University of Texas at Austin Updates

This message is from Wendy Combs:

Welcome back to the start of a new school year! I’ll be serving as your admissions representative for The University of Texas at Austin. I look forward to working with you and your students as they work through the college exploration and application process.  I’ve included a few updates for this year below.  Please pass on to any of your colleagues I might have missed and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. 

UT Austin Events in the Northeast

I’d like to invite you and your students to one of our upcoming UT Nights, evening receptions for northeast students and their families. 

  • September 19: Westchester County UT Night (Scarsdale, NY)
  • September 27: Boston UT Night (Newton, MA)
  • October 5: Long Island UT Night (Melville, NY)
  • October 19: Central NJ UT Night (Princeton, NJ)
  • October 25: Fairfield County UT Night (Norwalk, CT)
  • October 27: NYC UT Night (New York, NY)
  • November 1: Northern NJ UT Night (Parsippany, NJ)

Registration is required so don’t forget to have your students register. For more information about all of our northeast events and to register, students should visit If students are unable to attend one of these events due to distance or otherwise, please have them contact me and I’ll be happy to assist them in another way.

Which Students are a Good Fit for UT Austin?
The out-of-state students who eventually decide to make UT Austin their home for four years want to experience the diversity that a public flagship campus with 50,000+ students from all over the world has to offer. They want to interact with students with stellar aca demic credentials (2010 out-of-state means: SAT = 1983; ACT = 30; class rank = top 16%). And they’re seeking exceptional and challenging academic experiences on a campus that offers top-ranked programs across disciplines.

New Admissions Information

The UT Austin freshman admissions application deadline is December 1 again this year. However, official test scores from any test date that arrive in the Office of Admissions by December 31 will be considered on time. All other application materials must be received in our office by December 1, including high school transcripts and letters of recommendation.

 Three of our freshman honors programs — Business Honors, Plan II and Liberal Arts Honors — have an October 15 priority deadline. The priority deadline simply encourages students to complete their honors application as early as possible.

I look forward to being your personal liaison to The University of Texas at Austin. If you or your students have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 917-297-0210 or Our web site for prospective students, Be a Longhorn, at is also a great r esource.

Hook ′em, Horns!

Wendy Combs
Regional Director – Northeast
The University of Texas at Austin

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