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Texas Uniform Admissions Policy

Top 10% Rule

Top 25% Admission

Students who graduate in the top 10% of their class at a recognized public or private high school in Texas (or one operated by the U.S. Department of Defense) may qualify for automatic admission to public universities* in Texas through the Top 10% Rule. 

Some public universities will automatically accept students who graduate in the top 25% of their class. Others require specific ACT or SAT scores in addition to graduating in the top 25%.

*Except UT Austin. Click here.

Check the Admissions page of a particular institution for specifics.

Other requirements:

  • Be a Texas resident or eligible for resident tuition. 

  • All required documents must be received by the institution by the application deadline

  • Enroll in college no more than two years after graduating from high school

Click here for a list of public universities in Texas

For more on automatic admission

visit College For All Texans

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Fit: How your academic profile fits the college or university

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Match: How the college or university matches your needs
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • TSI Scores
  • What classes you took in high school
  • Do they have the subject you want to study?
  • What kind of sports/clubs/events do they have?
  • Where is it?
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