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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
February 1 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.
February 28 Offers of Admission for Spring-Summer semester are sent by email from the Program Office. Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.
Please confirm your intention to reserve a spot for the next semester by email as soon as you receive this notification.
March 15 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by this date may result in withdrawal of the offer of admission.
First week of April Start Self-Directed Online Orientation. Mandatory for all new students.
First week of May Classes begin.  
June 1

 

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.
June 30 Offers of Admission for Fall semester are sent by e-mail from the Program Office. Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.
Please confirm your intention to reserve a spot for the next semester by email as soon as you receive this notification.
July 15 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by this date may result in withdrawal of the offer of admission.
First week of August Start Self-Directed Online Orientation. Mandatory for all new students.
First week of September Classes begin.  
September 1 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.
September 30 Offers of Admission for Winter semester are sent by email from the Program Office. Do not contact the Program Office prior to this date to inquire about your application.
Please confirm your intention to reserve a spot for the next semester by email as soon as you receive this notification.
October 15 Deadline to reply to Offer of Admission. Failure to respond by this date may result in withdrawal of the offer of admission.
First week of November Start Self-Directed Online Orientation. Mandatory for all new students.
Second week of January Classes begin.  

Updated July 07 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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