After you submit the ApplyTexas application, the Graduate School will review your application. You will be sent an email confirming your application submission within 1-2 days. This email will also contain your login information (UT EID) for the MyStatus page. MyStatus answers questions like:
- Is my application complete?
- What's missing?
- Do I need to submit a CV? Another essay? A transcript?
- Did you receive my test scores?
- Did I upload this document successfully? Can I delete and re-upload this document?
- Have you received my letters of recommendation? How can I change my recommenders?
- Why was my transcript declined?
You will need to do the following in order complete their Application Form on ApplyTexas:
Pay the Application Fee
The nonrefundable application fee is $65.00 for US applicants; $90.00 for International applicants. Fee waivers are available for those who are eligible.
Have Your Transcripts Ready
Transcripts are required for each senior college attended. A PDF of the official transcript can be uploaded, but you must provide an official transcript from that college after acceptance to our program. Each transcript can be uploaded only once, so please make sure you have the correct and full version of each transcript before uploading. Learn more about how to submit your transcripts from the Graduate School's site.
The GRE requirement has been waived for Fall 2023 applicants.
Prepare Your Statement of Purpose
Approximately 1-3 pages in length, this essay should address your current situation, your intended area(s) of research/specialization, and your goals for achievement in graduate study and beyond. Clearly specify to which C&I Academic Program you are applying. STEM Education Applicants: Please see the STEM Education Admissions page.
Update Your Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
This document should summarize and chronicle your academic and professional positions and achievements, including any awards and/or publications for which you are credited.
Submit Three (3) Letters of Reference
Our department requires three letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be notified by email with instructions on how to upload their letters once you have submitted and paid for your application. Letters should come from professors who are familiar with your academic performance and potential.
Bilingual/Bicultural Education Applicants
If you are applying to our Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program, you must provide a supplemental writing sample written in Spanish to be uploaded as a "Miscellaneous Admissions Document." The writing sample should describe your cross-cultural and/or cross-linguistic experiences. You also should demonstrate competency with the language and content of the essay, and show that you have made efforts to cross borders by working, traveling, or otherwise have lived in situations that required a multiplicity of cultural competencies.
University of Texas Urban Teachers Applicants
Please note that the University of Texas Urban Teachers Program requires fieldwork in area schools. To undertake that fieldwork, school districts require that you pass a criminal background check. If you do not pass a required background check, they will be unable to complete the required work of the academic program. Failure to pass the background check will result in the cancellation of our offer of admission.