Below is a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process and some basic timelines which will apply. Please keep in mind that each program has its own requirements and application review process so admissions documents and timelines will vary.
Transcripts must be official, original versions. This can include paper versions sent directly to us by your former university or an orginal that you may have in your position that can be mailed in or carried in to our office. We do not accept scanned, copied or faxed transcripts.
We do accept e-transcripts. However, any e-mail notification stating that a transcript it ready for download must come directly to the Graduate School at email@example.com. We will not accept forwared e-mails from an applicant with transcript notifications.
Once an application is submitted, our admissions specialists will begin processing the application. This includes matching the application to any application documents (e.g. official transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) that we may already have on file. No action will be taken on your application until it has been SUBMITTED.
As additional documents are received, it can take 1-2 business days to verify the document and attach it to the application. This includes documents uploaded through the application portal.
Once all application materials have been received, an overall undergraduate GPA will be calculated using the coursework from all your transcripts. If the applicant meets the minimum admissions requirement for the Graduate School, the application will be forwarded to the program for an admissions recommendation. (Please be advised that each program has its own review process, so the timing of admission decisions will vary.)
After the program has made its recommendation, the application is returned to the Graduate School for a final decision. This decision is then conveyed to the application via an e-mail and postal letter.
Keep in mind that it can take 4-6 weeks for an application for a degree or licensure program to be processed. Non-degree and certificate program applications can take 2-4 weeks.
Things do to after your application has been submitted:
- Request official transcripts from all universities attended (even if credit hours from one university appear as transfer credit on another university’s transcript)
- Submit application support materials, if required by your program (statement of goals, writing samples, etc.)
- Request official test scores, if required by your program
- Apply for financial aid
- Contact your program about scholarship opportunities
Miscellaneous things to know
Your initial registration must occur in the semester for which you were admitted. If you need to move your admission to another term, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Your application is good for one year. If you do not register or move your application term during that period, you will need to reapply.
Application deadlines are established by individual programs. You will need to contact your program directly to see if they have a deadline.
International students should contact International Admissions at 937-775-4400 or email@example.com for all information regarding their application processing, including the issuing of I-20s and submission of application materials.
Application materials for domestic students, with the exception of transcripts, may be e-mailed as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Transcripts must be sent through postal mail, hand delivered or sent to the Graduate School via e-transcript. (For e-transcripts, the e-mail containing the link to the transcript must come directly to the Graduate School from the issuing body.)