Ut Dallas Admissions Essay Editing

Application Process

  1. Complete the online application through ApplyTexas.org.
  2. Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee or waive this fee by attending Scholars’ Day or by submitting an approved SAT/ACT fee waiver.
  3. Submit your official SAT or ACT scores to UT Dallas: the SAT code is 6897 and ACT code is 4243.
  4. Request an official high school transcript to be sent electronically or mailed in a sealed envelope to the following address:

The University of Texas at Dallas
Office of Admission and Enrollment
800 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

International Freshman Applicants

See additional documentation requirements.

Veteran and Military-Affiliated Freshman Applicants

See the Veteran and Military-Affiliated Student Checklist.

Optional Steps

  • Submit essay Topic A, B, or C on the ApplyTexas application.
  • Submit supplementary resume, letters of recommendation, and/or essay by postal mail or log in to your Galaxy account and upload them to the Supplemental Admission Docs folder in the Admissions Forms Folder. The application cover letter must accompany all supplementary documents submitted by mail.
  • Submit official college transcripts for dual credit courses.
  • Submit official AP test scores.
  • Submit any residency documentation using the Residency Document Submission folder in your Galaxy account under the Admissions Form Folder.

Application Fees and Deadlines


  • The non-refundable application fee is $50 for applications submitted on or before the regular application deadline or $125 for applications submitted after the regular application deadline.
  • Freshman applicants can pay their fees using the ApplyTexas Application website or, if their application has already been submitted, through the UT Dallas Marketplace.
  • Applicants with international academic documents will be assessed an additional international credential evaluation fee of $50.
  • Submit qualifying application fee waivers (SAT, ACT, NACAC, and/or proof of military service) in the App Fee Waiver Submission folder in your Galaxy account under the Admissions Form Folder.


  • UT Dallas encourages all students to submit their application and complete their files as early as possible. An application file is considered “complete” for review when official academic transcripts, test scores, and the ApplyTexas application are received.
  • Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. During peak application periods, it can take four to six weeks for an application file to be reviewed.
  • Applications completed after the regular deadline will continue to be processed, but applicants may not receive a decision in time to avoid late class registration.

Deadlines for All Freshmen


Priority Application Deadline*

Regular Application Deadline**

Fall Full-TermJanuary 15May 1
Spring Full-TermMay 15October 1
Summer (All Sessions)October 15March 1

*Complete application files received by the priority deadline will receive early review for admission and scholarship purposes.

**All complete application files received by the regular deadline will be reviewed for a decision.

For an application to be considered complete, all supporting documents and transcripts must be postmarked on or before the deadline.

More information regarding regular and late registration is available on the academic calendar.

You have an opportunity to gain entrance into the educational program you desire, but what do you include in your admissions essay to really capture your audience? Your graduate program admissions essay will land in the hands of an admissions officer. He or she will spend five minutes reading it. Then, the decision is made. Will your admissions essay strike the right response? If you incorporate these key tips, it will. These are the expectations of EMBA program admissions counselors.

No. 1: It Must Be Flawless

Accuracy, detail and exceptional grammar matter. Aim to provide a clear message. Keep it clean, though. You will want to spend the time working on each sentence to ensure it properly reflects the statement you are trying to make. This is not a blog post. Aim for your best paper yet.

No. 2: Reflect on Your Personal and Professional Self

Your essay should communicate who you are and what your goals are. Incorporate aspects of your personal life as well as your professional life. What have you accomplished? What are your goals for this program? It is important to show why this program will benefit your life in total. Your admissions counselor wants to get to know you. In most schools, the only way he or she can do that initially is through your essay. Does it provide a clear introduction to who you are and what makes you tick? Here is a trick: When you want to speak about a specific cause, discuss how it is important to you personally.

No. 3: Keep It Concise

Remember, your EMBA admissions counselor has about five minutes to read your essay. Keeping it to the point is important. Most often, this document needs to offer an introduction, dive into who you are, and showcase why you are a good fit. Do not overdo it. Longer is not necessarily better. Can you convey the message in a shorter sentence? Then, do so.

No. 4: Why Are You Interested? What Are You Offering?

The goal of your essay is to convince the admissions counselor for the Executive MBA program of two things. First, you need to say specifically why you are interested in the program. Again, keep this focused. Why is this school the best choice? Why is this program the best one for you? To impress, dive deep into the curriculum to find something that helps this school to stand out from others.

Second, convince the reader that you have plenty to bring to the table. What are you going to contribute? Since most MBA programs are research-heavy, you will want to discuss what you would like to do and be a part of. What skills, interests and insight can you offer?

No. 5: Show Passion

This is the most important component here. You must show you are passionate about your field, the program or something else in your life that links back to the EMBA. Do not just write a sentence stating that this is your passion. Instead, tell what your passion is and why. Show how it matters to you and aligns with the program.

Are You Ready to Enroll?

To learn more about the Executive MBA program and the Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas, please fill out this form or email pamela.fosterbrady@utdallas.edu.


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