After Your Decision

Graduate applicants to The University of Texas at Austin may be admitted, admitted with conditions, or denied admission.

Admitted Students

Prior to enrollment, admitted students must:

  • Submit Official Transcripts
    • Official transcripts bear the facsimile signature of the registrar and the seal of the issuing institution. Transcripts from U.S. colleges or universities must have been produced within the last calendar year, and transcripts written in a language other than English must be accompanied by a translation.
    • If your college or university uses the National Student Clearinghouse (SPEEDE) you can have your transcript(s) sent electronically. Check with the registrar of your institution to find out if transcripts can be sent via the SPEEDE server. We cannot accept electronic transcripts sent by registrars or third-party entities in any other format (e.g. by email or by links to secure websites).
    • Otherwise, mail your transcript(s) to the Graduate and International Admissions Center using the submission form.
    • Records from China: The university has entered into an agreement with the National Student Clearinghouse, China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC), and the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) to transmit and verify academic records from China.
      • If you are admitted, we will ask that you contact both CHESICC (official transcripts) and the CDGDC (degree certificates), if applicable, and request that your transcript(s) and degree certificate(s) be sent to UT Austin.
  • Meet Immunization Requirements
  • Plan for Registration
  • Stay in Contact
    • Keep in touch with your program. Your graduate coordinator can help you resolve any departmental matters.

Additional Steps for International Students
In addition to completing other steps required of admitted students, international students should contact the International Office, which provides assistance for incoming and currently enrolled students from other countries.

Students Admitted with Conditions

A student with insufficient undergraduate preparation or whose grade-point average (GPA) is below the minimum required may be "admitted with conditions" upon the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee and with the consent of the dean.

Students admitted conditionally are informed of their status by the program and may be required to maintain a GPA or to take a certain number of hours of coursework. Those who do not fulfill the conditions within the specified time may be barred from subsequent registration.

Students Denied Admission

Students denied admission may reapply (for admission to the next available term). If you plan to apply again to the same program, speak with the graduate coordinator or another program contact first.