throughout the year. Box College Station, TX graduate-admission tamu. Calendar Maps Contact Us. Application Information Both Texas resident and non-resident students can apply for undergraduate admission to any Texas Public University for freshman, transfer and international admission by using the ApplyTexas Application or Coalition Application.

Choice of major is not guaranteed. These applicants must submit all required credentials by the closing date in order to qualify for automatic admission. These applicants must submit all required credentials by the closing date to qualify for automatic admission.

Other Applicants Applicants not meeting the above requirements for automatic admission but who have met the state of Texas Uniform Admission Policy will have their complete application file reviewed in a holistic manner to make an admission decision.

Information for all Freshman Applicants All applicants should use the application questions and the essays to present their academic background and personal strengths as well as personal circumstances. Letters of recommendation are optional. Request a fee waiver when you apply for admission or submit the Request for Fee Waiver form using Document Upload. Box Austin, TX Do not send cash or personal checks.

Please keep your essay between words typically two to three paragraphs. What was the environment in which you were raised? Describe your family, home, neighborhood or community, and explain how it has shaped you as a person. Generally, you should plan to submit your essay in conjunction with your admissions application.

Answer three short answer prompts in your ApplyTexas or Coalition for College application. All applicants must submit three short answers responding to prompts in your admissions application. Answers are limited to no more than 40 lines, or about — words, typically the length of one paragraph. Art and Art History, Nursing, and Social Work require additional short answer questions of their applicants.

Please see major-specific items. If you could have any career, what would it be? This is an opportunity to describe your academic and future professional interests. How have your interests and experiences influenced your choice of majors or your plans to explore in college? Do you believe your academic record transcript information and test scores provide an accurate representation of you as a student? Why or why not?

Feel free to address anything you want the Office of Admissions to know about your academic record so that we can consider this information when we review your application. Leadership can be demonstrated by positions you hold as an officer in a club or organization, but other types of leadership are important too. Leaders can emerge in various situations at any given time, including outside of the school experience. Please share a brief description of the type of leadership qualities you possess, from school and non-school related experiences, including demonstrations of leadership in your job, your community, or within your family responsibilities, and then share how you hope to demonstrate leadership as a member of our campus community.

In words or less, please tell us about a meaningful way in which an artwork, or artist, has changed your life.

How has this prompted your ambitions for a life in the arts? Discuss the reasons you chose social work as your first-choice major and how a social work degree from UT Austin will prepare you for the future. You will be required to complete the short answer responses in order to complete and submit your admissions application.

Have your high school send us your official transcript s documenting all coursework undertaken during your high school career. Rank should be indicated as your numerical position out of the total number of students in the class. Applicants should submit transcripts indicating rank for the latest completed semester prior to the application deadline. If you attend a Texas public school, your transcript should indicate the high school diploma program you will be graduating under, as defined in the state's Uniform Admission Policy.

Official transcripts are required and must be sent directly to UT Austin by your high school. Please work with your high school to submit your official academic transcript.

Applicants who earned a GED must submit high school transcript s showing any coursework completed, along with a copy of the GED certificate. If you are an international applicant, you must submit documentation showing that you have completed an accredited secondary school series equivalent to that of a U.

Submit an official record or transcript mark sheet that shows all your secondary school work and grades or marks starting with ninth grade and continuing through at least the end of 11th grade. If the documents you are submitting are written in a language other than English, you must also submit complete and official English translations together with the original-language records.

If you have earned any college credit including dual credit while in high school, request that the college or university send official transcripts to UT Austin. You must report your entire academic record, including all college credit earned.

Such coursework must be detailed on your admissions application, and you must submit official transcripts documenting the coursework. Official transcripts must be sent directly to UT Austin by the college or university previously attended. An official report, directly from the testing agency, is required. When you ask the testing agency to send your scores, use the codes the agencies have designated for UT Austin:. We strongly encourage you to send us the results from all tests you take, as we will consider the strongest composite score submitted.

You are not required to submit SAT Subject Test scores as part of a complete application for admission. Some students may choose to submit these scores—for instance, home-schooled students may send them if they feel they reflect academic potential, or those hoping to earn course credit by examination may submit them for consideration after the application cycle is complete. The following materials may be required of some students where applicable.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at to speak with an admissions counselor. Meet the calculus readiness requirement , and demonstrate it by submitting an appropriate test score or transcript. Read more about completing Butler School of Music application requirements on its freshman or international admission webpages.

Economics or Environmental Science Geographical Sciences: Environmental Science Biological Sciences: Respond to a short-answer prompt in your admissions application. Be sure to regularly monitor MyStatus until your application is listed as complete, and complete any outstanding to-do items prior to application deadlines.

The permanent resident card requirement applies only to non-U. Most applicants don't need to submit the Student Information Form. MyStatus will prompt those who are required to complete the form. The Student Information Form is used to streamline our processes, allowing us to confirm that you meet our high school coursework requirements and move your application into review. Students who attend a Department of Defense high school who are not exempt based on test scores should also submit a form.

It will be used in determining qualification for automatic admission. If you believe you need to submit a coursework exemption form, do so using the Document Upload System , or you may use the system to ask someone to submit the form to us on your behalf. Track upload status by logging in to the Document Upload System. The ApplyTexas application will prompt those who indicate they meet these criteria to download the appropriate form.

Ask someone who knows you well to write a letter about your character and accomplishments. Letters of recommendation are appreciated but not required.

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ApplyTexas Essay Prompts A, B and C For inclusion in ApplyTexas applications for the cycle (Summer , Fall , and Spring - opening 8/1/16) Essay A: What was the environment in which you were raised? Describe your family, home, neighborhood, or.

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ApplyTexas, which handles the applications for the public universities in Texas, as well as many private colleges, has announced on its web site that they have all-new essay prompts for Fall These new ApplyTexas essays apply to students who would be starting as freshman in Fall , and applying to schools such as the University of Texas. The Apply Texas application system has three college essay prompts. ApplyTexas college essay prompts for class of are: Essay A: What was the environment in which you were raised? Describe your family, home, neighborhood, or community, and explain how it has shaped you as a person. Apply Texas College Essay Prompts for Class of

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apply texas prompts Essay A: What was the environment in which you were raised? Describe your family, home, neighborhood, or community, and explain how it has shaped you as a person. Both the ApplyTexas and the Coalition for College summer/fall applications open on August 1. The spring application opens no later than March 1. select the option to apply for freshman admission as an international applicant. All freshman applicants must submit a required essay, Topic A in ApplyTexas and the UT Austin Required Essay in.