Q: I mailed in the supplemental application materials. Have you received them?
A: You can check the status of your application materials online, using your UT EID and password. 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.
During peak processing times, it may take up to 7 to 21 days for GIAC to log your documents into the computer system. Please allow an appropriate amount of time to pass before expecting to see these credentials on the status check Web site. Credentials are stamped with the date on which they are received and will be considered “on time” if this date meets our application deadline.
Q: I have submitted all of the required application materials. When will I be notified of a decision?
A: The answer depends on the type of application that you submitted:
- U.S. applications: The admissions committee will begin making decisions in January, starting with the applications that were completed by the December 1 early preferred deadline. Thereafter, applications are reviewed in the order they are completed until the final March 1 application deadline. Due to program space limitations, it is generally better to complete your file as early in the admissions process as possible.
- International applications: The admissions committee will review all completed international applications after the January 5 application deadline. Applications that are completed after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Q: Once a decision has been made, how will I be notified?
A: After a decision has been made, you will receive an e-mail message prompting you to log into our applicant site to review the decision and obtain further instructions. You also will receive an official notification from the Graduate and International Admissions Center, and you will be able to view the decision on the Application Status Check page.
Q: I have been admitted to another university, but I haven’t received the admissions decision from the Texas MPA program. What should I do?
A: If another university’s response deadline is approaching and you have not received a decision from our program, please notify me as soon as possible. Although the admissions committee cannot guarantee an earlier admission decision, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Q: Do I need to fill out an application to be considered for MPA scholarships?
A: All admitted U.S. applicants will be considered automatically for a possible out-of-state tuition waiver and/or merit scholarship. A separate application is not required. Scholarship and tuition waiver decisions will be made prior to your MPA response deadline. You will be notified via e-mail if you are granted one of these awards.