Texas Uniform Admission Standards
Per state law, TEC 51.803-51.809, Uniform Admissions Standards (UAS) require all students must meet one of the following standards in order to be eligible for admission at a Texas four-year public institution:
- Successfully complete the Recommended or Distinguished High School Program or Foundation High School Program;
- Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent* in content and rigor to the recommended or advanced (distinguished) high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs;
- Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment:
- SAT: 1500 out of 2400 (Verbal + Math + Writing) taken before March 2016
- SAT: 480 (Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing) and 530 (Math) taken after March 2016
- ACT: 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 24 Science
*In order to claim curriculum equivalencies for a student applicant, the high school counselor or other school official must complete one of the two Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board exemption forms and attach the completed certification to the student’s high school transcript or diploma prior to submission to the admissions office.
What Are the Application Deadlines?
- Fall: August 3
- Spring: January 5
- Summer I: May 11
- Summer II: June 22