September 19, 2014
TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
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.
The University has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible 2016 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 this policy, please contact Dr. David Laude, Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment and Graduation Management at The University of Texas at Austin at
Commissioner of Education
Attachment – Notification Letter from The University of Texas at Austin President William Powers