Application Deadlines

When should you complete an application?

Application deadlines vary by graduate program. Reviewing our How to Apply instructions and admissions processing timelines can help you plan for the timeframe between application submission and receiving an admission decision.

Some graduate programs admit students to all entry terms (Fall, Winter, and Summer) while others limit admission to select terms. Various programs may offer seven or fourteen week course options for the Summer term. See below for guidelines. For more details, please refer to our academic calendar.

The following terms are available to apply: Winter 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Winter 2025. If you would like to receive a notification when a future term application becomes available, please be sure you have completed a request for information form for your intended start term. 

Programs With Hard Deadlines and Limited Admit Terms

Select programs review applications with hard deadlines, requiring the online application and all supplemental items to be received by the posted deadline in order to be considered for admission. 

College of Engineering and Computer Science:

The following CECS doctoral programs only admit for the Fall (deadline of February 1)  and Winter Term (deadline of August 1)

The following CECS doctoral programs only admit for the Fall Term, with a deadline of February 1

College of Education, Health, and Human Services:

The following CEHHS programs only admit for the Fall Term, with a deadline of March 15

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters:

The following CASL program only admits for the Fall Term, with a deadline of March 15

Programs With Rolling Admissions

All other graduate programs not listed above operate on a rolling admissions basis, meaning a file can be routed for admission consideration once complete. We recommend all required documents be submitted by the posted advisory deadline in order to receive an admission decision for your preferred term and have ample time for post-admission planning before the start of the term. Programs with rolling admissions will continue to accept applications and supporting materials beyond the advisory deadline.

Those submitting an application or supplemental materials beyond the posted advisory deadline should note our admissions processing timelines to help you plan for the timeframe to receive an admission decision. Applicants with non-U.S. postsecondary academic history should allow for time to submit transcripts to an accepted third-party service for a course-by-course evaluation or to allow additional time for an internal review. For more information on this requirement, please review our How to Apply Instructions

For deadline information for non-degree programs (Graduate Certificates, Graduate Guest, Graduate Non-Candidate for Degree), please refer to the Non-Degree Application Procedures

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