Incoming Students

Information for New Graduate Students Fall 2014

Welcome to the Computer Science Department at The University of Texas at Austin! You were admitted to our program because we believe you will be a future star in the field of computer science, and we are very honored to have you join our department!

Below are very important dates and useful information. Links are embedded in the checklists you can download at the bottom of this page to provide you with additional information and answer your questions. We encourage you to use these links. If you do not find the information you need, please contact the CS Graduate Office.

June 3  All new international students can schedule their Immigration and Briefing check-in (IBC) with the International Office. New international students MUST check-in with the international office prior to registration on August 23.
August 15  International Office New Student Orientation Texas Union, Ballroom, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  (Attendance is highly recommended.)
August 18, 20, and 26 New CS graduate student information sessions in GDC 5.302 on August 18, 20, and 26 from 1:30 - 2:30.  Be sure to attend one of these sessions to have questions answered and pick up or submit paperwork.  While I'll be happy to follow up with you after you have attended an information session, I will be unable to assist you until you do this.  No prior sign up is necessary.  Just come to whichever session works for your schedule.  I'll mark your attendance at that time.
August 22

Registration for New Graduate Students. Tuition and Fees MUST be paid by September 2 at 5 p.m.  See your Registration Information Sheet: and 2 - 3:30, WCH 1.120 College of Natural Sciences Orientation

August 25 8 - 2 Office of Graduate Studies - New Graduate Student Orientation,
August 26  Department Orientation begins at 9:30 a.m. in GDC 2.216 (Auditorium).
August 27 Classes begin.
Sept. 2 Tuition and Fees MUST be paid before 5 p.m.


PhD: Incoming PhD students need to send their proposed course schedule to Dr. Alvisi via email for approval by August 15. The advising bar will not be removed until Dr. Alvisi notifies the CS Graduate Office of his approval.  All PhD students must register for CS 398T their first fall semester. CS 398T does not count towards your degree hours but does count towards your required 9 hours of registration.

Masters: There is no formal advising for masters students. The advising bar will be cleared prior to registration. Please direct any questions to the CS Graduate Office.

For all students:

Download the checklists (not updated for Fall 2014 yet) which apply to you. We have provided both embedded links and URLs to each site.