Graduate Admission Procedures

The Graduate Division is responsible for accepting application materials for all graduate programs not administered by the College of Pharmacy. The Graduate Division screens each application for minimum qualifications and distributes completed applications to each respective program for decision of acceptance or rejection. The admissions committee within individual programs will make the final decision on applications that meet minimum university qualifications.

For programs with summer or fall semester initial enrollment, the priority application deadline for receipt of all application documents varies by program, and ranges between December 1 and January 15. Applications that are complete as of the program’s specific priority deadline receive priority consideration for acceptance. The application deadline for spring semester admission, if appropriate, is November 1. Applications received after the priority deadlines will be considered on a space available basis. Each applicant will be notified of receipt of the application. Incomplete applications will be held in the Graduate Division until complete and ready for review by the graduate program. Applications that remain incomplete at the end of the selection process will be labeled as “incomplete,” and applicants will be denied admission. Applicants will be notified of this action. Specific priority deadlines are posted under the program’s Checklist and on the Graduate Division home page.

Official notification of acceptance or rejection generally is mailed by the Graduate Division between January 1 and May 30 for summer and fall admission. For spring admission, notification is generally mailed between November 15 and December 15. Applicants should not make definite arrangements to attend the University until they receive formal notice of acceptance from the Graduate Division.

Evaluation of transcripts of international students and of non-traditional grading will be done at the program level if the applicant meets other minimum qualifications. The Graduate Division and Office of Admissions will help with interpreting unusual grading practices and other special cases.