November 1, 2012
TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
Subject: The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy (Senate Bill 175)
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 2014 summer/fall freshman applicants who rank within the top 7% 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. Kedra Ishop, Vice Provost and Director of Admissions at The University of Texas at Austin at (512) 475-7399.
Michael L. Williams
Commissioner of Education