LASA Acceptance Procedures
LASA Acceptance Procedures:
As in years past, LASA will first complete a holistic review of
all applications based on our published rubric. Students will be
ranked without any identifying information from highest rubric
score to lowest with the top possible score being a 25. We will
accept 80% of our incoming class based on this holistic score
alone. For the remaining 20% we will start with the next student
according to the holistic score rankings. We will complete a deeper
dive into the student's application and if they meet three out of
five of the special circumstances listed below, he/she will receive
an acceptance. We will continue doing this until we have accepted
the next 20% or until we reach the score below which we do not feel
a student will be successful at LASA. In other words:
Our special circumstance categories will be:
Student will be in the first generation of their family to
Student is zoned to a Middle School where the official
population of students who qualify as economically disadvantaged is
70% or greater.
Student belongs to a racial or ethnic group that is
underrepresented on campus compared with the City of Austin
Student has demonstrated academic accomplishment despite
unusually difficult circumstances.
Student successfully embraces academic challenges.