APRIL 6, 2020 — To best accommodate graduate program applicants, in consultation with all UTSA colleges and with the approval of the University of Texas System, The Graduate School will temporarily suspend consideration of the following materials for admission to its graduate programs until further notice:
UTSA was the first institution in Texas to waive test scores and accept unofficial transcripts. In the absence of test scores and official transcripts, graduate admission committees will holistically review each application and temporarily modify the weights applied to the remaining admission criteria.
“During this unprecedented and extraordinary time, we have decided to take steps to ensure that students are unimpeded in their path toward a graduate degree,” said Ambika Mathur, vice provost and dean of The Graduate School. “However, our same overarching goal will be maintained—to admit students whose application materials demonstrate a likelihood to be successful in the graduate program and, ultimately, in their chosen career.”
The Graduate School is also working with UTSA’s academic programs to auto-admit UTSA undergraduates who meet program-determined admissions criteria.
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