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  • You are welcomed to apply while in your final year of college. You will need to submit an official copy of your transcript showing your progress. If admitted to the graduate school and you intend to enroll, you will be required to submit another official copy of your transcript which shows your complete academic record, the degree earned and the date it was conferred. If your graduate program starts in the fall semester, we will need the transcript prior to the start of the fall semester. If your graduate program starts in the summer, you will need the transcript prior to the start of the summer session. If that isn’t possible, you will need to submit written confirmation from your college that you have met graduation requirements and will be providing a degree posted transcript after the start of the summer session.

  • Every day we receive transcripts, letters of recommendation and test scores. Items that arrive before an application are safely filed in our office. Once an application is received, we check our “pending application” files for supporting documents.

  • A checklist of received and missing application materials is available on your application status page. 

    NOTE: We may be taking messages only during the first few days after a deadline. We usually have buckets of mail and applications to process and are not be able to report application statuses until all is sorted and entered in our database. We will contact all applicants regarding the status of the file. We thank you in advance for your patience!

  • We offer application fee waivers for alumni of the graduate school who have successfully completed a degree, license, and/or endorsement program. In addition, applicants who have participated in a national service program (AmeriCorps, City Year, Peace Corps, Teach for America, McNair Scholar, and/or the U.S. Military) may request a waiver of the application fee. Information regarding how to request a waiver can be found here

  • The graduate school will consider conditional admission for international students who have not completed an English proficiency test or required standardized tests (i.e. GRE or PRAXIS tests). Candidates must submit an application form and all required documents. Applications may be submitted prior to the stated application deadline. Completed files will be given to graduate faculty for review and a decision.

  • Yes. There is a secure drop box mounted on the wall of Rogers Hall to the left of the main entrance. There will be signs to direct you to the drop box.

  • It depends on the program to which you are applying. Applications completed by the deadline will receive priority consideration for admissions and scholarships. It’s in your best interest that your application materials (including all required test scores) be in our office before the date faculty begins reviewing the first group of completed applications.

  • The graduate school uses email as a primary method of communication. It is very important that you check your spam filters and your mailbox for messages relating to your application.You are welcomed to call, too.

  • We require that students ask three individuals to write a letter of recommendation and complete the Recommendation for Admission form. Both items must be submitted to the admissions office.

  • Yes. We realize some applicants have been out of school while pursuing their careers or raising their families. The forms and letters should be written by three individuals who know you and are qualified to evaluate your academic competence, character and/or experience in professional or leadership roles. In addition to professors, applicants can ask supervisors, professional colleagues, or employers to provide a recommendation.

  • Yes, the online application requires the use of the online letter of recommendation process. The two processes cannot be separated.

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