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Application Deadlines

Admission is for a specific semester. If you do not enter that semester, your application and materials will remain on file for one year. After that time, you must repeat the application process. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions if you want to change the entry term. Some programs may have restrictions on entry terms.

Departmental Deadlines

All applicants, both domestic and international, should consult with their program regarding department application deadlines and start dates. Department application deadlines may supersede Graduate School admission deadlines. Students seeking to earn a graduate certificate must be admitted to the program prior to completing 6 credit hours toward the certificate.

Domestic Applicants

Domestic applicants may apply up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the desired term of entry, unless the program to which you are applying has an earlier deadline. However, application materials must be complete to be considered for admission. Check with the program to which you are applying to see if they have an earlier deadline.

International Applicants

All international applicants intending to enroll with VISA types F and J must follow the deadlines below. International applicants intending to enroll with other VISA types may be eligible to apply after the deadlines noted below and should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for more information.

Term Deadline File Completion Deadline
Fall February 1 May 15
Spring June 15 October 1
Summer October 15 February 15

There are two deadlines for each term. The first deadline is when the initial application must be submitted online, provided the department has no earlier deadline. By the file completion deadline, admission must be granted and all documents required to obtain a student visa must be submitted to the Center for Global Engagement.