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Admissions Team Blog

A guide to the admissions process for the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. 

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Incoming students listen to Austin Mayor Steve Adler during the 2019 orientation


The one with FAQs

By Gwen Kelso, Graduate Coordinator

(Nov. 30, 2021) — Hello again.

It's hard to believe how quickly this year has flown by! As we rapidly approach our first admission deadline, I thought I would address some of the most frequently asked questions of the 2022 season.



Team LBJ at the 2019 NASPAA Crisis Simulation


The one for international applicants

By Gwen Kelso, Graduate Coordinator

(Nov. 23, 2021) — Hello, and welcome to Post No. 3 — the one for our international applicants.

Every year, the LBJ School welcomes a number of international students to campus. I hope this short blog will help you navigate your way through the admissions process.



LBJ second-year students at the welcome back celebration Oct. 14, 2021


The one about transcripts

(Nov. 19, 2021) — Hello from the LBJ School Office of Student Affairs and Admissions. It’s that time of year when our office receives a number of questions about transcripts.

Let me start here – don't worry. It's not nearly as complicated as you may initially think. All of your questions can be answered on the UT Austin Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) website under "Transcripts."

Having said that…



Incoming students show off their new LBJ School T-shirts at Gone to Texas 2021


Join us for our Open House Nov. 5, 2021

LBJ Graduate Coordinator Gwen Kelso(Oct. 28, 2021) — My name is Gwen, I am a Graduate Coordinator here at the LBJ School. I've been here for a little over four years now and have had the great privilege to engage with prospective students throughout the admission season. This year, my office, the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions, has decided to launch an Admissions Blog to address some of your most frequently asked questions. Throughout the admissions cycle, I will contribute helpful content, so check back here often for more tips. If you don't find an answer to your question, feel free to email and I will be happy to assist you.

Here at the LBJ School, we receive many emails with prospective student questions. To launch this 2022 admissions blog, I thought I would highlight a few of the most frequently asked questions. As I mentioned above, I will continue to add content throughout the season, so be sure to check back often.