State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy

If you attend a public high school in Texas you must submit a transcript that indicates that you will graduate under the state’s Recommended or Distinguished/Advanced high school programs as defined in the state’s Uniform Admissions Policy or a transcript that shows you will graduate under the state’s Foundation high school program. Students graduating under the Foundation program must show proof of the distinguished level of achievement to be eligible for top 10% automatic admission. 

If you attend an out-of-state high school or are a home schooled student, you are exempt from the Uniform Admission Policy.

If you attend a private high school in Texas (or a Department of Defense high school) you must claim an exemption to the state’s high school coursework requirements by one of the following methods:

1. Submit Official SAT/ACT Scores

To claim an exemption based on test scores, your official SAT score must be at least 480 for EBRW and 530 for Math or your official ACT scores must be at least 18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 23 Science.

2. Coursework ‘Equal in Content & Rigor’

Applicants who attend private Texas high schools may be exempt if they complete coursework that is “equal in content and rigor” to one of the state’s graduation programs. To claim an exemption under this option, submit an exemption form signed by an official representative of your school.

Details about this exemption are available on the appropriate exemption form.