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Texas Recommended and Distinguished Program

In order to attend a four-year public institution like Texas State University, the State of Texas requires that students graduate high school with the following standards:

State of Texas Uniform Admissions Standards

Per state law, TEC 51.803-51.809, Uniform Admissions Standards (UAS) require that all students meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible for consideration for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution:

  • Successfully complete the Foundation (HB5), Foundation with Endorsements (HB5), Distinguished Achievement (HB5), Minimum (UAP), Recommended (UAP) or Distinguished (UAP) high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them; or
  • Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the Foundation, Foundation with Endorsements, Distinguished Achievement, Minimum (UAP), Recommended or Advanced (Distinguished Achievement) high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs; or
  • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment

SAT - 1500 out of 2400

ACT - 18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 23 Science

*Equivalencies must be documented by the students' high school. These forms can be found at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/