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  • Academic Fresh START Program
    (Texas Education Code, 51.931)

    An applicant for undergraduate admission who is a Texas resident may seek to enter the university under the Academic Fresh Start Program. After the applicant informs the Admissions Office in writing of this intention, the university will not consider in the admission decision any academic course work or grades earned 10 or more years prior to the starting date of the semester in which the applicant seeks to enroll. An applicant who chooses to apply under the Academic Fresh Start Program may not receive any course credit for courses taken 10 or more years prior to enrollment.

    The courses excluded for Academic Fresh Start purposes may not be counted toward a degree, may not be counted in the cumulative GPA calculation, may not be used to remove any existing high school deficiencies, and may not be used to meet prerequisite requirements. These courses and grades will remain on the studentís official UTEP academic transcript. A notation will be made on the studentís academic transcript indicating that portion of the record that is to be involved in computing requirements for graduation.

    Students with three or more semester credit hours or the equivalent awarded prior to fall semester, 1989, are exempt from the Texas Academic Skills Program regardless of any election pursuant to the "Academic Fresh Start" statute.

    The Academic Fresh Start Program Acknowledgment must be returned to the Admissions Office before the Document Due Date of the semester for which the student is applying.

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