I'm In - Now What?
Once the preliminary application form and non-refundable deposit have been received, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from our staff with more details and directions, as well as links to the remaining forms that must be sent to us. Please note that while the deposit is not refundable, the amount WILL be applied to your total tuition and fees! Please follow the directions and timelines closely, and note that all correspondence will take place electronically. It is crucial that you check your spam filters to insure that you are receiving e-mail from us!
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Click below to begin application:
(Note: only the parent/legal guardian may initiate the registration-- students may not register themselves)
- Preliminary Application Fee $250 (Non-refundable first payment credited to full program cost; do this first!! Remaining payment is not due until June 1)
- Parents/guardians must agree to terms and conditions for application to become active (as part of the preliminary application). Please note that enrolled students cannot legally agree to the terms and conditions and as a result may not self-enroll.
- Additional forms will be sent electronically after the preliminary application has been received and processed
- STUDENTS: Go ahead and create your UT EID if you have not previously made one using the EID CREATION LINK
Checks should be made out to UTNIF and may be mailed to:
Dept. of Communication Studies
2504A Whitis Ave. (A1105)
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712
Received checks will be credited directly to the student's account on the registration site. Please remember all relevant fees. No application will be considered without payment of the non-refundable pre-application fee, which will be applied to the final tuition amounts. Placements are made on a first-come first-served basis until we reach capacity. After June 1, please call to check availability as dorm spaces may be filled.
A $50 refundable cash room key/room fines deposit (no checks) will be due at registration. Deposits will be returned once any and all library charges and room charges are cleared, generally in two to three weeks after the conclusion of the UTNIF camps, but we can not guarantee a return until we have been able to process all bills from library and the dormitories.
Students will of course want to have money for sodas, pizza, magazines, handbooks, UT apparel, possibly an institute T-shirt, and supplies such as pens, paper, tape, file folders, expandos, interp binders, and boxes for filing, etc. We encourage students to bring computers, laptops, printers, etc. Students will be responsible for any copying of articles, scripts, and books necessary to complete their assignments (approx. and $30-$45 per oratory and interp student, and $50-$80 per debate and extemp student depending on how diligent they are in their work habits) and any and all library fines incurred.
Arrival, departure, and what to bring:
Registration will be on the 11th floor of the Castilian Dormitory on your program start date from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. There is no early registration. Late registration can be arranged for you if necessary. Please let us know if you will be arriving late and send us any pertinent flight information.
If you must arrive or depart on different dates than indicated in your program, please let us know so that we can alert our staff.
The UTNIF cannot provide transportation to and from the airport (this is a University rule and is non-negotiable). It is about a twenty minute cab ride from the airport to the Castilian Dormitories. For convenience, we recommend that you take Supershuttle--call them at (512) 258-3826 or at www.supershuttle.com to make a reservation. Be advised that non-commuting students driving personal vehicles to the workshop must relinquish their keys to the dorm staff upon registering for the institute and are not permitted to drive while the institute is in session. Parking is available for $7 a day and must be arranged in advance. Contact us if you need to arrange for this option.
Stuff to bring
Students will need to bring their own sheets (extra long twin), blankets, pillows, towels, cell phones, alarm clock, etc. Students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to bring their own laptops, small computers, compact printers, etc.— Wi-Fi connections are available in dorm rooms and dormitory common areas. Students will also be given Wi-Fi connectivity on the UT campus. Students will be responsible for their own copying of articles and books necessary to complete their assignments (approx. $50 to $75 per student, depending on how diligent they are in their work habits) and any and all library fines incurred if applicable. On site laundry facilities are available in the dormitory at reasonable cost. Students will want to have money for bottled water, sodas, pizza, UT apparel, institute T-shirts, and supplies. Also, commuting students will need to bring money for meals or a sack lunch, as they are not included in the commuter price. Students staying in the dormitories will receive 3 meals a day on weekdays and at least two meals a day on weekends. It will be HOT! So bring appropriate clothing. Students enrolled in Individual Events should plan to bring one set of tournament style attire for the final showcase of events.