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    Academic Fresh Start Program
    (Texas Education Code, Section 51.931)

    An applicant for undergraduate admission who is a Texas resident may elect to enter this institution pursuant to the Academic Fresh Start statute, Texas Education Code, §51.931. When the applicant informs the admissions office in writing of the election, the institution will not consider in the admissions decision any academic course credits or grades earned by the applicant 10 or more years prior to the starting date of the semester in which the applicant seeks to enroll. An applicant who elects to apply under this statute may not receive any course credit for courses taken 10 or more years prior to enrollment under the Academic Fresh Start statute.

    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 student's official UTEP academic transcript. A notation will be made on the student's 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.

    An applicant who has earned a baccalaureate degree under the Academic Fresh Start statute, Texas Education Code, §51.931, and applies for admission to a postgraduate or professional program will be evaluated on only the grade point average of the course of work completed for that baccalaureate degree and the other criteria stated herein for admission to the postgraduate or professional program. The Academic Fresh Start Acknowledgement must be returned to the Admissions Office or Graduate School before the Document Due Date of the semester for which the student is applying.


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