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State Adjusts UT Admissions Policy to 'Top 7 Percent'

Beginning with the Class of 2014, the University of Texas at Austin will adjust its admissions standards to automatically admit all eligible freshman applicants who rank within the top 7 percent of their high school graduating classes.

The new policy adjusted what has been a top-ten-percent rule. The 81st Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 175 allowing the UT-Austin to limit its automatic admission to 75 percent of the university's enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students.

The university had determined that admitting students in the top 7 percent of high school graduating classes will fill 75 percent of available spaces with remaining spaces being filled through holistic review.

Please visit the Texas Education Agency's Web site for additional for information about Automatic College Admission.