1. Complete the ApplyTexas application. Detailed instructions for submitting your application can be found here. (Please note: it can take up to 3 days after submitting the ApplyTexas application to receive access to MyStatus, where you will be able to upload supporting documents. For this reason, we recommend submitting your ApplyTexas application at least a week in advance of the deadline. If you do not receive the email with your EID and temporary password after 3 business days, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions.)

  2. Pay the application fee. Application fee waivers for eligible applicants may be available here. Applicants who apply to both the New Writers Project and the Michener Center for Writers do not need to pay the application fee twice. When submitting their second application, applicants should select the option that says “I will pay The University of Texas at Austin directly, outside of ApplyTexas.” Once the second application has processed, the graduate school will automatically waive the application fee. 

  3. Upload your supplemental materials. After you submit your application and pay the fee, you will receive an email that includes instructions on how to access MyStatus, including your UT EID and temporary password. During peak periods, it can take up to 3 days to receive your EID. Using your EID and temporary password, log into MyStatus and upload the required materials (i.e. writing sample, personal statement, transcripts). Your application is not complete until you have uploaded your supporting materials. You will track your application progress, and accept and decline admissions, through MyStatus.

Due to the high number of applications, the English Office cannot confirm the receipt of individual items. Applicants should check MyStatus to see admissions decisions and to confirm that all application materials are successfully uploaded.

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    Department of English
    204 W 21st Street B5000
    Austin, Texas, 78712-1164
    (512) 471-4991