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This page describes Subchapter E charters. These charters are sometimes called university charters.

The commissioner of education may grant open-enrollment charters to public colleges and universities. These schools must operate on a campus of the college or university or in the same county as the college or university. See Texas Education Code, Chapter 12, Subchapter E §12.152.

Applying for a Subchapter E Charter

To schedule an applicant conference, contact the Division of Charter School Administration at (512) 463-9575. 

Application and Guidelines (RFA) (PDF, 212 KB)

Required Resources and Information

The following documents form part of a submitted application:

Selected Laws and Rules Applicable to Open-Enrollment Charters

The links below reference some of the laws and rules that apply to charters:

 Additional Information 

The following links include more items needed for a successful application:

If you have any questions about the information on this page, contact the Division of Charter School Administration at (512) 463-9575.


 

Division of Charter School Administration
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-9575

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