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Managing your graduate application process

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Graduate admissions general information

Congratulations on your decision to pursue your graduate education! Here are some general tips to ensure a smooth application process.   

  • Check your program's application deadline(s), and work backward from the application deadline or start term.
  • Start your online application, so you can receive application reminders and updates.
  • Order your transcripts or transcript evaluation, and begin organizing your references, personal statements, and admissions tests (if required).
  • Submit additional information that your graduate program may require, such as a resume, passing MTEL scores or educator license, or additional writing sample.  
  • Once ALL materials are received, your file will be reviewed by the department. The turn-around time depends on each individual program. 
  • Once an admissions decision is made, it will be posted in your navigator account and communicated to you via email.
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