Degree holders. Students who have obtained a degree at another college or university but are interested in working toward an undergraduate degree at UT Austin must apply for undergraduate transfer admission in the same way as students who have not yet earned a degree.
Additional situations requiring application for transfer. UT Austin graduate students who are interested in taking undergraduate courses but who have never attended UT Austin as an undergraduate must apply for undergraduate transfer admission. The same is true for students who have taken only correspondence or extension courses at UT Austin as well as students who have taken only summer courses when enrolled as a transient student.
This policy applies only to one student from each affected graduating class with at least two or more students. The affected high school must report the student’s rank in the manner required for automatic admission; all other policies relating to the freshman application process and automatic admission apply.
Admission and small high school classes: In keeping with the spirit of the state’s automatic admission law, UT Austin offers admission to the top student from a Texas high school graduating class when the size of the class makes it mathematically impossible for any student to obtain the rank needed for automatic admission. For example, the top student in a class of 14 would have a rank of 1/14, a rank that would place the student in the top 8% of the graduating class. In such a case, UT Austin admits the top student even if the rank needed for automatic admission in a given year is top 7%.
Applicants not eligible for automatic admission. To be considered for freshman admission, applicants who are not eligible for consideration under the provisions of section 51.803 of the Texas Education Code must normally have graduated from or be on track to graduate from high school and have met the high school preparation requirements.
To be eligible to apply for freshman admission, a Texas public high school applicant must also be on track to graduate under the high school coursework requirements defined in the state’s . Private high school applicants and applicants from Department of Defense schools must be on track to complete coursework that is equal in content and rigor to the requirements in the Uniform Admission Policy. See Admission Decisions below for information about requirements for automatic admission.
All students are conditionally admitted for the first six (6) hours and may complete the admissions process while enrolled in these hours. However, students must submit all official undergraduate transcripts to the graduate school before being granted conditional admittance status.
Admissions committees study your and examine your overall GPA as well as the GPA for the courses relevant to the programs to which you're applying (e.g., GPA in science and math courses for applicants to and in the sciences). Ensure that you're taking the right courses for the graduate program to which you plan to apply.Admissions committees also understand that applicants' grade point averages often can't be meaningfully compared.
NOTE: Applicants who have not graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from a program that includes an historical methods and/or senior seminar course(s) will be required to demonstrate critical reading, interpretive and writing skills by submitting a two to three (2-3) page typed essay over a topic provided by the history graduate adviser
Generally, most require minimum GPAs of 3.0 or 3.3, and most require minimum GPAs of 3.3 or 3.5. Usually this minimum is necessary, but not sufficient, for admission. That is, your GPA can keep the door from shutting in your face but many other factors come to play in getting accepted to graduate school and your GPA usually won't guarantee admission, no matter how good it is. Not all grades are the same, though.
No specific class rank, test score, or other qualification by itself—other than automatic admission based on section 51.803 of the Texas Education Code or admission for top students from small Texas high school graduating classes—ensures admission.
In addition to graduating under the coursework requirements found in the state’s , to be eligible for automatic admission, applicants from Texas public high schools must complete the Foundation High School Program with the Distinguished Level of Achievement. High school coursework exemptions are available for applicants who may be eligible for automatic admission and who attend private high schools in Texas or Department of Defense high schools. Available exemptions are based on achieving certain benchmarks on either the SAT or the ACT or completing high school coursework that is equal in content and rigor to the state’s high school graduation requirements.
For information on EECS, please visit our web page: . The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department does NOT require GRE scores for admission purposes. Admission is determined by GPA (Grade Point Average) although there is not an official cut-off, letters of recommendation (we need three of them) and a "Statement of Purpose" in which you write an essay detailing your research interests. A very strong background in math, physics, engineering, or computer science is a necessity. Admission for the limited number of openings is extremely competitive and each year we are forced to turn down hundreds of applicants with excellent credentials. Since we do not have a terminal Master’s program in EECS, everyone must apply for PhD. Applicants who gain admission pursue the Master’s degree on the way to the PhD. If a student already has a Master’s from another school, there is no need to do another Master’s degree here at MIT.