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 Fall only. 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.

Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Winter 2024 are available to apply! 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. DEng applicants with non-U.S. postsecondary academic history should allow for time to submit transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for a Course-by-Course Evaluation Report.

College of Education, Health, and Human Services:

The following CEHHS programs only admit for the Fall Term, with a deadline of March 15. Applicants with non-U.S. postsecondary academic history should allow for time to submit transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for a Course-by-Course Evaluation Report.

Early Childhood Education (MA) currently admits on a rolling basis through Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 admit terms. Effective 2024, this program will move to a hard-deadline cohort model of admissions review that only admits for the Fall Term. To start in this program in 2024 or beyond, the application deadline will be March 15.

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters:

The following CASL program only admits for the Fall Term, with a deadline of March 15. Applicants with non-U.S. postsecondary academic history should allow for time to submit transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for a Course-by-Course Evaluation Report.

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 deadline in order to receive an admission decision for your preferred 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 Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for a Course-by-Course Evaluation Report.

The final day to submit a new application is generally two weeks prior to the start of classes. 

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

Domestic Applicants (Rolling Admissions):

The following deadlines have been established for applicants that do not require a student visa:

Fall Term - August 1
Winter Term -  December 1
Summer Term - April 1

Final Day to Submit Summer 2023 Graduate Degree Application: April 19

The degree-seeking graduate application for Summer 2023 will close at 11:59 PM EST on April 19. Exceptions beyond this deadline must have the approval of the program director. All supplemental items must be submitted for an exception to be considered. 

International Applicants (Rolling Admissions):

The following deadlines have been established for international applicants requiring a student visa and applicants with transcripts from outside the U.S. to allow adequate time for transcript evaluation and processing of student visas. Applicants with non-U.S. postsecondary academic history should allow for time to submit transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for a Course-by-Course Evaluation Report.

Fall Term - May 1
Winter Term -  September 1
Summer Term - January 1

There are separate deadlines set by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) in order to have a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20/DS-2019) issued. Applicants outside of the U.S. must have an admission decision by the OIA deadline (Deadlines for Required Certificate of Eligibility Documentation).  Files without a decision by this date will be administratively canceled. Consideration deferrals may be requested for eligible applications to update your application term.

Applicants who intend to study on a student visa are required to attend full-time (generally equivalent to 3 graduate courses). Due to limited course offerings in the summer term, the following programs do not admit international applicants for the summer term: 

  • Accounting (MSA) 
  • Dual Degree: Accounting (MSA)/Finance (MSF) 
  • Artificial Intelligence (MS) 
  • Automotive Systems Engineering (MSE)
  • Bioengineering (MSE)
  • Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Dual Degree: Business Administration (MBA)/Finance (MSF) 
  • Dual Degree: Business Administration (MBA)/Health Services Administration (Ann Arbor) 
  • Dual Degree: Business Administration (MBA)/Industrial and Systems Engineering (MSE)
  • Dual Degree: Business Administration (MBA)/Information Systems (MS) 
  • Dual Degree: Business Administration (MBA)/Supply Chain Management (MS) 
  • Business Analytics (MS) 
  • Computer and Information Science (MS)
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (MS) 
  • Data Science (MS)
  • Environmental Science (MS) 
  • Finance (MSF) 
  • Human Centered Design and Engineering (MS)
  • Information Systems (MS) 
  • Marketing (MS) 
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) 
  • Mechanical Engineering (MSE)
  • Software Engineering (MS)
  • Supply Chain Management (MS) 

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