If you are working on submitting your application materials by the December 1 early deadline… great! Your application will be first in line for consideration. However, what if your application is not complete by December 1?
- Keep in mind that the Texas MPA program uses a rolling admissions process in which we review applications in the order of completion, starting with those completed by December 1 and ending with those completed by the March 1 final deadline. As a result, your chances for admission would not be affected if you apply several weeks after this deadline, as anytime in December is still very early in our admissions cycle.
- I recommend that you aim to complete your application as early in the admissions cycle as possible due to space limitations. That said, you should take the necessary time to present the strongest application possible rather than overly rushing. For example, you may need more time to study for the GMAT or you might wait to submit your transcript after your fall grades are posted if:
- You are taking pre-enrollment courses in the fall,
- You are enrolled in a significant number of accounting classes in the fall, or
- Your upper-level GPA will be improved substantially with your fall grades
- Your application will not be considered complete and subsequently forwarded to our department for a decision until all application materials, including the official GMAT score report, have been received. On average, it takes 3-4 weeks for the score report to be sent, received, and loaded to an applicant’s record.
Do you have any concerns about your application? Please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to help!
Please note: This early preferred deadline applies to U.S. applications only. All international applications will be reviewed after the January 5 application deadline.