Under the Automatic Admission policy (Texas Education Code §51.803), Texas students may be eligible for automatic admission to a state college or university as an undergraduate student if they meet certain criteria.
To qualify for automatic admission, a student must:
(1) earn a grade point average in the top 10 percent* of his/her high school graduating class,
(2) graduate from a Texas public or private high school (or, if the student is a Texas resident, from a high school operated by the U.S. Department of Defense),
(3) successfully complete the requirements for the Recommended High School Program (RHSP) or the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) (or the equivalent if enrolled in private school) or satisfy ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT college entrance exam or earn a score of at least 1,500 out of 2,400 on the SAT college entrance exam, and
(4) apply for admission to a state college or university within the first two school years after graduation from high school.
- Summer/Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 applicants: Top 8%
- Summer/Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 applicants: Top 7%