Chapter 61. School Districts
Subchapter JJ. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Automatic College Admission


§61.1201. Notification of Automatic College Admission and Curriculum Requirements for Financial Aid.

(a) In accordance with the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.026, a school district or open-enrollment charter school shall provide each student, at the time the student first registers for one or more classes required for high school graduation, with a written notification of the substance of the TEC, §51.803, concerning automatic college admission, the curriculum requirements for financial aid under TEC, Title 3, and the benefits of completing the requirements for automatic admission and financial aid.

(1) The notification form to be used by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools, entitled "Explanation of Automatic College Admission and Curriculum Requirements for Financial Aid for High School Students," is provided in this paragraph.

Figure: 19 TAC §61.1201(a)(1)

(2) A school district or open-enrollment charter school shall obtain written acknowledgement of receipt of the notification from each eligible student and the student's parent or guardian.

(3) The notification form under subsection (a)(1) of this section must be signed by the student's school counselor in addition to being signed by the student and the student's parent or guardian.

(b) Not later than the 14th day after the last day of classes for the fall semester or an equivalent date in the case of a school operated on a year-round system, a school district or open-enrollment charter school shall provide each senior student eligible under the TEC, §51.803, each student enrolled in the junior year of high school who has a grade point average in the top ten percent of the student's high school class, and the student's parent or guardian with a written notification of the student's eligibility for automatic college admission. The written notification shall provide a detailed explanation in plain language of the substance of the TEC, §51.803, using the form developed by the Texas Education Agency.

(1) The notification form to be used by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools, entitled "Notification of Eligibility for Automatic College Admission," is provided in this paragraph.

Figure: 19 TAC §61.1201(b)(1)

(2) A school district shall obtain written acknowledgement of receipt of the notification from each eligible student and the student's parent or guardian.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this §61.1201 issued under the Texas Education Code, §28.026.

Source: The provisions of this §61.1201 adopted to be effective May 9, 2010, 35 TexReg 3495; amended to be effective February 14, 2018, 43 TexReg 762.


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