Application & Deadline Information

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Details regarding our Spring and Fall 2020 application will be available on this page in August 2019.

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

Term Recommended Deadline*
Spring 2019 September 11, 2018: All applicants
Summer/Fall 2019 December 12, 2018: Doctoral applicants
Summer/Fall 2019 January 15, 2019:  EdM, MAT, MS, MA and CAGS applicants


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

Term Recommended Deadline* Last Day to Submit an Application
Spring 2019 November 14, 2018

December 5, 2018
Summer 2019 March 22, 2019

April 17, 2019
Fall 2019 July 10, 2019

August 1, 2019


*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), sufficient time to register for courses, sufficient time for accommodation processing, priority consideration for scholarships, and sufficient visa processing time for international students.

Note: Due to current regulations in place by the State of Arkansas, residents of Arkansas are ineligible to participate in the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development’s online offerings at this time.

Recommended vs. Hard Deadlines

Most programs do operate under a rolling admissions policy and applications are accepted beyond the recommended deadlines. Some Master’s programs, such as Counseling, Education of the Deaf and Child Life review applications received after the deadlines listed above on a space-available basis only. The PhD in Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development will not be accepting applications after December 12, 2019 for the Fall 2020 semester.

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. Online-program applicants can expect an admissions decision within three weeks of submitting a complete application. 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 (this does not include online program applications).

Application Cutoff Dates

Although our School accepts applications throughout the year on a rolling basis, we do close the Boston Campus application for any given semester approximately six weeks before classes are scheduled to begin. For 2018-2019, these dates will be approximately December 1, 2018 (Spring application) and July 1, 2019 (Fall application). These dates are well beyond the recommended deadline and still may not allow sufficient processing time. The Online application closes immediately following the final deadline. Applicants are always encouraged to meet the recommended deadlines above.

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