Check each academic program for their specific application deadline dates. The Graduate College does not have posted application deadlines, however, to ensure ample processing time we suggest you submit your application to the Graduate College by the following dates:
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Resident Applicants: Check posted department deadlines.
- December 1 for Fall (August) semester enrollment of the following year.
- June 1 for Spring (January) semester enrollment of the following year.
- Check posted department deadlines as some departments may have earlier deadlines for international students.
Prospective students may apply and submit required documents up to one year in advance. Note that admission for international students is more lengthy due to the evaluation of foreign credentials, issuance of visa documents, and the time needed to process the visa itself through the U.S. Consulate or Embassy in the student's home country.
Some departments admit graduate students only once a year, in the Fall, others admit both in the Fall and the Spring and still other programs may begin only in the Summer. Please consult the Program Descriptions for specific departmental application deadlines.
Application fees are non-refundable, thus we request that you verify posted deadlines and requirements prior to submitting an application.