You are here

Back to Section 2


Section 2.1 of the Graduate School Handbook

Online Application. All degree and non-degree graduate applicants must use the online application available at the Graduate and Professional Admissions website to obtain graduate program information and apply.

GRE and GMAT. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) are scheduled on a continual basis during the year throughout the United States and overseas. Pre-registration is required, and a fee is charged. Additional information may be obtained from the websites of the Educational Testing Service. GRE and GMAT are optional and are not required for admission to the Graduate School. Certain graduate programs may require the GRE or GMAT and students will need to comply with the program's admission requirements or have a waiver from the program.

Application Deadlines. Domestic applicants interested in being considered for a Graduate School Fellowship must apply before deadlines posted by the graduate program of interest. The Graduate School application process opens at the beginning of autumn semester and early applications can be considered by graduate programs as of that time. International applicants must apply by the last working day in November. Graduate Program deadlines for receiving applications may vary but should be no later than May 15 for summer session, July 15 for autumn semester, and December 1 for spring semester. Graduate Studies Committees establish admission application deadlines and are not required to admit students every semester, session or term.

Application Fee. All Graduate School applicants are required to pay a nonrefundable application fee. Exceptions to the application fee are offered by various colleges on campus, as well as, by the Graduate School. If you believe you meet the criteria for a waiver, please see The Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions fee waiver website.