First-Generation Students

If you’re a first-generation student interested in UT, you’ve come to the right place! Nearly a quarter of our undergrad student population identify as first-gen. Not only are first-generation students like you an important part of our campus culture, you’re also celebrated and supported at every step of your Longhorn journey.

Am I a First-Gen Student?

A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree. Many students whose parents have degrees from outside of the United States also identify as first-gen.

First-Gen on the Forty Acres

Explore what it’s like to be a first-generation Longhorn! View how we celebrate the National First-Generation College Day, our first-generation graduation ceremony, and find all the resources available to you on the Forty Acres.

First-Gen at UT Austin

Connect with the first-gen community at UT Austin! Our First-Gen Equity Program is tailored to first-gen student development, from academic advising and FAFSA tips to networking events and on-campus celebrations.

First-Gen Program

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Key Dates

Summer/Fall Enrollment

  • Application Opens
    August 1
  • Housing Application Opens for Fall
    August 1
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens
    September 1
  • Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) opens
    September 1
  • Priority Deadline
    November 1
  • Additional Materials for Priority Deadline
    November 9
  • Regular Deadline
    December 5
  • Additional Materials Deadline
    December 11
  • Priority Decisions
    February 1
  • Housing Application Opens for Summer
    March 1
  • Final Decisions
    March 1
  • Deadline to Accept Admission, Satisfy Enrollment Deposit
    May 1

Spring Enrollment

  • Housing Application Opens
    September 1
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens
    September 1
  • Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) opens
    September 1
  • Deadline for Spring Admission
    October 1
  • Deadline to Accept Admission, Satisfy Enrollment Deposit
    Deadline in MyStatus