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.


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:


Check on these step-by-step videos to assist you through the admissions process, including: how to navigate the Graduate School website, how to navigate the Applicant Portal, submitting your official transcripts, applying for financial aid and scholarships, and details on writing a thesis or a dissertation.


Your first step is to submit your online graduate school application using the new WTAMU Applicant Portal. Next, you will need to send in your application materials to complete your admissions package.

After submitting your application, you can check the status of your application by visiting the Returning User Login page. 

Note: Applicants to our MS Communication Disorders program need to review the program website instructions and then submit an application through the CSDCAS system. Do not submit an application through the "WTAMU Applicant Portal.” 

If at any time you have questions concerning the application process or submission of materials, please contact us.

Navigating the Applicant Portal

Submit the Graduate School Application  

First, you should complete and submit your application using the new WTAMU Applicant Portal

  • Applications for graduate admissions require a non-refundable application fee ($55)
  • Applications for International admissions require a non-refundable application fee ($90)

To check the status of your application, please visit Returning User Login.

Current or Former WT Students

  • To apply for Graduate School, you will need to register for our new WTAMU Applicant Portal as a new user (if your last WT application was submitted before spring 2021).
  • Note: Your credentials to access the Applicant Portal are not the same as the login and password you use for Buff Advisor.

International Students

Completing the Graduate School Application


Submit Transcripts  
Submit Program Admission Documents  



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.

NOTE: Applicants applying for the 2021 academic year, may log in to the WTAMU Applicant Portal for regular updates to your admissions status and to upload missing documents.

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