How to Apply

Applications should be fully completed and submitted by the program deadlines listed below. Supplemental material will only be processed within the first 5 business days after the application deadline. Late applications are not accepted unless special permission is granted by the graduate program director. 

Applications will not enter the review process until all material has been received and verified. As supplemental application material is received, the Application Portal will be updated.

Applicants may apply to multiple programs by submitting a complete and separate online application, fee, and supplemental material including recommendations. All personal data, academic information, and test report data will populate in the new application.

Early submission is also strongly encouraged to be given full consideration for financial aid.

Submitting an Application

Before starting your application please review the important admission dates and the program-specific application instructions below.

Application Deadlines and Admission Timeline

Create a user account and begin your application. If you already have an account, log in using your current username and password. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit the following by the application deadline:

Required Documents

All of the following must be submitted through the CollegeNet to be considered:

  • Completed Online Application 
  • Personal Statement - The statement should be at least one page in length and include information on any area of special interest within the selected program; previous experience while working or volunteering in a related field; and career plans as perceived at present. It is recommended to use font styles similar to Arial, GT Times or Times New Roman. Font size should not be smaller than 10 points, or larger than 12 points. Page margins should be 1″.
  • Transcript(s) from all schools attended. (unofficial transcripts may be used for the review process)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (unless specified by program)
  • Test Reports (unofficial reports may be used for the review process)
  • Resume/CV (optional, unless specified by program) 
  • Research Statement (optional) - This statement should include your role in the research, a description of your project and any outcomes. Please include information on any presentations or papers resulting from the project.
  • Application fee ($100) or fee waiver (qualified programs listed in FAQs).

The application fee is payable by credit card. Payment of the application fee (or approved application fee waiver request) is required in order to submit an application and is required with each application for admission you submit. Payment instructions are located at the end of the application process.

Application fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No fees will be refunded unless the program is cancelled.

Tracking Your Application

The Application Portal is your online hub for viewing your application status, communications, and managing your account. You may:

  • View your personalized application Checklist;
  • View details which include confirmation of submitted application(s) as well as the date and time; 
  • Edit/Change Recommender Information for un-submitted recommendations, as well as send reminders;
  • View Checklist to verify if official test reports and transcripts have been received; 
  • Change your password.

The application Checklist will update as your application moves through the review and evaluation processes. Please refer to your checklist for the most recent items received by our office.

Application Acknowledgement Email

Once we receive your application, you will receive an automated acknowledgement with a link to access your status portal. If you did not receive this message please check your spam folder. We recommend that you retain this email for your records.

If you need online technical assistance, please direct your questions to Be sure to include your order-id (ex. WFGRAD_73748266_20180126073752). A link to the HELP DESK is also available from your student portal.

Your Admissions Decision

Once the program’s admission committee has made a decision on the status of your application, you will receive an email notifying you that a communication has been posted to your student portal. 
Your Checklist will be updated to display your decision communication.