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Texas MSTC | Admissions

How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for the Texas MSTC Class of 2016. The Admissions Committee will make admission decisions by the decision date published for the round during which you submitted your application. Take some time to review our admissions process below to find detailed information on important steps to take after you submitting your application to the McCombs School of Business.

Round Application Deadline Decision Notification Response Deadline
October 15, 2014

November 3, 2014 

November 19, 2014
2 December 3, 2014

December 15, 2014 

January 5, 2015
3 January 28, 2015
Final deadline for international applicants 

February 16, 2015 

March 4, 2015
3 February 18, 2015
Final deadline for domestic applicants 
 March 9, 2015 March 25, 2015

Please carefully review the steps below before proceeding with your application. It is extremely important to use the same spelling of your official name throughout the application process. It is recommended that you start the online application even if you have not yet taken the GMAT/GRE tests. You may send in the test scores at a later date (before the admissions deadline).

Reapplying to the Program

If you completed a semester of the Texas MSTC Program in the past, you will need to complete the readmission application through the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC).  Instructions on reapplying and the online form can be found on the Graduate Readmission site.

Step 1. Submit the Online Application

Within the online application you will need to submit the following:

    • Core Application Data
      You will be filling out information about your background, education, and employment history. You will also need to complete specific questions about your area of interest and method of attendance in the program.
    • Test Score 
      If you have your current test scores, please enter them in the application.  You will be required to submit the official GMAT or GRE and TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable) to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) after you have submitted the application. Please see Step 3, section "Submit Official GMAT or GRE score to GIAC."
    • Education History 
      In this section you will upload a copy of your transcript for McCombs.  You are also required to upload OFFICIAL transcripts to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC).  Please see Step 3, section "Submit Official Transcripts" for more information.
    • Employment History 
      Begin with your most recent employer, and list up to three employers, including serving in the armed forces.  You will also need to provide your total number of MONTHS of post-baccalaureate full-time work experience and a copy of resume.
    • Essays 
      Submit two essays in the online application.  You have the option to enter the essays in a text box or upload them as a word or .pdf file.  The maximum length for the essays is 900 words, but the recommended amount is 500 words.
    • Letters of Recommendation 
      To give us an independent perspective on your application, please provide the contact information for 2 professional recommenders. Ideally, these people would be either past or present direct supervisors but they may also be clients, vendors, accountants, lawyers, consultants and/or project managers. References should come from individuals who have a superior knowledge of you, be professional in nature and should speak to your professional work qualities, career potential and potential to succeed in the classroom.

An email will be sent prompting you to pay the application fee within two business days after the online application is submitted.  This amount will be invoiced through "What I Owe" and may or may not be invoiced at the same time as the application. Applications will not be processed until the fee is paid.

       U.S. application fee  $65
       International application fee  $90
       Applicants who have previously attended The University of Texas at Austin pay in addition for transcripts  $10

      Step 3.  Submit Supporting Materials to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC)

      Once you have submitted your application and paid the application fee, you are required to submit the following to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC):

      • Transcripts
        Transcripts are a three step process.
           1. Transcripts must be uploaded to the application.
           2. OFFICIAL Transcripts from all 4 year Universities that you attended (must say "Official", not "Copy") must be scanned and uploaded into the Graduate School's system after you submit your application. 
           3.  If admitted, The Graduate School will request the hard copy of the OFFICIAL transcripts.
        Please see below for more details.

        Official transcripts must be sent to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC).  You must upload one copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college you have attended.  Transcripts are not required from junior colleges and community colleges.  Please visit the “Submit transcripts to GIAC” section on the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) website for information. Once admitted into the MSTC Program, you will be asked to present the original transcripts to GIACPlease review this important information regarding transcript submission. Please Note: This submission is separate from the scanned copy provided on the application.
      • GMAT or GRE Score
        Applicants are required to submit GRE or GMAT scores as part of their application. Official GMAT/GRE Scores must be sent electronically to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) directly from the testing agency.  Test scores are received by the University approximately four to six weeks after taking the test.  The University MUST be designated as a score recipient at the time of testing.  Only test scores sent directly from the testing center are considered official.
            GRE school code for The University of Texas at Austin is 6882
            GMAT school code for MSTC is 396-44-10
      • TOEFL Score (International Applicants Only)
        International applicants must take the TOEFL or IELTS and submit test scores to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC). Please visit the "International students submit TOEFL or IELTS" section on the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) website for information.
            TOEFL Code: 6882
            IELTS: scores are sent by hard-copy mail upon your request
      • Green Card (Permanent Residents Only) 
        If you are a permanent resident, upload a copy of front and back of your Green Card to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC).

      Step 4. Interview (by invitation only)

      Applicants selected for an interview will receive an invitation by email at any time from the point of file completion until the end of the review process.  Interviews are conducted in person or via Skype by members of the MSTC Admissions Committee.  

      Step 5. Application Status Monitoring

      All applications to the Texas MSTC Program undergo a two-part process. The Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) handles the processing of your transcripts, test scores and visa/permanent residence information (if applicable). The Texas MSTC Admissions Committee conducts the application review and administers a decision.

      Check the status of these items to see if they have been received. If any of these items are shown as outstanding or not received, your application decision will be delayed.


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