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Uniform Admission Policy

Uniform Admission Policy - Freshman

Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809 (State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy) requires that all students meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible for consideration at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution.

  • Successfully complete the recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them; or
  • Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs; or
  • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment
Test Format College Readiness Benchmark
SAT 1500 out of 2400 (Verbal + Math + Writing)
New SAT 1090 out of 1600 (560 ERWS + MSS)
ACT   18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 23 Science

Exemptions from the Policy

To claim an exemption from the Policy, students must submit one of the two Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board exemption forms completed by the high school counselor or other school official in addition to all other required credentials for admission by the freshman admissions priority deadline. The forms found at the link below can be printed and submitted via the instructions on either two forms.


  • Office of Admissions

    Phone: 281-283-2500
    Fax: 281-283-2522

    SSCB 1.101
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 13
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours:
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.