Q: My application is complete. When will you release an admissions decision?
A: We have released decisions for all U.S. applications that were completed in December and are currently reviewing applications that were completed in early to mid January. At this point, we are releasing decisions on U.S. applications approximately one month after file completion. International applications are all reviewed at the same time in February, and the majority of decisions will be released by the end of March.
If you have any concerns about your application status, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Q: How will I be notified once a decision has been made on my MPA application?
A: After the admissions committee has entered a decision, the Application Status Check page will be updated immediately with the decision, and the Graduate and International Admissions Center will send you an official decision letter.
If you are admitted, you will receive an e-mail notification from the MPA Program Office. In addition, we will mail you an admissions packet to your local address if the “good until” date, as indicated in your online application, is still valid. If your local address is no longer valid, we will mail the packet to your permanent address.
IMPORTANT: If your e-mail or mailing address has changed since you submitted your online application, please update your contact information in UT Direct and send me an e-mail message regarding the update.
Isaiah Massey, MPA '09
Isaiah Massey, MPA ’09, was recently named as an AICPA 2009 Elijah Watt Sells Award winner. Sells awards are designated on an annual basis. To qualify, candidates must achieve the highest cumulative scores on all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination and pass each exam section on the first attempt. In 2009, over 93,000 individuals sat for the Uniform CPA Examination, and only 15 award winners were selected. Congratulations, Isaiah!
Candidates from the University of Texas at Austin typically have CPA Exam pass rates much higher than the statewide and national averages, and several MPA alumni have been granted the Sells award in previous years.
As many of you are aware, the international application deadline is today. If you are still working on submitting your application materials, please note the following:
- Mailed credentials such as transcripts are date stamped on the day they are received in the Graduate and International Admissions Center. Due to the large volume of mail received on a daily basis and due to the university’s closure for the holidays, the credentials may not appear on your Application Status Check page for up to 21 days after they are received. However, the actual date of receipt will be logged to your record, and the documentation will be considered “on time” of this date meets our application deadline. Please do not be concerned about this delay! Our program office has factored in this processing time, and as a result, will not begin making admissions decisions until GIAC has caught up on the paperwork processing.
- It will take up to three weeks for your official TOEFL and GMAT score reports to be received. If it has been longer than three weeks since you have requested your score report and it is not appearing in the Application Status Check, please contact me.
An applicant’s file will not be considered complete and reviewed for a decision until all application materials, including official test scores, are received. If you have any concerns about your application, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please note: This deadline applies to international applications only. The final U.S. application deadline is March 1.
The University of Texas at Austin will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 24 through Friday, December 31. In addition, I will be out of the office from December 20-23 and on January 3. If you need immediate assistance on these particular days, please call the MPA Program Office at (512) 471-6559 or the Graduate and International Admissions Center at (512) 475-7391.
A couple of reminders:
- Most UT web pages will be down on December 27 (and potentially through December 29) for maintenance. The UT web site is projected to be back up within 8 hours of the initial down time if all goes as planned. However, you will not be able to submit application materials during the outage.
- Mailed credentials such as transcripts are date stamped on the day they are received in the Graduate and International Admissions Center. Due to the large volume of mail received on a daily basis and the winter break, the credentials may not appear on your Application Status Check page for up to 21 days after they are received. However, the actual date of receipt will be logged to your record and will be considered “on time” if this date meets our application deadline. If you have any questions regarding the receipt of your materials, please contact the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) via phone at: (512) 475-7391 or via e-mail.
Happy holidays to everyone!
The Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) notified departments of the following issue:
Recommenders using the Google Chrome browser will likely experience display problems when they attempt to complete the online letter of recommendation. The web page is reduced to a thin vertical line inside the browser window, which makes it very hard to read.
GIAC’s analysts are working on fixing this issue, but in the meantime, if your recommenders are experiencing this difficulty, please suggest that they try a different browser such as Firefox or Explorer.
If your recommender needs you to resend the Request for Reference message, you may do so my logging into the Application Status Check page. Under the recommendation section, click on “Manage Your Recommendation Requests.” If you need additional technical assistance, please contact GIAC at: email@example.com.