Application & Deadline Information

The entire application process takes place online.

Click Here to Access the 2017 Application.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by the recommended deadlines* listed below.

Term Recommended Deadline*
Spring 2017 September 15, 2016: All applicants
Summer/Fall 2017 December 15, 2016: Doctoral applicants
Summer/Fall 2017 January 10, 2017:  Boston Campus Master’s and CAGS applicants


August 10, 2017: Online Master’s applicants

*Applicants are encouraged to apply by the recommended deadline as there are several advantages to doing so. These advantages include: receipt of an admissions decision on an ideal timeline (i.e., decision in spring for fall applicants), priority consideration for merit scholarships, and sufficient visa processing time for international students. Please note, application for any given semester officially closes approximately six weeks before classes begin for the semester.

Recommended vs. Hard Deadlines

Most programs do operate under a rolling admissions policy and applications are accepted beyond the recommended deadlines. Some programs, such as Counseling and Education of the Deaf, review applications received after the deadlines listed above on a space-available basis only.

University Breaks

Admissions decisions are made by faculty members who may not be on campus during university breaks. Consequently, we are unable to guarantee that application review will take place in a timely manner during winter break (approximately mid-December to mid-January) and the summer (approximately mid-May to early September). Please plan your application time accordingly.

Decision Timeline

Typically, admissions decisions are released approximately eight weeks after an application is complete. As stated above, the review process may take longer during the summer and winter breaks. Please note, the Admissions Committee only reviews complete applications. Many programs do not begin application review until the recommended deadline for a given semester, because they prefer to see the full applicant pool before making decisions.

Application Cutoff Dates

Although our School accepts applications throughout the year on a rolling basis, we do close the application for any given semester approximately six weeks before classes are scheduled to begin. For 2017, these dates will be approximately December 1, 2016 (Spring application) and July 15, 2017 (Fall application). These dates are well beyond the recommended deadline and still may not allow sufficient processing time. Applicants are always encouraged to meet the recommended deadlines above.

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