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Freshman Dates & Deadlines

Application Filing Period

September 1, 2011 – January 2, 2012

Applications must be postmarked by January 3. We need to receive all supporting documents (Self-Reported Academic Record, test scores) by January 12.

Priority Filing Period

September 1 – November 1, 2011

To apply during the Priority Filing Period, a complete application must be submitted online by midnight Central time on November 1, or if applying by paper, postmarked by November 1. All supporting documents (application fee, Self-Reported Academic Record, and test scores) must be postmarked or received by November 1. Completing the application during the Priority Filing Period may give you an advantage when space is limited.

Applications will be designated as received during the Priority Filing Period once the entire application file has been completed and processed. Please allow at least one week for processing time. After that time, the Admission Type listed on your Check Application Status website will change from Regular Admission to Priority Admission.

As an applicant, it is your responsibility to know the application requirements and to submit the necessary materials. Also, it is important to note that if you apply or submit supporting materials right at the application deadline, you are at risk to receive a later admission decision, especially if you have international credentials since they require additional processing.

Admission Notification

There are two admissions notification dates: December 16, 2011, and February 17, 2012.

If you apply during the Priority Filing Period, you can view your admission status online on December 16, 2011. Students who have been admitted will receive official notification letters; students who have been deferred or denied will only be able to view their admission decision online. In some cases an application decision will be deferred, and a final admission decision will not be available until the second notification date of February 17. Should this be the case, there is no need for you to submit a program change request, as you are still being reviewed for your requested program. If your application becomes complete after November 1, or you are deferred on December 16, you will be notified of a decision on February 18.

  • Students applying to Art Foundation, Theatre Foundation, and Dance: The final notification date will be March 15, 2012.
  • Students applying to Music: Priority filing does not apply to music applicants. You will be notified by March 15, 2012.

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