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Admission Decision & Enrollment

To expedite the admission process as quickly as possible, admission decisions will be conveyed via the online application. You may access the online application as many times as you wish to check if a decision has been rendered on your file. If a decision has been rendered, a "View Your Decision Letter" link will appear on the Activity Page. If a decision has not yet been rendered, no link will be present.

To access your admission decision, you will use the same username and password you used to create your online application. If you cannot remember your login information, you may use the "Forgot your username or Password?" link on the login screen. The Graduate School (TGS) and your admitting department do not have access to your username and password and, therefore, cannot send this information to you.


If admitted, you will be able to submit your enrollment decision via the online application. Enrollment decisions must be entered by the date communicated in the admission letter. Please note: your ability to submit an enrollment decision will be restricted after the enrollment decision deadline.

Enrollment Deferment

Admission to TGS is given for a specific quarter and year. You may, with the permission of your admitting program, defer enrollment for up to one year from the quarter stipulated in your admission letter. To make this request, notify your admitting program, in writing, of your intention, reasoning, and specify the quarter of a the new starting term. The program will work with TGS on reviewing your request.

FAQs – Admission Decision

Q: If I meet the required deadlines, when can I expect to receive a decision?

A: Programs have different application review schedules. Some programs wait and rank all of their applications against each other; others make individual determinations on a case-by-case basis. In general, program decisions are rendered from early January through the middle of April. 

Q: I have not received an admission decision yet, what should I do?

A: Be sure to check the online application for your admission decision. If a decision has been rendered on your application a “View Your Decision Letter” link will appear. If no link is present, a decision has not yet been rendered on your application. Please be patient while waiting for your admission decision. Decisions will be posted as soon as they are rendered.