College Advising Mission
It is our philosophy that there is no perfect school, but rather a sound educational match for each student. Our mission is to help seniors choose a college or university that will best meet their needs and abilities: academically, socially, philosophically, and economically.
Deciding which college to attend is one of the most important decisions a high school parent will make. The college counselor, assisted by parents, teachers and the academic advisor, helps make the decision process rewarding and exciting for the student. Lake Dallas' college counseling program is designed to work with students through their senior year.
Thinking about college starts in 8th grade when students will pick their endorsement for their graduation plan and will also include working on their 4 year high school plans with their academic advisor to prepare them for college entrance.
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Changes to UT's Automatic Admission
Texas law offers eligible freshman applicants automatic admission to public colleges and universities, including the University of Texas at Austin. The initial legislation, passed into law in 1997, offered automatic admission to eligible students in the top 10% of their high school class. However, starting for Summer/Fall 2014 admission, students eligible for automatic admission to the University of Texas at Austin must be in the top 7% of their graduating class.