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Now that you have been admitted to the University of Texas and College of Natural Sciences, you are required to complete the following steps to College Readiness:

13 Rules to Succeed:

Advice on why your first day at college is so important, how to get to know your classmates and more from Dr. David Laude, Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment and Graduation Management.

Listen to Dr. Laude's advice 

 

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Operating System

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Screen Resolution

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Any 

Browsers

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Firefox 10+ 

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Firefox 10+ 

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Demonstrate your abilities in Math and Chemistry.

 

A Math (UTMA) and Chemistry (ALEKS) assessment are required at The University of Texas at Austin to ensure that students enroll in courses that best fit their abilities and degree requirements.


UT Math Assessment (UTMA)

 

All new, incoming freshman students admitted into The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) are required to purchase the Math Readiness Package.  

 

REGARDLESS OF POSSIBLE TRANSFERRED CREDITS, Every new, incoming CNS student is required to purchase the Math Readiness Package and take the UTMA

 

CNS students are not exempt as we use the UTMA for advising for other Math and Science courses including Chemistry and Physics. 


The Math Readiness Package includes a warm up assessment, learning modules, and access to the online proctored UT Math Assessment. 


Non-CNS students are exempt if they are a new, incoming freshman AND:

  • Have AP or IB test scores sufficient to claim credit for first semester calculus.
  • Scored 30 or higher on the ACT Math, or 670 or higher on the SAT Quantitative within the past year*.
  • Have credit for M 305G (Preparation for Calculus) with a B- or higher.

*May 1, 2020 until present


 

DO I NEED TO TAKE THE UTMA?

 

College of Natural Sciences

Yes.* 

CNS students are not exempt as we use the UTMA for advising for other Math and Science courses including Chemistry and Physics. 

 

*International exchange students/TAMS students/Transfer students with calculus credit are not required to take the UTMA.


 

Cockrell School of Engineering:

Yes, if you scored between a 620-669 on the SAT Quantitative, and do not meet an exemption. 

 

Jackson School of Geosciences:

Yes, if you plan to enroll in calculus in the Fall semester and do not meet an exemption.

 

McCombs School of Business:

Yes, if you plan to enroll in calculus in the Fall semester and do not meet an exemption.

 

Liberal Arts majors in Economics and majors in BS Psychology:

Yes, if you plan to enroll in calculus in the Fall semester and do not meet an exemption.

 

Undergraduate Studies majors planning to transfer into any colleges/majors listed above:

Yes, if you plan to enroll in calculus in the Fall semester and do not meet an exemption.

 

Students who intend to pursue health sciences or any other degree that may require Calculus:

Yes, if you plan to enroll in calculus in the Fall semester and do not meet an exemption.

 


Students are limited to two attempts in the summer and two attempts per long semester (Fall & Spring). 


Click here or on the gray Math Assessment button to your right to learn more and get started with the Math Readiness Package.


ALEKS Chemistry Assessment

 

Students planning to take CH 301 (Principles of Chemistry I) are required to purchase and complete the ALEKS Chemistry Assessment to place into the course.  You will have the opportunity to discuss what courses you will register for with an academic advisor at orientation.

 

Not all incoming majors will take CH 301. 

 

 (NO REFUNDs can be issued for this service.) 

 DO NOT PURCHASE THE ALEKS CHEMISTRY ASSESSMENT unless you are certain that you will enroll in CH 301. 

 

 The ALEKS modules expire every semester and a new assessment is required each time you enroll in CH 301.

 


Click here or on the burnt orange Chemistry Assessment button to your right to learn more about ALEKS Chemistry.

 

 

 

 

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The 2021 Biology Intensive Workshop is now full, and registration is closed.
 
If you would like to be on the waiting list for the August 18 online part of the workshop, please email Dr. Ruth Buskirk, rbuskirk@austin.utexas.edu providing your UT EID, email address and BIO 311C unique number.
 

 

The Biology Intensive Workshop is an option for students that will prepare you for BIO 311C courses this fall. 

Since 2012, the College of Natural Sciences has offered a Biology Intensive Workshop for entering freshmen prior to the beginning of fall classes. Students experience college lectures and exams, participate in discussion sessions, practice study skills in breakout sessions and get the chance to network with peers and faculty.


The Biology Intensive Workshop is an optional complementary workshop for entering CNS freshman who are registered in BIO 311C by July 21, 2021.


Workshop activities

Workshop participants will be invited into a temporary Canvas course with all workshop materials and resources provided. The workshop is designed to help you understand UT's course expectations and format for fall.

Online sessions will include get-acquainted activities and introductions to UT resources for learning biology.

The workshop includes lectures from Introductory Biology professors, followed by interactive breakout sessions about the lecture topic as well as a useful learning strategy. Lectures will be on BIO 311C topics such as membrane structure and function, weak chemical bonds in cells, proteins & cell traffic, DNA & mutations, energy transformation in cells.

You will join a Zoom meeting talking with your own fall 2021 BIO 311C instructor and classmates. This is always a popular feature of the Workshop!

You will take short college-level practice test (questions from BIO 311C exams) and discuss the answers afterwards.

Workshop schedule

The 2021 Biology Intensive Workshop will have two components, the second optional.

1. Online Zoom Workshop

Wednesday August 18, 9:30-12:15 and 1-4:30 on Zoom, using Canvas

  • Lectures by BIO 311C faculty and practice problems in breakout groups
  • Zoom meeting with your fall BIO 311C instructor and classmates
  • Introduction to resources and tactics for success in BIO 311C
  • Short exam and exam feedback

2. Optional In-person session on UT campus

Tuesday August 24, 1:00-4:30 pm (day before classes begin)

  • Work in small groups with BIO 311C classmates on case studies & problems, practice quizzes
  • Limited seats: restricted to students who participate in the entire August 18 program and who are taking BIO 311C  face-to-face (not web-based sections)

 

Please email Dr. Ruth Buskirk, rbuskirk@austin.utexas.edu with any additional questions (after reading through all of the information on this site), and please put 'Biology Intensive Workshop' in the subject line. 

  


You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Biology Intensive Workshop:

 

 

1) You must be an entering freshman at the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2021.

 

2) You must be registered in BIO 311C for fall 2021 by July 21st and you must know your class unique number.

 

3) You must have completed a UT Austin freshman orientation session no later than July 21st.  

 

4) The Biology Intensive Workshop can be taken on a computer, a tablet, or your smartphone.

 

Our online technology requirements are:

  1. Webcam
  2. Microphone
  3. Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser

 

 

Students registered for the August orientation session cannot attend Biology Intensive Workshops.

 


 

Apply Online

The 2021 Biology Intensive Workshop is now full, and registration is closed.
 
If you would like to be on the waiting list for the August 18 online part of the workshop, please email Dr. Ruth Buskirk, rbuskirk@austin.utexas.edu providing your UT EID, email address and BIO 311C unique number.

 

Recall that program requirements include: you must be an entering freshman at UT Austin who will be registered in BIO 311C in fall & you must complete freshman orientation before July 21st, 2021.

To fill in the registration survey, you will need this information:

 

  • Your UT EID and email address
  •  Unique number of BIO 311C class in which you’re registered
  • Chemistry course you plan to take in the fall (if any)
  • CNS programs you may be in (e.g., TIP, WINS, HSS)

 

 

Subcategories

Chemistry Readiness under College Readiness

Math Readiness under College Readiness