With the application deadline for Working Professional and Executive Texas MBA programs coming up soon, now is the time for you to reach out to recommenders. Your two letters of recommendation, along with all other application materials, are due by the final deadline of May 25th.
The recommender section of the online application allows you enter the names and email addresses of your recommenders and will send out an automatic email with a link to the recommendation form as soon as you hit the save button. Make sure that your recommenders check their spam and junk mail folders if they have issues receiving the email. The online application also allows you to check the status of your recommendations and resend the email to your recommenders at any time during the application process.
More information on application instructions can be found in the Admissions section for each program on the Texas MBA website.
As the application period for the Texas Evening MBA, Texas MBA at Houston, Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth, and Texas Executive MBA programs is about to wrap up, we want to remind you about the next steps you should take in order to turn in all of your application materials by the final deadline of May 25th.
The first step that we encourage you to take is to register for the GMAT or GRE and send those scores to us as soon as possible. With more than a couple of weeks left until May 25th, there is still time for you to prepare for the test and take it before the final deadline. You can actually take the test as late as May 25th and just email in the unofficial score report on that day. Though we won’t be able to make an official decision until we have the official score, an unofficial score will count towards meeting the deadline and will allow us to begin the processing of your application.
More information on test scores and other detailed application instructions can be found in the Admissions section for each program on the Texas MBA website.
If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact us directly.
With the final application deadline for the Texas Evening MBA, Texas MBA at Houston, Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth, and Texas Executive MBA programs less than one month away, we want to remind you that we are here to help you and answer any questions you have along the way.
While we have seen strong demand for these programs with our classes almost half-full, there is still space available, and we encourage you to get your application in by the final deadline of May 25th.
On each Monday leading up to the final deadline, members of the Admissions Team will be sharing tips and tricks right here on the MBA Insider in order to help you get everything completed and get your application in.
Hit the submit button! That wasn’t so bad, was it? Please be sure to complete the following steps AFTER you hit the submit button on the application:
Pay the $175 application fee. Within two business days of submission of your application you will receive an email with instructions on submitting payment of your application fee in the UT payment website “What I Owe”. Your application fee status should reflect “Paid” within five business days of submission.
Upload Transcripts to GIAC. After you have submitted your application and paid the fee, you will receive an email that contains a link to the GIAC document upload website where you will be able to upload transcripts. Note: Former University of Texas at Austin students do not need to upload UT – Austin transcripts.
Thank you to everyone for taking the time to apply — I look forward to reading your applications!
Look over your application again and ensure it is complete. This should be pretty easy to do, as all required fields in the application are properly flagged for your convenience (with red asterisks).
Take advantage of the weekend to spend some time fine-tuning your message and ensure that it is cohesive. Remember that optional essays are optional (i.e. only write if you deem them necessary!). A great tip is to have someone proofread the essays without the essay prompt/question. Once they are done, you should ask the reader if they could tell what questions were being asked by the admissions committee. If your reader guesses the question correctly, it means you are on target on your essay content!
Now, let’s finish up the parts that are under your control.
Today I would just encourage you to spend some time with your essays. If you have not finished them yet, complete them today. This will allow you to have at least one additional day of proofreading. Remember, in the essays we are looking for a tight message around where you have been in the past, where the MBA fits within your career plans, and where you want to go after obtaining the degree.
Oh, and don’t forget the “McCombs Love” (i.e. why you want to come to school at Texas!).