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What To Expect After Applying

Program Review and Decision

After your application is submitted, your program of study will review application materials and make a decision.  Please refer to your program of study for specifics on timing of a decision.

Communication of Admission Offer

If the program extends an offer of admission you will receive communication from the program and an email from the Graduate School to view your status page to accept or decline the offer.  The program communication may include important information specific to your application (deadlines, provisions, assistantships, etc.). 

Required Documents Upon Acceptance

Upon acceptance, you will be instructed to have official transcripts/documents (for institutions outside the U.S. documents may include marksheets, record of courses, degree/study certificate, diploma, etc) sent from all post-secondary institutions attended and official English translation if the language of instruction is not English.  You should wait until your degree has been conferred to arrange for the official transcripts/documents to be sent.  Deadlines for the receipt of this documentation will be displayed on your status page.

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