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Admissions

Due to Covid-19, GRE is NOT required for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 applicants.

There are four steps necessary in order to apply for admission to Graduate School in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin (Texas ECE):

1. Choose an Academic Track

Texas ECE offers 9 different Academic Tracks of study. Make sure that you research all the academic tracks in Texas ECE to learn which track best fits your interests and goals, before you begin the application to Graduate School.

2. Complete the Application for Graduate Admissions

The deadline to apply for Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 is December 15, 2020. You must have your application completed and submitted by this deadline in order to be considered.

Statement of Purpose and Resume

Make sure you upload your Statement of Purpose and Resume (or CV) when you come to those sections on the application. Your Statement of Purpose should be a summary of your academic and professional goals, as well as a description of the research work you have done in your past, and what research work you plan to do as a graduate student at UT. Please make sure these documents are edited to your liking before you upload them, for they cannot be deleted once they have been uploaded to your application.

Letters of Recommendation

Make sure you enter the valid e-mail address of each referee you want to submit a recommendation for you when you get to that section on the application. Please use the university domain address for each professor you are requesting a reference. Once you have completed this section of the application, a notice will be sent to each referee showing them where to go to complete a recommendation for you using our online system. Three is only the minimum number of recommendations required to accompany your application. You are welcome to add more.

3. Submit Transcript

After you have completed and submitted your application to Graduate School and paid your application fee, upload a copy of your transcript(s). After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email that contains a link to the Status Check web site where you will be able to upload your transcript. Your uploaded transcript(s) are considered to be unofficial, but will be used to process your application for admission. DO NOT mail official transcripts or paper copies of your transcripts to the University of Texas. Sending paper copies of documents you have uploaded will significantly delay the processing of your application.

4. TOEFL or IELTS for International Applicants

International applicants are required to submit the exam score for English proficiency. The TOEFL and IELTS exams are both accepted. We suggest you sit for these exams no later than December 1 in order to comply with our December 15 deadline.

More information can be found here on the Graduate School website.