Texas Education Code - Section 51.931. Right To An Academic Fresh Start
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Section: 51.9245 51.925 51.926 51.927 51.928 51.929 51.930 51.931 51.932 51.9325 51.933 51.9335 51.934 51.935 51.9355
§ 51.931. RIGHT TO AN ACADEMIC FRESH START. (a) This
section applies to any public institution of higher education as
defined in Section 61.003 of this code.
(b) Unless otherwise prohibited by law, a resident of this
state is entitled to apply for admission to and enroll as an
undergraduate student in any public institution of higher education
under this section.
(c) If an applicant elects to seek admission under this
section, a public institution of higher education, in considering
the applicant for admission, shall not consider 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 makes the election to apply under this
section and is admitted as a student may not receive any course
credit for courses undertaken 10 or more years prior to enrollment
under this section.
(d) If a student who enrolls under this section completes a
prescribed course of study, earns a baccalaureate degree, and
applies for admission to a postgraduate or professional program
offered by a public institution of higher education, the
institution, in considering the applicant for admission into the
postgraduate or professional program, shall consider only the grade
point average of the applicant established by the course work
completed after enrollment under this section, along with any other
criteria the institution uses in evaluating applicants for
admission into the postgraduate or professional program.
(e) Nothing in this section prohibits a public institution
of higher education from applying standard admissions criteria
generally applicable to persons seeking admission to the
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 724, § 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1993.
Renumbered from V.T.C.A., Education Code § 51.929 by Acts 1995,
74th Leg., ch. 76, § 17.01(7), eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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