Applying for College
ApplyTexas is a centralized web portal for prospective students from Texas and other states to apply for admission to Texas higher education institutions. The purpose of the program is to allow students to complete one application and submit it to multiple institutions of higher education.
You may qualify for automatic admission to many public universities in Texas through the Top 10% Rule. To meet the requirements, you must graduate in the top 10% of your class at a recognized public or private high school in Texas or a high school operated by the U.S. Department of Defense and be a Texas resident or eligible to pay resident tuition. This rule has been modified for The University of Texas at Austin please see UT Austin Admissions for the most recent admissions information.
Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)
The TSIA is a test designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics.
- Student Informational Brochure [PDF]
- Test Overview [PDF]
- WritePlacer Sample Essays [PDF]
- Sample Test Questions [PDF]