Admission and Registration


Admission and readmission of undergraduate students to the University is the responsibility of the director of admissions. Information about admission to the University is given in the General Information Catalog.  

Admission Policies of the School

Freshman Admission

Applicants should use the ApplyTexas online application and select the Public Affairs major listed in the LBJ School of Public Affairs as a first-choice major.

External Transfer Admission

Students who wish to transfer to the University from another college or university must apply to the Office of Admissions as described in the General Information Catalog. 

Internal Transfer Admission

A University student who wants to transfer as a Public Affairs major must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of at least 12 semester hours of coursework in residence at the University. Credit earned by exam, correspondence, and extension may not be counted toward this requirement. 

  2. Completion of at most five long semesters, cumulative, including transfer work. Students with four or more semesters in transfer credit may only apply in their first semester.

  3. A cumulative in-residence grade point average of at least 3.00.

  4. Compelling statement of interest in the major touching on academic and extracurricular preparation.


The General Information Catalog gives information about registration, adding and dropping courses, transfer from one division of the University to another, and auditing a course. The Course Schedule, published before registration each semester, includes registration instructions, advising locations, and the times, places, and instructors of classes. The Course Schedule and General Information Catalog are published on the registrar’s website.