This information is curated specifically for graduate students preparing for the 2020–21 school year.

Diagnostic Exams for Incoming Students

Theory and History Diagnostic exams are postponed until January. In other words, you will not be taking the general Theory and History diagnostic exams prior to Fall 2020. Students will be required to complete them at a later date (TBA), likely in January, prior to the 2021 Spring Semester. One exception: Jazz students will be contacted individually by a member of the Jazz faculty for a specialized diagnostic exam that will be taken this Fall, August 17-20.

Graduate Coordinator Changes

All graduate students both new and continuing should contact Dan Seriff for all advising concerns. Marina Martinez will take over this role on September 8. 

Registration Updates

  • Incoming graduate student registration opens August 21st.
  • Dan Seriff will be available for registration troubleshooting (e.g. advising bars, restricted courses). If you are unfamiliar with the registration procedure at UT, or need a quick refresh, see this video: Registration at UT
  • The Registrar has extended the current and continuing graduate student registration access period to July 23—July 31. Current and continuing graduate students should use this time to make all necessary changes to their Fall 2020 schedules. (Please contact your area-specific graduate counselor if you are unsure about individual degree requirements.)
  • If you do not register before the first-class day, you will incur a $25 late registration fee. Students are able to make registration changes on their own August 26th – 31st (you will not be billed for making changes equal to the number of hours you have already registered for). Students who haven’t registered or paid their tuition after August 31st will incur a $50 late registration fee

Applying to Graduate in Summer 2020

Students registered in absentia for summer 2020 must resolve all grades by the August 14th deadline. A completed thesis, report, dissertation, or treatise must also be uploaded to the Texas Digital Library database and all additional required pages must be submitted to GradStudentSvcs@austin.utexas.edu by 3pm on August 14th or you will not be eligible for summer 2020 graduation.