Checklist and deadlines

Apply online using the university graduate application.

Faculty from the academic program you're applying to will review your admission materials and make a decision.

Every academic program makes admission recommendations on its own schedule. Your program may make decisions as it receives applications, may hold applications until a designated date and make all decisions at one time, or may make periodic decisions. It is important to understand individual program requirements and deadlines.


Application deadlines set by your program supersede those set by the graduate school.

Graduate School recommended application deadlines

Semester Domestic students Canadian and international students
(Begins in Aug.)
Apply by June 1 Apply by May 1
(Begins in Jan.)
Apply by Oct. 1 Apply by Sept. 1
(Spring begins in May;
summer in June)
Apply by Feb. 1 Apply by Jan. 1

International applicants should allocate time for visa processing.

Monitor and update your application

You may submit required documents and check the status of your application by logging in to the application status page with your temporary username and password. Forgot your login credentials? We can resend them to you.

  • It is not possible to change the term and program of your application once it has been submitted.
  • Because applications are specific to the initial program and term selected, you must submit a new application reflecting any additional programs and terms for which you would like to be considered.
  • Any previously submitted documents will be transferred to your new application.

Automated emails notifying you that documents (e.g., official transcripts, test scores, etc.) have been added to your application will be sent as they are uploaded.

After you're accepted

You will receive an email with your admission letter that contains important information about registration, including your AccessID and Student ID. Your IDs also can be found on the application status page.

Please note: Offers of admission are made for a specific term. With the approval of the program, acceptance may be deferred for one term. Students wishing to be considered for admission at a later date will be required to complete a new application, and then send an email to requesting their documents be transferred from the former application to the new application. In some cases it may be necessary for the applicant to resubmit documents.