For your information Terms & Definitions
Recognition of an educational institution by an official agency, association, or ministry of education as maintaining standards that qualify the graduates for consideration for admission to higher or more specialized institutions.
ACT Assessment (ACT)
An examination used by the University to assist in determining admissibility of undergraduate students. Information may be obtained by writing the American College Testing Program, P. O. Box 414, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A. 52243.
A student who has been offered admission to the University by the Office of Admissions.
All items that are required to be submitted with the application for admission to the University.
A student actively seeking a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree.
Enrollment for a minimum of twelve semester credit hours for undergraduate students or nine semester credit hours for graduate students each semester in the long session (fall and spring).
Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
An examination used by the university to assist in determining admissibility to the Graduate School of Business. Information may be obtained by writing the Educational Testing Service, Box 966-R, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 08541.
Graduate Records Examinations (GRE)
The General Test of the GRE is an examination used by the University to assist in determining admissibility of graduate applicants. Information may be obtained by writing the Educational Testing Service, Box 955, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 08541.
The educational sequence immediately following completion of the bachelor's degree.
Any registered student or applicant who is not a citizen or permanent resident alien of the United States of America.
Prescribed or recognized as authorized; when used in the admission process (such as “official transcripts”), the term refers to mark sheets, transcripts, or records of national examination results which have been duly sealed and certified as original and valid by the originating educational institution or office.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
An examination used by the University to assist in determining admissibility of undergraduate students. Information may be obtained by writing the College Board ATP, Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 08541.
Generally refers to the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth years of formal education, preceding entry into a college or university.
Semester Credit Hours
A quantitative measure of coursework. Generally, a student earns three semester hours of credit upon successful completion of a course meeting three hours a week during one long-semester (fall or spring).
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
An examination used by the University in determining English proficiency. Information may be obtained by writing the Educational Testing Service, TOEFL/TSE Services, P. O. Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 08541.
A mark sheet; a complete record of academic work, i.e., all subjects taken and grades or marks secured in each subject, including failures, if any.
Undergraduate academic coursework completed at an accredited post-secondary institution that is recognized by the University as being commensurate with the educational expectations of UT Austin.
The educational sequence immediately following completion of secondary school and leading to a bachelor's degree.