What to do After You Apply
After you submit your complete application, you should keep in touch with us to learn your admission decision as soon as it’s made and to prepare for your admission.
Check Your Status
If you check your status and find that items you submitted are listed as missing, you may resubmit them or call 512-475-7387 for assistance. The admissions counselor with whom you speak can also provide assistance with your EID or password if you need help beyond that available with the online Help System.
More about MyStatus
All items that arrive in our office before the deadline are considered “on time.” If required items arrive after the deadline, your application will be reviewed only if space remains available (which is seldom the case).
During the busiest times of the year, it may take a couple of weeks to process items and post them to MyStatus. As a result, applicants applying a couple of weeks before the deadline may not be able to confirm that all required items arrived before the deadline.
Continue to check your status after your application is complete; your admission decision will appear in MyStatus as soon as it’s made. We’ll also send you an official letter by mail, but it may take a few days to arrive.
Timing for admission decisions may vary.
Begin or Complete Other Processes
If you haven’t done so by the time you complete your admissions application, you should apply for financial aid, housing (if you plan to live on campus), and any honors programs you may be considering.
Although there aren’t any firm application deadlines for housing and financial aid, applying as early as possible may improve your chances for receiving financial aid and receiving a space in the residence hall of your choice. Notifications about financial aid packages and housing contracts are delivered to applicants only after they’ve been admitted to the university.
Take Necessary Tests
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state-legislated program requiring some students to take an assessment test before enrolling. If you didn’t have to satisfy the TSI requirement (formerly called the Texas Academic Skills Program, or TASP) to enter another college or university you attended, you may need to do so before enrolling at UT Austin. However, many students are exempt from the TSI requirement.
If you’re admitted as a transfer student, you may be required to take certain placement exams before enrolling in university courses. You can find out about necessary exams as well as opportunities to earn credit by examination from the Center for Teaching & Learning.
Send Updated Transcripts
Submit an official transcript if needed to notify us of any courses you complete after the application deadline.
Final official transcripts showing completion of coursework in progress at the time of the application deadline should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than June 15 for fall applicants and January 15 for spring applicants.
We review each application individually and consider each in relation to the admission factors for the university and for the major(s) to which each applicant applies. As a result, there isn’t a specific date by which we make decisions.
- If an applicant’s qualifications are outstanding, he or she may be notified relatively early in the application cycle.
- However, because many majors are competitive, most decisions are made only after we know the qualifications of the entire pool of applicants (following the application deadline).
- Most applicants to the summer/fall semester are notified near the end of May.
- Most spring semester applicants are notified in November.
Admission decisions for spring applicants who are working on completing the last of their 30 hours of required coursework during the fall semester cannot receive an admission decision until they submit their final transcripts. Applicants in this situation should submit their final fall semester transcripts as soon as possible after the semester is completed.
Once we make a decision about your admission, we’ll notify you through MyStatus within 24 hours of your decision and by mail as soon as possible.