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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Applying to the Program: Making Your Case

Please Note:  Fall 2015 admission decisions for The New Writers Project should be made by March 4, 2015.  Please check your “My Status” page of the Application Status Check.

The Graduate Program of the Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin admits students for the fall semester only. 

The Fall 2015 application deadline is 11:59 pm (Central Standard Time) on December 15, 2014.

The Department of English requires the following:

            1. Writing sample
            2. Personal Statement/Statement of purpose 
            3. Letters of recommendation 
            4. General GRE
            5. GRE Subject Test
            6. Transcripts 
            7. Applicants must meet all minimum requirements of the UT Austin Graduate School including:
              - A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
              - A 3.0 or higher GPA in upper-division coursework
              - Official TOEFL or IELTS score(s), if applicable.
              Please read before submitting your application.
            8. Applicants must read and follow the directions given in the link below regarding "How to Apply".

How to submit an application:

          • Complete the ApplyTexas application.
          • Pay the application fee.
          • You will then receive an email with an EID and temporary password.
          • Using your EID and temporary password, log into the Application Status Check website and upload the required supporting materials (i.e. writing sample, personal statement, transcripts).

Please note, there are two separate application procedures that need to be completed: 1) the ApplyTexas application; and 2) Uploading your supporting materials through the Application Status Check.  Your application is not complete until you have uploaded your supporting materials.

As many as two days can pass between your submission of the ApplyTexas application and your receipt of the email with your EID and password to log into the Application Status Check.  Please be patient and plan accordingly.  If you do not receive the email with your EID and temporary password after two business days, please feel free to contact GIAC or the department, but it is not helpful to do so any earlier.

Upload Deadline:

  • All application materials under the applicant's control (i.e. personal statement and writing sample) must be uploaded by 11:59 PM CST on December 15, 2014 for the application to be considered for Fall 2015 admission.

Due to the volume of applications, the English Office cannot confirm the receipt of individual items. Applicants are normally notified of the Program's decision by the end of February.
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