Apply Texas: Customizing the ApplyTexas Application Using Executive Functions

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The session will explore the tools available to individuals responsible for setting up the application for graduate study via ApplyTexas.org. We will discuss the flexibility that is available by using Custom Questions, Custom Essays, Optional Modules and other functions. We can also try to answer questions like, “Why does the Graduate Application ask about high school graduation?”

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Reyes Perez
Assistant Director of Graduate & International Admissions
University of Texas at Austin

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Apply Texas: Customizing the ApplyTexas Application Using Executive Functions

  1. 1. Reyes R. Perez Assistant Director of Admissions The University of Texas at Austin 6/13/2014TxGAP Summer Institute
  2. 2. • Legislative Mandate • SB150 (1997) • THECB • ApplyTexas Advisory Committee
  3. 3.  ApplyTexas Admin Site:  https://admin.applytexas.org/  ApplyTexas Test Site:  https://www.applytexas.org/test/adappc/gen /c_start.WBX  ApplyTexas Live Site:  https://www.applytexas.org/
  4. 4.  Deadlines, Fees, Application Message  Optional Modules  App Fee, Essay Submission Instructions
  5. 5.  App Fee, Deadlines  Degree Types  Areas of Specialization
  6. 6.  Question length: maximum of 10 80- character lines  Formats ◦ Text Answer (3200 character text box) ◦ One-line Text Answer (80 character text box) ◦ Multiple Choice, Single Answer Radio Buttons ◦ Multiple Choice, Single Answer Select Menu ◦ Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer Check Boxes ◦ No Input  Select a different module to display the question
  7. 7.  An existing department specific custom question can be copied to other majors within the same college.
  8. 8.  Question length: maximum 20 80-character lines  Answer length: maximum 120 80-character lines
  9. 9.  Search for Admissions Applications ◦ search by application ID ◦ search by last name, first name, date of birth ◦ search by semester and application status within a date range ◦ search by semester and school or school/major within a date range
  10. 10.  If you have a suggestion, start with the ApplyTexas admin on your campus.  Changes to the application are authorized by the Coordinating Board & the ApplyTexas Advisory Committee. (http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid= 5E66EC8E-97D4-604F-5DA8318C7B88A5A1)
  11. 11.  Reyes R. Perez  Assistant Director of Admissions  The University of Texas at Austin  reyes.perez@austin.utexas.edu  (512) 475-7425

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