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 The Graduate Student Handbook holds rules and guidelines for the program, as well as resources for current students. The handbook is issued yearly.




Prelim Course Transfer Request Forms (Docusign Powerforms)

Prior to initiating the prelim course transfer request form, make sure to have the syllabus ready to upload and email the graduate coordinator to get the access verification code for the form you would like to initiate.




new Graduate Students

Welcome to the UT Austin Department of Mathematics. We are delighted to have you join our department!

The Graduate Adviser advises all PhD students by phone/zoom meeting prior to registration for classes for the Fall semester. Actuarial students will be advised by Dr. Mark Maxwell. Note that this schedule for advising is only applicable to new graduate students.  Advising for current students occurs at a different time.

A very important part of your early Ph.D. program will be the preliminary exams.  Please review this section carefully and be prepared to discuss any questions or concerns you may have during advising. Make yourself familiar with the Student handbook.

Doctoral students are required to review the degree plan for the program during the first week of starting the program .

For detailed information on the various forms of financial support offered by the department, see the Financial Information page.

All new graduate students are required to attend the Department's New Graduate Student Orientation and complete any onboarding that is required for employment.



U.S. immigration rules and regulations can be very complex. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will help you navigate these complexities throughout your time at UT. They maintain an excellent website to address the needs of international students. 

There are many tasks to take care of before you arrive to study in a different country. the Pre-Arrival Checklist for Students will help you make sure you remember some of the most important ones. After you arrive in the U.S. you will have to complete a New Student Check-In. You will not be able to register for classes until you complete that process (this will show up as an "I bar" if you try to register prior to completing the New Student Check-In).

The University of Texas Board of Regents requires that all international students enrolled at UT in a visa status of F or J have health insurance (including those applying for F or J status). For this reason, enrollment in the AcademicBlue UT Student Health Insurance Plan is automatic at the time of registration, and the cost of the policy is included in the student’s tuition and fee bill.

Students may be eligible to waive the cost of the AcademicBlue student health insurance plan if they are able to present a comparable plan in accordance with the UT Board of Regents waiver policy. For additional information, including waiver eligibility, process, and deadlines, please see Insurance Waivers.

International students that work will need to apply for an Social Security Number. More information on eligibility and how to apply here

If you do not currently have a Social Security Number (SSN) and are not currently eligible for an SSN (i.e. you do not have employment), you will need to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to facilitate payment for scholarships and/or to file your U.S. tax return. More info here



Some international students may be required to take an English screening test before being allowed to register (this will show up as a "J bar" when you try to register).

To be eligible for a TA or AI appointment, international students must receive the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) English certification.  You will have schedule and pass an Oral English Assesment and workshop.  For more information on scheduling and preparing for the exam, visit the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) website.