Having applied in a previous year is not considered a negative factor in your application. We evaluate your new application on its merits, and in the context of the new applicant pool. Consider giving yourself a fresh start when you approach your new application. Think through and reassess the essays, addressing any weak areas in your application. Add new information that may be helpful in the admission process.
All re-applicants are required to complete a new application, new essays, a new resume and pay the application fee.
2. Official Transcripts
: Official transcripts are kept on file for one year and do not need to be resubmitted unless you have taken additional course work, or if you applied more than one year ago. Be sure to monitor your GIAC document status online to make sure transcripts show as received for the current application year.
3. Test Scores
: ETS mandates that GMAT scores are only valid five years after the date the test is taken. For TOEFL scores, this period is two years. You need to take these standardized tests again if the scores have expired. The McCombs Admissions Committee considers only the highest submitted score in the evaluation of applications.
4. Recommendation Letters:
Although not required, we suggest you submit new letters of recommendation. Determine if other recommenders may provide a more current, insightful and thorough perspective. If you choose to use one or more prior recommendations, please enter the current contact information of the recommender in the Recommendation Section of the application and leave the Send Email box unchecked for each recommendation you are reusing. After you submit your application, please email TexasMBA@mccombs.utexas.edu
, and provide the name and contact info for each recommendation you plan to reuse. Allow up to two business weeks for the recommendation status to show as complete in your application. Please use the optional essay to let the admission committee know that you are reusing prior recommendations.