Deadlines and Decisions

What is the deadline to apply?

For information about deadlines please view our Deadlines and Enrollment Information page.

How strict are the deadlines?

The Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the recommended deadline. There are several benefits to applying by the recommended deadlines. These advantages include: receipt of an admissions decision on an ideal timeline (i.e. decision in spring for fall applicants), priority consideration for scholarships and fellowships, and sufficient visa processing time for international students.

When will I receive the decision about my application?

Typically, admissions decisions are released approximately eight weeks after an application is completed. The review process may take longer during the summer and winter recesses. Please note that the Admissions Committee only reviews complete applications.

How is the official decision released?

All official final decisions will be released to the applicant by hard copy letter. Official admissions decisions will not be released via phone, email or fax. Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), admissions decisions will only be released directly to the applicant.

I wasn’t accepted to the program, can I reapply?

Yes, you may reapply to the same or to a different degree and program as your previous application. For more information please check the Policies webpage.

I got accepted but I’d like to defer. Is it possible?

Admission may be deferred for up to one year but be aware that Scholarship and Fellowship offers may not be deferred to a future term. For more information please check the Policies webpage.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.