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Graduate School Application and Admission

Graduate School
Application and Admission Steps
The Graduate School is committed to promoting graduate study at West Texas A&M University. Our Graduate School academic advisors serve as liaisons for all prospective graduate students. We are happy to assist you with any questions that you may have.

Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: Graduate School is closely monitoring the current coronavirus pandemic. Our admission process for the summer and fall 2020 semesters is proceeding normally. We remain committed to you and your choice to apply to West Texas A&M University.

Explore

With over forty graduate programs, your first critical step is to determine the program best suited for your educational and career goals.

Prepare

Some admission requirements apply to all graduate applicants, but often, there are program specific requirements that you must also submit. Please take time to review the program’s admission requirements and deadlines before you begin the application process.

For International applicants:

Apply

Graduate students who want to apply to WTAMU and take advantage of the waived application fee, should apply before August 15, 2020. Please use the WTAMU Graduate School Application and select “fee waiver” for your payment type.

Once you have prepared your application materials, you should submit your online graduate school application and application materials. If at any time you have questions concerning the application process or submission of materials, please contact us.

Submit the Graduate School Application  

First, you should complete and submit your application to the Graduate School. To do so, you should complete only one of the following applications:

Fall 2020 Applicants

The Texas Common Application (Choose to apply using the Grad U.S. application) 
- or -
The WTAMU Graduate School Application

Spring 2021 Applicants

The Texas Common Application (Choose to apply using the Grad U.S. application) 

NOTE: International applicants should apply to Graduate School through the International Student Office

  • Applications for graduate admissions require a non-refundable application fee ($40)
  • Applications for International admissions require a non-refundable application fee ($90)
Submit Transcripts  
Submit Program Admission Documents  

 

Decision

After you have submitted your graduate school application, you will receive an acknowledgement email with your Buffalo Gold Card Number. This number will serve as your student identification number. You will receive both email and letter correspondence detailing any missing documentation required to complete your application.

After you have submitted all of your admissions documents, we will send your application to the program for review. Please await your admissions decision, but feel free to check your application status with us. For most programs, the wait time after your application is submitted for review is approximately three weeks, but this can vary depending on the program.

If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, want to inquire about outstanding application materials, or you would like to receive an update of your application status, you can contact us.

Additional Information

Updates
Application Fee Waived

Graduate students who want to apply to WTAMU and take advantage of the waived application fee, should apply before August 15, 2020. Please use the WTAMU Graduate School Application and select “fee waiver” for your payment type.

 Family Scholarship Program

We want to honor and thank families sending multiple family members to West Texas A&M University. To do this, we are providing a scholarship to families who have more than two members from the same household attending WTAMU at the same time.

The third tuition of equal or lesser value will be given as a scholarship which will be divided equally between each of the three family members. A family will be defined by the Admissions Office and the Financial Aid Office. For more information, visit:
student-support/scholarships/family-scholarship-program.

Federal Need-Based Aid

WT graduate students may also be eligible to receive federal need-based aid and are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To see if you qualify, visit: https://www.wtamu.edu/student-support/financial-fafsa.aspx.