You are encouraged to use the online applications available here. Using online applications will represent a significant savings in time and money, particularly for international applicants. The application fee for all online and downloaded pdf applications for degree-seeking status is $45 U.S. Application for admission as a Special Graduate Student is free.
Complete instructions on what to send, and where to send it are included for each application type. If you have problems with any of the online versions please email . Thank you.
Should I use the International or Domestic application?
In general, citizens of the United States and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States should use the Domestic Application forms. All others should complete the International Application. If you have any question about which application should apply in your case, you can avoid delays in consideration of your application by completing the International Application forms. Although more detailed, this application can be used by either domestic or international applicants.
As long as I have the domestic vs. international part figured out, are all the applications the same?
When should I apply?
To be assured of consideration for assistantships and
fellowships, completed applications must be received by February 15 for the fall semester and by September 15 for the spring semester.
Individual departments may have earlier dates for consideration of
I'm an international applicant. What concerns should I have about obtaining a student visa?
There seems to be little consistency among U.S. Consulates regarding how long it will take to get a visa appointment. We make every effort to provide the information that will maximize the chances that an admittee will receive a visa. None-the-less, the more time you have after you receive your I-20, the better your chances. To allow enough time for the admission decision and acquisition of passports and visas, international students are advised to make sure their application, supporting documents, and application fee are in the Graduate Office by April 1 (for summer and fall semester) or by October 1 (for spring semester). In some cases, even this early time may be too late.