Graduate Application Process

Applicants are responsible for submitting all materials required for admission. These items include, but are not limited to, the following: application for admission, application-processing fee, transcripts, standardized exam scores, letters of recommendation, and any supplemental material required by the department and/or program. While certification of finances forms (international applicants only) may be submitted during the application process, the documents are forwarded directly to the Center for International Studies and are not used to determine academic admissibility. All application materials, unless otherwise specified, should be provided electronically at the time of submitting the on-line application for admission to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Only those application materials required by specific programs not available for electronic submission can be submitted in hard-copy format to the Office of Graduate Admissions or to the academic program. These items must be received prior to the deadline.

An applicant wishing to defer an application to a subsequent semester may submit a one-time request to the Office of Graduate Admissions, as long as the request occurs prior to the start of the original semester of matriculation. After the original semester of matriculation has begun, the applicant must submit a new application and application fee to be considered for admission to a future semester. Deferred applications are referred to the department for reconsideration and a new admissions recommendation.

The College of Graduate Studies will refuse admission to applicants whose files are incomplete after the beginning of the semester of expected matriculation and when the applicants have not requested deferrals to future semesters. The application and supporting documents become the property of the University and cannot be returned or forwarded elsewhere.