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Newly Admitted Students

Use the following resources and information to prepare for becoming a TGS student. Contact The Graduate School (TGS) if you have additional questions.

Next steps

If you plan to enroll at Northwestern, you will need to complete steps that include submitting your enrollment decision and paperwork, such as official transcripts.


Review our Key Dates page for deadlines for newly admitted students.


New Student Orientation is held before the start of Fall Quarter classes. All aspects of The Graduate School's orientation are suggested, not required. New Student Orientation can help new students learn about the resources available to them and connect them with a wider community of support at Northwestern. 

For incoming international students, we also offer ELP Foundations. This Summer Quarter orientation programming is designed to ease the transition to Northwestern and the United States.

Prepare for the coming year