Friday, November 13, 2009

University of Texas (Austin): iPhone Applications and Admission Deadlines

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High School Seniors: If you are planning on applying to University of Texas - Austin for the Fall 2010 class, you have 1 month left to get your transcript, resume, essays (2), optional recommendation letters, high school profile, test scores, and your overall application into the admissions office. DECEMBER 15, 2009 DEADLINE

Starting with 2009 applicants,* The University of Texas at Austin implemented some changes to its summer/fall deadlines for freshman admission. Here are the expected deadline shifts for the next couple of years:

Applicants to Summer/Fall 2010
» December 15, 2009
Applicants to Summer/Fall 2011
» December 1, 2010

* The summer/fall 2009 application deadline was January 15, 2009.
The deadline changes are planned to allow the Office of Admissions to make admission decisions earlier in the spring of an applicant’s senior year. The February 1 deadline, which had been in place for years, often meant that applicants had to wait for their admission decisions until late March or even April 1. Earlier decisions will mean that students are able to begin their post-admission, enrollment planning earlier.

Remember also that UT does not combine test score sittings. They look at your overall BEST test session for the ACT or SAT. They do not require SAT II scores. You can look at the college board site to see which other schools on your list look at the overall best test date and do not combine test score sittings.

You can view score-use practices by college/university by visiting College Board's College Search website. Select an institute of interest, and then go to the SAT®, AP®, CLEP® icon (under each institution) for score-use practice information.

Additionally, you can download the SAT Score-Use Practices List (.pdf/1.8MB), which provides an alphabetical listing of score-use practices of colleges and scholarship programs which have submitted score-use practices as of July 2009.


5 Virtually FREE iPhone Applications for College Students at the University of  Texas - Austin

If you are fortunate enough to secure a spot at the University of Texas - Austin, here are some iPhone applications that will make your life easier and more fun as you adapt to college life.

#1 HookEm (FREE)
University of Texas fans will get the latest information, news, and scores on football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball with this app. It also includes chants such as, "Play Texas Fight", "The Eyes of Texas", and "The Yellow Rose of Texas".

#2 University of Texas Directory  ($.99)
The Texas Directory application provides a seamless way to find your friends and contacts at the University of Texas at Austin. With this application, you can search for any student or faculty member at UT by name, phone number, office location or email.

#3 University of Texas Blackboard (FREE)

This app offers students, faculty, and campus personnel a variety of features including the ability to use an interactive campus map, browse the university’s catalog, and watch campus related content on YouTube and iTunes.

#4 Austin Traffic ($4.99)
Want to find out what the commute will be like for school? The traffic app for Austin gives you real time traffic reporting in the Austin, TX area. Use this app to help decide if you want to blow off class for the day or hang out a little longer at happy hour before returning back to your apartment. If you are stuck in an unexpected traffic jam, it's easy to launch and quickly see if there is an accident or traffic jam ahead.

#5 CraigsPro: Craigslist (Austin) (FREE)  
Use this app to search for jobs in Austin, post or search the classifieds, browse concerts and events,  or get used furniture for your new apartment or dorm room. You can bookmark your favorite searches, email listing to friends and call numbers directly from listings. You can view pictures enlarged to get a better idea of what you are actually negotiating for.

AUTHOR INFO: Suggestions by April Lentini from San Antonio Apartment Guide and Lauren Kahn of Lone Star Ed Consulting.

Information and Links provided below from "College Times"
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It is not too late to jump start your college planning process. The information was provided by Lauren Kahn, CEO of Lone Star Ed Consulting. If you would like more information about Lone Star Ed Consulting's college planning services, please e-mail Lauren Kahn or call her at 512-294-6608. You can also view LSEDC's brochure here.

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