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Information for International Students Applying for Summer Admission

International students who will start a graduate program in the summer, for the very first time and who are not transferring from another U.S. institution or degree level, must meet full time enrollment requirements in the summer so must enroll in nine (9) hours.

International graduate students who are not required to enroll in the summer:
  • Students who are continuing their attendance at UTEP or other school.
  • Students who are transferring from another U.S. degree level and/or degree program who already had an I-20 (from UTEP or other U.S. school)

Graduate Programs


Graduate Programs
Program College/School Semester(s)
Bilingual Education (Online)/MED Education Summer 2024
Construction Management (Online)/MS Engineering Summer 2024
Construction Management Graduate Certificate (Online) Engineering Summer 2024
Defense & Strategic Studies (Online)/MDSS Liberal Arts Spring 2024 Summer 2024
Defense & Strategic Studies MOA (For participants from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy only.) Liberal Arts Summer 2024
Early Childhood Education (Online)/MED Education Summer 2024
Economics/MS Business Administration Summer 2024
Education/Diversity Equity & Social Justice (Online)/MA Education Summer 2024
Education/Linguistic Diversity & Educational Equity (Online)/MA Education Summer 2024
Education/STEM Education (Online)/MA Education Summer 2024
Fast Track Program Fast Track Program Summer 2024
Leadership Studies MOA (For participants in the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and U.S. Army Captains' Career Course only.) Liberal Arts Spring 2024 Summer 2024
Literacy Education (Online)/MED Education Summer 2024
Music - Conducting (Distance Learning)/MM Liberal Arts
Nonprofit Administration Graduate Certificate (Online) Liberal Arts Summer 2024
Professional Science/MS

You must be admitted to a College of Science graduate certificate program before you apply.

Science Summer 2024
Public Administration (Online)/MPA Liberal Arts Summer 2024
Public Administration MOA (For participants in the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and U.S. Army Captains' Career Course only.) Liberal Arts Summer 2024
School Counseling w/Special Ed Counseling Cert./MED Education Summer 2024
Special Education/MED (Bilingual Special Education) (Online) Education Summer 2024
Special Education/Social-Emotional Learning/MED Education Summer 2024
STEM Education Graduate Certificate (Online) Education Summer 2024
Systems Engineering (Online)/MS Engineering Summer 2024
Systems Engineering (Online)/MS Application resticted to AT&T cohort Engineering Summer 2024
Technical and Professional Writing (Online) Liberal Arts Summer 2024
Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Certificate (Online) Liberal Arts Summer 2024

Application Process

You may search the list in the Graduate Programs section above to find the program you're interested in. Click on the corresponding Semester(s) Available link to go to the application.

Enter the following information in the Create Account section:

A username of 6-50 characters.
Your primary email address. Do not use a shared email address. This email should be accessed by you alone.
Your first name.
Your last name.
Your current postal code.
Your date of birth in mm/dd/yyy format.  You may use the calendar function.
A password, using a minimum of six characters
Re-enter the password from the previous field.
Click on the Create Account button to start the process. You will receive a system-generated verification email within a few hours. Your account is active after it is verified. 

By creating an account, you can start your application, save and return to your application until you are ready to submit. Your application is composed of several parts, some which are determined by the program’s admission requirements and you may submit these requirements through your online application.

The University collects biographical information as part of your permanent student record. Some of the information we collect is used to determine your residency status.

The University does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. Some of the information you provide is used to determine if any additional requirements are needed to submit your application.

Some programs require that you provide one, two or three letters of recommendation.

You may register your recommenders through your application. All you need to register your recommender is name and email address. The application site will email your recommenders and notify them that they have been asked to provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. As a professional courtesy, you should notify your recommenders personally of your request, and follow up to ensure they were contacted by the application software, as sometimes those emails get lost in spam boxes.

Beyond unofficial transcripts and test scores, if applicable, you may need to upload other documents, such as a statement of purpose, a resume, or another form of document.

Prior to submitting your application, you must pass the application inspector, which checks your application for missing documents. Once you have successfully passed the inspector, you can make payment for your application by credit card or electronic check through secure checkout. Once you have submitted your application, an automated confirmation email will be sent to you, and signifies your application is on its way to the Graduate School.

U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents and Mexican Nationals are assessed a $45 application fee.

International students are assessed an $80 application fee.

If you would like to CONTINUE your application or check the status, log back into My Application.  DO NOT create a new application.

You may not be required to apply for a graduate certificate program if you are currently accepted in a Graduate or Doctoral degree program.  Contact your program for details. 

Please send required official documents (including transcripts) to:

UTEP Graduate School
Administration Bldg. Room 200
500 West University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968-0566

Instructional Video 

If you have any further questions, please contact us personally at the office, by phone at (915) 747-5491, through e-mail at