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  1. Ahhh I found it- it's in the TEC : (a-1) Beginning with admissions for the 2011-2012 academic year, The University of Texas at Austin is not required to offer admission to applicants who qualify for automatic admission under Subsection (a) in excess of the number required to fill 75 percent of the university's enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students in an academic year. If the number of applicants who qualify for automatic admission to The University of Texas at Austin under Subsection (a) for an academic year exceeds 75 percent of the university's enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students for that academic year, the university may elect to offer admission to those applicants as provided by this subsection and not as otherwise required by Subsection (a). If the university elects to offer admission under this subsection, the university shall offer admission to those applicants by percentile rank according to high school graduating class standing based on grade point average, beginning with the top percentile rank, until the applicants qualified under Subsection (a) have been offered admission in the number estimated in good faith by the university as sufficient to fill 75 percent of the university's enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students, except that the university must offer admission to all applicants with the same percentile rank. After the applicants qualified for automatic admission under Subsection (a) have been offered admission under this subsection in the number estimated in good faith as sufficient to fill 75 percent of the designated enrollment capacity described by this subsection, the university shall consider any remaining applicants qualified for automatic admission under Subsection (a) in the same manner as other applicants for admission as first-time undergraduate students in accordance with Section 51.805.
  2. Apparently UT doesn't follow the same auto admit guidelines as other schools in texas and I think I had read about that somewhere else. (I will try to find where and return to this post. ) on the other hand, Tech admission provided me with a form titled "Texas Private High School Certification Admission to a Texas Public University" TPHSC Form-3. (Edited: found the link for this form-- http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/8997.PDF?CFID=74642329&CFTOKEN=35308719 I believe it's worth reading for Texas people. My children haven't decided where they want to attend but I'm keeping this handy as it applies, I believe after reading it, to the majority of universities.
  3. We haven't used them yet either but are looking at them primarily for the courses we plan to CLEP
  4. Thanks so much for this post! I'm glad someone can vouch for the teacher for sure as I'm looking at it as well
  5. I sure wish there was a way to reveal this provider/teacher to all of us! I'd also like to know who your experience was with London. My younger child took a course that we ended up dropping bc the instructor was much like y'all are describing but it would be super frustrating if I signed up my oldest for a similar course that we were relying on for credit and then had such an experience. OP and London please send me a message with your instructor info bc I'd like to avoid it at all costs! Thanks!
  6. Hmm..so maybe a mix? Macro w PAH and Micro on our own-maybe Thinkwell? His intended major will need both credits
  7. Finishing up schedules for next year. Whew! Wondering if a lot of people take AP Macro through PAH but not Micro? And if so, if there is a reason. Or do you recommend taking both through PAH? If you do Micro on your own, is there a link to some ideas for which curriculum you use? And do you go through the process of getting it approved for AP or just take the test?
  8. Thanks Tsuga- yes I see it as a HUGE disadvantage being considered in the top 25%. I'd much rather they look at the courses he took and even interview him in order to give him a better shot. So at this point I'm viewing AP courses as being only advantageous in obtaining credit or prepping for the college level work.
  9. We did Spanish that was very traditional for Span I, which means it resulted in a lot of knowledge about conjugating verbs and writing in Spanish but not a lot of speaking ability. We then switched to Homeschool Spanish Academy in order to master being able to converse in Spanish. It has been wonderful! I'll say there isn't a TON of writing but a good balance of homework assignments and practice for the 50 minute sessions of pure speaking. So, I think it depends on what your goal is for Spanish 3. Do you want traditional or do you want to focus on speaking?
  10. To answer your question bctnln1059- the College I had spoken to that particular day was, in fact, Texas A&M College Station. The admissions officer I spoke to told me "since GPA doesn't matter (since your child is homeschooled) it won't matter if you have AP or CLEP credit." I then asked what exactly are they looking for/at. To which he responded, we look at homeschoolers as being in the top 25% (of their 'school/graduating class') and then look at SAT scores and extracurricular activities.
  11. I, too, would like my children to pursue merit aid. And I do feel that the APs prep them for the work ahead that they will find at the college level. I'm just super surprised that it would not make a difference in admission for a child who is applying to some of the bigger colleges in the state. No, they aren't applying to Harvard or Yale or anything of that sort, but intend to go to one of the bigger universities in our area.
  12. I had full intention of packing on those AP courses to both of my children's schedule. However, the last few college admission counselors I have spoken to, are starting to make me question this. According to them, since we homeschool, they will consider the student in the top 25% and then look at their SAT and extracurricular activities. So, is it worth having them do the AP courses? Or would we be saving ourselves headache/stress by taking either the AP or CLEP exam after regular coursework. I'm just so flabbergasted that none of that matters. :confused1:
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