The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings:
(1) Apply Texas System--The state's primary method
for applying for admission to Texas public institutions of higher
education. The Apply Texas System includes, but is not limited to,
common admission applications; a portal for completing application
forms; help desks to provide users assistance; and a portal through
which Texas high school counselors gain access to status data regarding
their students' progress in applying for admission and financial aid.
(2) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
(3) Interested persons--Persons who attend committee
meetings as representatives of stakeholder entities and any other
persons who have made their interest in the work of the committee
known to its co-chairs or Board staff. Such interested persons may
participate in committee discussions, as invited by the co-chairs
to do so, but do not have the authority to cast votes.