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TEA Correspondence

A Microsoft Word version of this letter is available for download and PRINTING.


September 29, 2009


Subject:  The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy

Senate Bill 175, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature, allows The University of Texas at Austin to limit automatic admission to 75 percent of the university’s enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students beginning with admissions for the 2011-12 academic year.

The University has determined that they will automatically admit all eligible 2011 summer/fall freshman applicants who rank within the top 8% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review. A letter from University President William Powers, Jr. is attached to this correspondence.

This information should be shared with all high school junior-level students and their parents.

If you have questions regarding the new policy, please contact Dr. Kedra Ishop, Vice Provost and Director of Admissions at The University of Texas at Austin, at
(512) 475-7399.



Robert Scott
Commissioner of Education



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