University Deadlines For Spring 2016 Semester

Spring 2016 Deadlines

The month of June is now approaching which means the spring 2016 application process should now begin. As per our standard practice we are publishing university deadlines for spring 2016 semester.

Keep in mind some universities update deadlines on their websites at different times during the academic year.

The deadlines mentioned below are for the graduate school only. The department deadlines may differ from the graduate school deadlines and hence you should cross check with your respective department for confirmation.




Deadlines in June
1 University of Maryland, Baltimore County 1-Jun
2 Texas Tech University 15-Jun
3 University of Tennessee, Knoxville 15-Jun
Deadlines in July
1 Florida Institute of Technology 1-Jul
2 University of Pittsburgh 1-Jul
3 Washington State University, Pullman 1-Jul
4 North Carolina State University 15-Jul
5 University of Illinois, Chicago 15-Jul
6 University of Rhode Island, Kingston 15-Jul
Deadlines in August
1 Kansas State University 1-Aug
2 North Dakota State University, Fargo 1-Aug
3 University of Michigan, Dearborn 1-Aug
4 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo 1-Aug
5 Wichita State University 1-Aug
6 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 15-Aug
7 South Dakota School of Mines & Tech 15-Aug
8 South Dakota State University, Brookings 15-Aug
9 University of Kentucky, Lexington 15-Aug
10 San Francisco State University 31-Aug
Deadlines in September
1 East Carolina University 1-Sept
2 Florida International University 1-Sept
3 George Washington University 1-Sept
4 Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 1-Sept
5 Indiana University, Bloomington 1-Sept
6 Lamar University 1-Sept
7 Mississippi State University 1-Sept
8 Oakland University, Rochester 1-Sept
9 University of Alaska, Fairbanks 1-Sept
10 University of Nebraska, Lincoln 1-Sept
11 University of Oklahoma, Norman 1-Sept
12 University of South Carolina, Columbia 1-Sept
13 University of Texas, Dallas 1-Sept
14 University of Texas, San Antonio 1-Sept
15 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 1-Sept
16 California State University, Chico 15-Sept
17 Northeastern University, Boston 15-Sept
18 Texas A & M University, Kingsville 15-Sept
19 Tufts University 15-Sept
20 University of North Carolina, Greensboro 15-Sept
21 University of North Texas, Denton 15-Sept
22 California State University, Fresno 30-Sept
23 California State University, Northridge 30-Sept
Deadlines in October
1 California State University, Long Beach 1-Oct
2 California State University, Sacramento 1-Oct
3 Case Western Reserve University 1-Oct
4 Eastern Michigan University 1-Oct
5 Illinois State University, Normal 1-Oct
6 Indiana University Purdue University 1-Oct
7 Minnesota State University, Mankato 1-Oct
8 Northern Illinois University, Dekalb 1-Oct
9 Oklahoma State University, Still Water 1-Oct
10 Old Dominion University, Norfolk 1-Oct
11 Oregon State University, Corvallis 1-Oct
12 Pennsylvania State University, University Park 1-Oct
13 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville 1-Oct
14 State University of New York, Stony Brook 1-Oct
15 Stevens Institute of Technology 1-Oct
16 Tennessee Technological University 1-Oct
17 University of Arkansas, Little Rock 1-Oct
18 University of Colorado, Denver 1-Oct
19 University of Detroit, Mercy 1-Oct
20 University of Houston, University Park 1-Oct
21 University of Idaho, Moscow 1-Oct
22 University of Iowa, Iowa City 1-Oct
23 University of Louisiana, Lafayette 1-Oct
24 University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1-Oct
25 University of Nevada, Las Vegas 1-Oct
26 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 1-Oct
27 University of North Carolina, Charlotte 1-Oct
28 University of Texas, Arlington 1-Oct
29 University of Virginia, Charlottesville 1-Oct
30 West Virginia University, Morgan Town 1-Oct
31 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1-Oct
32 California State University, Los Angeles 15-Oct
33 Duke University 15-Oct
34 Marquette University 15-Oct
35 Texas State University 15-Oct
36 University of Georgia 15-Oct
37 University of South Florida, Tampa 15-Oct
38 Villanova University 15-Oct
39 California State University, Fullerton 17-Oct
Deadlines in November
1 Florida State University 1-Nov
2 Idaho State University 1-Nov
3 Monmouth University 1-Nov
4 University of Louisville, Louisville 1-Nov
5 University of Miami, Coral Gables 1-Nov
6 University of Utah, Salt Lake City 1-Nov
7 University of Wyoming, Laramie 1-Nov
8 Vanderbilt University 1-Nov
9 Arkansas State University 14-Nov
10 City University of New York, City College 15-Nov
11 Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla 15-Nov
12 Montana State University, Bozeman 15-Nov
13 New Jersey Institute of Technology 15-Nov
14 University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 15-Nov
15 Marist College, Poughkeepsie 30-Nov
16 Southern Methodist University 30-Nov
Deadlines in December
1 Lehigh University 1-Dec
2 Louisiana Tech University, Ruston 1-Dec
3 New York Institute of Technology 1-Dec
4 Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn 1-Dec
5 University of Alabama, Birmingham 1-Dec
6 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 1-Dec
7 University of Houston, Clear Lake 1-Dec
8 University of South Alabama, Mobile 1-Dec
9 University of Southern California 1-Dec
Deadlines in January
1 Louisiana State University, Baton Rogue 1-Jan
2 Wayne State University 1-Jan
3 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 2-Jan
4 Santa Clara University 10-Jan
5 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces 27-Jan
Deadlines in February
1 University of Maryland, College Park 7-Feb
Rolling Deadlines
1 Wright State University, Dayton Rolling
2 University of Toledo Rolling

Under rolling deadlines there is no fixed application deadline declared by the university. Applications are accepted anytime till the seats for that particular semester are full.

You may also refer to our ‘University Info’ features which provides centralized information about the top 220 universities in America, including the university rank.

We wish you all the best!

GRE Score Reports: Things You Should Know

Score Card

The first thing you should know: take your GRE about 1 ½ to 2 months before your earliest important deadline. It is going to take approximately that much time for your score reports to reach the universities you have chosen as score recipients (i.e. the universities you chose to send your score reports to). Here’s what the ETS says:

Getting Your GRE ScoresAbout 15 days to a month after your test, you will be able to view online and print out, for your own records, your score report in the PDF format shown below:

Examinee GRE Score Report Image

Having seen the format, you probably have some questions: for example, why are the scores for the Verbal and Sections given under two different headings: prior format and current format? And what is the estimated current score under prior format for?

Well, before August 2011, the GRE used to score the Verbal and Quantitative sections on a scale of 200-800 instead of between 130-170 as they now do. According to the ETS, GRE scores are valid for 5 years. This means that GRE scores taken in September 2011 will continue to be valid according to the ETS till September 2016. Until then the ETS has to provide a way of comparing the old and new scores. They do this by providing:

  • an old score equivalent for tests taken under the Revised General GRE format (taken on or after 01 August 2011)
  • a new score equivalent for tests taken under the earlier GRE format (i.e. before 01 August 2011)

This is why the scores for the Verbal and Quantitative sections in the PDF shown above are given in two columns: ‘Prior Format’ and ‘Current Format’. This allows universities to easily compare the scores of students who have taken the older versions of test and those who have taken the newer one without too much difficulty. The ‘Estimated Current Score’ column (under ‘prior format’) was specially meant for candidates who had taken the old format of the test and for whom American universities needed an estimated equivalent score in the new format.

Somewhat pointlessly, the ‘estimated current score’ is also given for students who have taken the new version of the test (the Revised General GRE as it is called) – this is pointless since they already have an actual score in the new column. But we guess, since the ETS had the columns, they had to fill them up! Perhaps, reports after August 2016 will be simpler. Practically, however, this comparative data will not make much of a difference to you since most universities do not accept GRE scores that are older than 3 years. So, American universities probably stopped accepting September 2011 reports in September 2014.

Here are some other important links to check out:

Can I ask the ETS to show universities only the scores I want them to see?

Free GRE score reports

Ordering additional GRE score reports

And just in case, you are interested here’s the PDF format the score report that the universities you are applying will see if you have asked the ETS to send them a score:

Graduate Institution GRE Score Report Image