Freshmen are applicants who have not graduated from high school or earned a GED. Students who are completing dual-credit college coursework while enrolled in high school are considered for freshmen admission.
Texas Law offers eligible freshman applicants who graduate in the top of their high school class automatic admission to public colleges and universities. Students who apply to The University of Texas at Austin, however, are not necessarily guaranteed admission to their major. In order to ensure prospective College of Natural Science students are prepared for the rigor of math and science degrees, all students are reviewed for admission.
Students in the College of Natural Sciences are connected by a desire to explore and discover the world. We learn by doing. Just as one might learn to play the violin by practicing, discoveries in science are made by trying things out in science and math. The process of discovery leads to advances in health care, new technologies, and a deeper knowledge about life itself. We are innovators. We learn to ask questions and solve problems – skills that can change our understanding of nature and better the society in which we live.
Creative thinking, problem solving, and discipline are just a few characteristics of strong Natural Sciences students. Applicants may utlilize all aspects of the admissions application to demonstrate these and other attributes including:
Strong mathematics preparation is also critical for our students. Our most successful students are prepared to begin math at the calculus level during their freshman year at UT Austin. In the admissions application process, math preparation for freshman applicants is often demonstrated by performance on the SAT or ACT and in math courses.
To be considered for the College of Natural Sciences, select a Natural Sciences major on your Apply Texas application. All admissions materials and processes are managed by the university's Office of Admissions.
More information about application requirements, admissions process and deadlines, applying for honors, scholarships, and housing is available on the Office of Admissions Be A Longhorn website.
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