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Admission Decisions FAQ

Information for freshman applicants for the summer and fall 2018 semesters

Decision Release

When are decisions released?

Students who completed their application by the priority deadline, Nov. 1, and students affected by Hurricane Harvey who submitted their ApplyTexas by Dec. 1 and completed their application by Dec. 31 will receive an admission decision no later than Feb. 1.

Students who completed their application by the regular deadline, Dec. 1, will receive an admission decision no later than March 1.

Decision Delivery

How are decisions delivered?

When a student’s decision is released, they will receive an email notifying them that their MyStatus page has changed. When they log into MyStatus, they will be able to see their admission decision there.

Hard copy decision letters are sent to all students once decisions are posted on MyStatus.

Admission Decisions

What are the possible admission decisions I could receive?

Acceptance. Congratulations! You’ve been offered a place in the 2018-19 freshman class at The University of Texas at Austin and have been accepted to your requested major. Just accept your offer of admission and you can start planning your future as a Longhorn.

Priority deadline notification. If you applied to the College of Fine Arts, the School of Architecture, or an honors program and completed your application by Nov. 1, you may receive a notification that we need more time to give you a final admission decision. Because applications to these programs involve additional elements like portfolios and faculty input, they are still in the application review process. You will receive your admission decision no later than Feb. 27.

Nursing Guarantee offer. Students offered a place in the 2018-19 Nursing Guarantee program, who accept the offer, will enter UT Austin as undeclared majors in the College of Natural Sciences in fall 2018. Students completing the requirements of the program will transfer into the School of Nursing in the spring of their sophomore year.

The Nursing Guarantee program was created to help meet the strong interest in UT Austin’s undergraduate Nursing major. The program is for select students who are committed to becoming nurses and who are prepared for the studies required to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UT Austin. The program ensures students access to staff and faculty guidance, the programs, and the support that they need to successfully transfer into the School of Nursing to complete their studies. Fall 2018 applicants offered a place in the program can find additional information and confirm their intent to enroll in the program by logging in to MyStatus

Note: Students who are offered the opportunity to participate in the Nursing Guarantee program should contact UT Austin with questions. If they decide that the program is not for them but that they do want to attend UT Austin, they will be given the opportunity to select a major that has available space (see “Major selection” below) and that they believe is a better fit for them.

Major selection. You’ve been offered a place in the 2018-19 freshman class, but unfortunately, we are not able to offer you a spot in your requested major. Instead, you’ll have the opportunity to pick from a selection of other majors related to your interests with room in their programs. The opportunity to select a major will open on February 16, and you will receive an email reminder to make your selection in MyStatus. We recommend you consider your options carefully. Please consult with an admission counselor if you have questions.

You’ll have the opportunity to apply to transfer to a different major once you’ve entered UT Austin as a student, but please keep in mind that internal major transfers are highly competitive.

PACE offer. We are not able to offer you a place in the 2018-19 freshman class at The University of Texas at Austin, but we want to provide you a pathway to UT Austin. If you accept your Path to Admission through Co-Enrollment (PACE) program offer, you’ll spend your freshman year on the Forty Acres part-time, taking one class per semester at UT Austin, while completing the majority of your coursework at Austin Community College (ACC). Provided that you meet the academic requirements detailed in your PACE agreement at the end of your freshman year, you’ll become a full-time UT Austin student and will be automatically admissible to a number of majors in the College of Liberal Arts, College of Education or Moody College of Communication.

CAP offer. We are not able to offer you a place in the 2018-19 freshman class at The University of Texas at Austin, but we want to provide you a pathway to UT Austin. If you accept your Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) offer, you’ll spend freshman year as a student at another UT System university. Provided that you meet the academic requirements detailed in your CAP agreement at the end of your freshman year, you’ll be guaranteed admission to most majors in UT Austin’s College of Liberal Arts with the opportunity to apply to transfer to other majors.

Denial. We are not able to offer you a place in the 2018-19 freshman class at The University of Texas at Austin. We’re grateful for your interest, and wish you the best of luck in your future educational endeavors.

It may still be possible for you to attend the university at a later date after starting your studies elsewhere. If that’s of interest, you can pursue transfer admission.

Additional Questions

Where do I go if I have questions?

If you’re confused about next steps or you need advice about your admission offer, we’re here to help! You can check the Admissions website, call 512-475-7399 to speak to one of our admission counselors or email the admissions center closest to you.