Attention LHS Juniors - University of Texas to change admissions policy

September 29, 2015


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 2017 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 Gregory L. Fenves 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. Ben Corpus, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at The University of Texas at Austin at
(512) 475-7326.


 Michael Williams
Commissioner of Education

Posted on October 1, 2015 and filed under Announcements.