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Application Requirements

Admitted students must hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree — or an equivalent non-U.S. degree — from a regionally accredited institution. TGS will accept applications from international students with 3-year bachelor's degrees. You may be considered for admission before you finish your undergraduate degree, but you must complete that degree before you enroll at Northwestern. Additional aadmission requirements may vary from program to program. For complete details regarding admission requirements and application deadlines, please be sure to review the website of the program to which you are applying. 

In general, to apply to The Graduate School (TGS), you will be required to:

Online Applications

TGS only accepts online applications during each application cycle, beginning the first week of September. You do not, however, need to complete the online application in one sitting. You can access your application and change your answers as many times as you like. Keep in mind, once you have submitted your online application, you cannot make changes to it. 

The online application process basically involves three steps. To apply, you will need to:

Once you have created an account with the online application tool, please be sure to read the application instructions thoroughly and check with your program department for additional information before submitting. 

Please note: