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Graduate Admissions - After You Apply

Checking Your Application Status

Graduate applications sometimes remain in pending status for many weeks; graduate programs usually review files at scheduled intervals, not on a daily basis. For information regarding a particular program’s decision timeline, please contact that Graduate Program

Please allow a minimum of two business days before checking the status of your application. To check, please sign in at Online Application. You will need the Login ID and PIN you created when completing the application. Submitted applications can be found under Processed Applications. Click on the submitted application to see which documents have been received and processed.

Uploading Application Documents

Within two business days after you submit an application and pay the application fee, you will receive an email with instructions about uploading unofficial documents to your application. Required documents vary for each individual graduate program, as a program may request specific forms, resumes, writing samples, or more. Technical support  for the document upload process is available on our web site.

Providing Letters of Reference

Most programs require letters of reference. It is the applicant’s responsibility to assure the required letters are submitted before deadline dates. Non-engineering applicants will be sent an email with a link to the Graduate School’s reference management tool. This tool allows you to control  who is asked for a reference, determine which references have arrived, and modify your list of reference requests. Technical support for the electronic reference letter system is available on our web site.  

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: Engineering applicants must submit letters of reference through the supplemental engineering application.  Please contact your graduate program for further instructions.

Changing your Term, Address or Major

If your email or mailing address has changed since you submitted in your application, or you wish to change your term, please consult our Applications Forms page for instructions on how to update your application.

CHANGE OF MAJOR:  A change  of major requires submission of a new application form and payment of a second fee.