Students who graduate with a grade point average in the top of their high school graduating class may be eligible for certain privileges when applying to college. 

    In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §51.803, a student is eligible for automatic admission to a Texas college or university as an undergraduate student if the applicant earned a grade point average in the top 10 percent of the student's high school graduating class, or the top 7 percent of eligible 2018 summer/fall freshman applicants for admission to the University of Texas at Austin, and the applicant:

    (1) Successfully completed the requirements for the Recommended High School Program (RHSP) or the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP);

    (2) Earned the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation High School Program; or

    (3) Satisfied ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT assessment or earned on the SAT assessment a score of at least 1,500 out of 2,400 or the equivalent.

    For more information regarding Texas' Uniform Admission Policy, click here.


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