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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 in September for new TGS students. The informative sessions, which are related to onboarding procedures, your career and getting the most out of graduate life, can help new students become acquainted with our community.

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

Prepare for the coming year