All applicants must submit three required short answers and may submit one optional short answer responding to prompts in your admissions application.
Request a fee waiver when you apply for admission or submit the Request for Fee Waiver form using Document Upload.
If you are an international applicant and are not able to pay your fee online using a credit card, mail your payment in the form of a cashier’s check, bank money order or bank draft in U. dollars to: The University of Texas at Austin Graduate and International Admissions Center P. Box 7608 Austin, TX 78713-7608 Make checks payable to The University of Texas at Austin, and write your six-digit Application ID number, UT EID or UT Assigned Student ID number on your check or money order. All freshman applicants must submit a required essay: Topic A in Apply Texas, or the UT Austin Required Essay in the Coalition application.
For example, if you’re fifth in your class of 130, your transcript should report your rank as 5/130.
Applicants should submit transcripts indicating rank for the latest completed semester prior to the application deadline.
Tips to consider: Feel free to address anything you want the Office of Admissions to know about your academic record so that we can consider this information when we review your application.
You can discuss your academic work, class rank, GPA, individual course grades, test scores, and/or the classes that you took or the classes that were available to you.You can also describe how special circumstances and/or your school, community, and family environments impacted your high school performance.Tips to consider: Leadership can be demonstrated by positions you hold as an officer in a club or organization, but other types of leadership are important too.You should plan to submit your essays in conjunction with your Apply Texas or Coalition for College application.You will be required to complete the short answer responses in order to complete and submit your admissions application.If you attend a Texas public school, your transcript should indicate the high school diploma program you will be graduating under, as defined in the state's Uniform Admission Policy.High schools and school districts have their own protocols for submitting transcripts and UT accepts transcripts in a variety of ways to accommodate this. Submit an official record or transcript (mark sheet) that shows all your secondary school work and grades (or marks) starting with ninth grade and continuing through at least the end of 11th grade.Do so even after you’ve submitted other portions of the application by logging in to your Apply Texas or Coalition account.You may also submit your essay using the Document Upload System—or by mailing them to the Office of Admissions—although these submission methods are not preferred.Transcripts must include your class rank in addition to information about high school coursework.Rank should be indicated as your numerical position out of the total number of students in the class.