Graduate School Support
A large number of AES recipients either begin their academic careers at UT Dallas on track to graduate early by applying AP, IB, or dual credit earned in high school or they intend to accelerate their undergraduate degree completion. The AES Program awards eight funded semesters. Per the Graduate Usage Policy, recipients who complete their undergraduate degree before exhausting all eight semesters of AES funding eligibility, may request to apply their remaining semesters of AES support toward graduate studies at UT Dallas. AES funds may not be applied towards a second baccalaureate degree, post-baccalaureate, or graduate certificate.
To apply AES semesters of eligibility to graduate school at UT Dallas, graduate matriculation must occur the long semester immediately following undergraduate completion, students must meet the AES requirements as an undergraduate, and enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student must receive approval from the AES Program during their final undergraduate semester by submitting the Graduate Usage Form.
This funding opportunity encourages recipients to pursue advanced degrees, while receiving merit-based support from the university. During the 2015 academic year, the AES Program supported the graduate school matriculation of more than 83 AES recipients using the AES Graduate Usage Policy.