The majority of Jackson School undergraduates enter the school as incoming freshman who select geosciences during the process of their undergraduate application to The University of Texas at Austin. Everything students need to know to apply for undergraduate admission to both the Jackson School and The University of Texas at Austin can be found on the UT Office of Admissions website. No academic units at the university directly process admissions for incoming freshmen and transferring undergraduates.
Students can also apply to the Jackson School later during their undergraduate careers but should be aware that the school only accepts a limited number of qualified transfers each year from other colleges at UT Austin, as well as from other institutions. This is a shift from previous years, when a majority of geoscience students entered the program after freshmen year.
Students apply to the Jackson School following the standard procedures for the university, as outlined in the UT Austin Undergraduate Course Catalog.
Visit the Jackson School
Are you are a high school junior or senior or perhaps currently at another college or university and thinking about transferring to UT and the Jackson School in particular? Do you have a keen interest in the geosciences? Would you like to visit the Jackson School before you make your decision to join us? If your answers are yes, then you are at the right place.
We have set aside one day each month during the fall and spring semesters to visit with prospective students. Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend all portions of the visit as well. These meetings are a way for us to welcome and introduce prospective students to the Jackson School and are not part, nor do they influence the admissions process.
During the visit you will meet with one of our professors and current undergraduate faculty advisor, Dr. Liz Catlos. She will give you an overview of the department and the Jackson School as a whole. There are some exciting ongoing developments and many more on the horizon. You will also have an opportunity to meet with one of our undergraduate advisors, Jesse Garcia or Jessica Bradford who will give you a more detailed plan of what to look forward to on your journey towards an undergraduate degree at the Jackson School. Be sure to ask about the merit based scholarships given during every long semester. To wrap up the visit a current JSG undergraduate student will give you a tour of the building, there are some real gems to see, followed by lunch (our treat) at a nearby eatery. This is a great way for both the prospective student and parent(s) to get a down-to-earth view on being a Jackson School student.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in please look over the dates below and let us know when you would like to pay us a visit.
To make your reservation for a visit to both the university and to the Jackson School of Geosciences, visit this website: http://bealonghorn.utexas.edu/meetus/visit/freshmen
Summer 2013 Prospective Student Visits
June 14th – Geosciences Info Session #1
July 5th – Geosciences Info Session #2
August 9th – Geosciences Info Session #3
Session Capacity: 20
Descriptions: The University of Texas at Austin has one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious geoscience programs in the world. The Department of Geological Sciences is the highest ranked program in Texas and the Southwest U.S. Find out more about the majors offered at the Jackson School of Geosciences and interact with current geoscience students, faculty, & staff.
All freshman admission questions and registration for the Info Sessions should be directed to the UT Admissions Office. For Jackson School academic advising, contact us at 512-232-4544 or firstname.lastname@example.org