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Texas Automatic Admission?

Hey guys, I'm a junior in Texas, and I've heard about the automatic admission to state schools if you're in the top 10% of your class. Can someone clarify how this works, and does it apply to all state schools?

7 months ago

Hey there! You're on the right track. In Texas, there's a policy called the 'Top 10% Rule,' which guarantees automatic admission to state-funded public universities for students graduating in the top 10% of their class. This rule aims to increase diversity and provide equal opportunities to students from different backgrounds.

However, there's one major exception: the University of Texas at Austin. Due to the large number of high-achieving students applying to UT Austin, they've made adjustments to the percentage. For the 2023-2024 application cycle, the automatic admission cutoff is the top 6%. This means that if you're in the top 6% of your class, you'll be automatically admitted to UT Austin.

Other state universities such as Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and the University of Houston follow the 10% rule. Keep in mind that while you're guaranteed admission, you may not be guaranteed your preferred major. It's still important to maintain strong grades, extracurricular involvement, and write a compelling application to secure your dream major.

Hope this helps! Good luck with your college journey!

7 months ago

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