Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Deadlines & Notifications

 

DECEMBER 15; MIDNIGHT (FIRM DEADLINE)

ApplyTexas Deadline
Application Materials Deadline, including Letters & Test Scores
FLAS Application Deadline

 


After you submit your ApplyTexas application, you'll receive an email from the Office of Admissions that includes your UT EID, allowing you to access MyStatus and the Document Upload System. During peak periods, this can take 2-3 days.

 

Applicant Tasks

 

One year prior to the anticipated first semester

Read MES website: including program specializations; degree requirements; admissions and application requirements; faculty research interests; current students and alumni interests; and placement data.
Read University and Graduate School websites, including the application process, University GPA and test score minimums.
Identify and contact faculty members with similar research interests.
Begin studying for GRE and, if applicable, the TOEFL
 

One year to six months prior to the anticipated first semester

Register for GRE and TOEFL exams
Identify substantial body of work that will be your Writing Sample
 

Six months to two months prior to the application deadline

Begin preparation on Statement of Purpose and c.v.
Identify and approach individuals to serve as recommenders for your application
Ensure test date allows for scores to arrive prior to the FIRM December 15 deadline
 

One to two months prior to the application deadline

Begin ApplyTexas application
Coordinate submission of application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation
Monitor status of application materials by regularly monitoring MyStatus
Apply for FLAS (December 15 deadline)
 

January

Complete the FAFSA
 

 

Admissions Process and Notifications

 

Early to mid-February

Admissions decisions will be conveyed to applicants via MyStatus
Funding decisions will be conveyed to applicants via email
 

April 15; Midnight (FIRM DEADLINE)

Deadline to accept or decline admissions and funding offers.*
In the event of no indication from the application, admissions and funding offers will be rescinded on April 16. 
  

Important Dates and Processing Times

December 15; midnight
ApplyTexas and Application Materials Deadline; firm deadline.

mid to late January  
Admissions and Funding Committee collectively review applications. 

February  
Applicants are notified of Admissions and Funding Decisions.
*Please note that the funding committee considers applications for any funding opportunities that become available after their initial meeting. They will notify selected students at that time. 

April 15; midnight 

Deadline for applicants granted admission to notify CDMES of their decision.

April - August

Please note that funding opportunities do become available after the April 15th deadline. The Department and Center will communicate these opportunities. 


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