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Key Dates in the Application Process

The following table provides both deadlines for the application process and timelines for program review and decision-making. Please pay careful attention to these deadlines when submitting your application.

DATE PROCESS DESCRIPTION COMMENTS
December 1
(for the Spring/Summer term)
Deadline to submit Application for Graduate Studies, the Post-Masters Certificate Application, and the Application Fee. No components of your application will be processed until the application fee is received.  Applications that are incomplete (transcripts/documents not received by application deadline) will not be reviewed.
December 1 Deadline to submit Advance Credit Assessments (include with other hard copy materials). Advance Credit will only be assessed after the offer of admission has been accepted.  Documents must be submitted with your application materials.
January 10 Offer of Admission/notification of unsuccessful application posted to your GCAP application (Checklist/Application Status page).

Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.

January 25 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer.
First week of May Classes for PMCC students begin.  

April 1

(for the Fall term)
Deadline to submit Application for Graduate Studies, the Post-Masters Certificate Application, and the Application Fee. No components of your application will be processed until the application fee is received.
April 1 Deadline to submit Advance Credit Assessments (include with other hard copy materials). Advance Credit will only be assessed after the offer of admission has been accepted.  Documents must be submitted with your application materials.
May 7 Offer of Admission/notification of unsuccessful application posted to your GCAP application (Checklist/Application Status page). Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.
May 25 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer.
First week of September Classes begin for PMCC students.  
August 1
(for the Winter term)
Deadline to submit Application for Graduate Studies, the Post-Masters Certificate Application, and the Application Fee. No components of your application will be processed until the application fee is received.
August 1 Deadline to submit Advance Credit Assessments (include with other hard copy materials). Advance Credit will only be assessed after the offer of admission has been accepted.  Documents must be submitted with your application materials.
September 7 Offer of Admission/notification of unsuccessful application posted to your GCAP application (Checklist/Application Status page). Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.
September 25 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by the date indicated on the Offer of Admission may result in withdrawal of the offer. 
Second week of January Classes begin for all PMCC students.  

Updated August 22 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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