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COVID-19 Admission Standards

These admission standards will be effective for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 terms.

We have adjusted our admissions standards so that every applicant will be evaluated first on our current standards and then by our COVID-19 standards.  The COVID-19 standards allow all applicants with a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale to be admitted and all applicants who are in the top 30% of their graduating class to be admitted.  Students who are missing their ACT or SAT scores, that do not meet either set of standards, and have a high school transcript on file will be sent to a review board.  The review board will holistically review the students file and make a determination for admission. If a student is admitted from a holistic review, they will be admitted to the Eagle Access Alternative Admissions Program. We will waive the requirement for students to submit ACT or SAT scores from this point forward unless the student discloses they have indeed tested. 


Freshman students will also be required to submit:

  • Proof they have had the Bacterial Meningitis immunization within the last five years
  • Official college transcripts from dual credit or concurrent enrollment courses
  • Official high school transcript with graduation date
  • Official ACT/SAT scores (if applicable, see above)
  • Proof they satisfied the Texas Success Initiative

More information on the Eagle Access Alternative Admission


Undergraduate Denied Admissions Appeal

Undergraduate students that do not meet either our regular or alternative admissions standards have the opportunity to appeal their denied admission decision.  All appeals must be complete; incomplete submissions will not be processed or sent to the admissions appeal committee. 


Admissions Appeal


FAQ about Admissions Appeals

Who can appeal: Any undergraduate student that has been denied admission to the university.

How do I appeal: The applicant must submit their appeal in writing via the online form. All supporting documentation must be included in its entirety to be considered. When you sign the online form you are not only agreeing to the terms of the appeal but also you are affirming all information required is attached. INCOMPLETE APPEALS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

When should I appeal: You may appeal your admission decision immediately after we have denied you admission to the university and you have been notified of that decision. All applicants will be notified by US mail. Your completed appeal must be received 15 business days before the first day of class.

What should I add to my appeal:
  • Letter of appeal detailing
    • Any new academic or personal information pertaining to your appeal
    • Any extenuating circumstances (e.g. hospitalization, military service, family crisis, hardship)
    • Reason for reconsideration
    • Information that clearly shows the student to be better prepared for success at the University level.
  • Any supporting documentation that substantiates your appeal
  • Letter of Recommendation (Optional)

How long will it take to learn the outcome of my appeal: Your completed appeal will be processed within 10 business days after it has been received. The process may include a face-to-face meeting with a Dean or Dean’s designee.

Important Information:

  • Documentation must show verifiable evidence supporting the justification for the appeal.
  • The appeal process is limited to admission to the university only; it does not guarantee admission to a particular program of study.
  • All students whose appeal is approved will be admitted on probation and will be required to sign a Learning Contract. If the student fails to achieve an institutional GPA of 2.0 or higher at the end of the first semester, the student will be placed on academic suspension for a period of one year and will be ineligible to re-enroll until such time period has lapsed.
  • This is an academic appeal ONLY and approval of an academic appeal does not guarantee that the student will be eligible to receive financial aid. Financial aid appeals are considered separately from academic appeals
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