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
1University of Maryland, Baltimore County1-Jun
2Texas Tech University15-Jun
3University of Tennessee, Knoxville15-Jun
Deadlines in July
1Florida Institute of Technology1-Jul
2University of Pittsburgh1-Jul
3Washington State University, Pullman1-Jul
4North Carolina State University15-Jul
5University of Illinois, Chicago15-Jul
6University of Rhode Island, Kingston15-Jul
Deadlines in August
1Kansas State University1-Aug
2North Dakota State University, Fargo1-Aug
3University of Michigan, Dearborn1-Aug
4Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo1-Aug
5Wichita State University1-Aug
6Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute15-Aug
7South Dakota School of Mines & Tech15-Aug
8South Dakota State University, Brookings15-Aug
9University of Kentucky, Lexington15-Aug
10San Francisco State University31-Aug
Deadlines in September
1East Carolina University1-Sept
2Florida International University1-Sept
3George Washington University1-Sept
4Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago1-Sept
5Indiana University, Bloomington1-Sept
6Lamar University1-Sept
7Mississippi State University1-Sept
8Oakland University, Rochester1-Sept
9University of Alaska, Fairbanks1-Sept
10University of Nebraska, Lincoln1-Sept
11University of Oklahoma, Norman1-Sept
12University of South Carolina, Columbia1-Sept
13University of Texas, Dallas1-Sept
14University of Texas, San Antonio1-Sept
15Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University1-Sept
16California State University, Chico15-Sept
17Northeastern University, Boston15-Sept
18Texas A & M University, Kingsville15-Sept
19Tufts University15-Sept
20University of North Carolina, Greensboro15-Sept
21University of North Texas, Denton15-Sept
22California State University, Fresno30-Sept
23California State University, Northridge30-Sept
Deadlines in October
1California State University, Long Beach1-Oct
2California State University, Sacramento1-Oct
3Case Western Reserve University1-Oct
4Eastern Michigan University1-Oct
5Illinois State University, Normal1-Oct
6Indiana University Purdue University1-Oct
7Minnesota State University, Mankato1-Oct
8Northern Illinois University, Dekalb1-Oct
9Oklahoma State University, Still Water1-Oct
10Old Dominion University, Norfolk1-Oct
11Oregon State University, Corvallis1-Oct
12Pennsylvania State University, University Park1-Oct
13Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville1-Oct
14State University of New York, Stony Brook1-Oct
15Stevens Institute of Technology1-Oct
16Tennessee Technological University1-Oct
17University of Arkansas, Little Rock1-Oct
18University of Colorado, Denver1-Oct
19University of Detroit, Mercy1-Oct
20University of Houston, University Park1-Oct
21University of Idaho, Moscow1-Oct
22University of Iowa, Iowa City1-Oct
23University of Louisiana, Lafayette1-Oct
24University of Massachusetts, Amherst1-Oct
25University of Nevada, Las Vegas1-Oct
26University of New Mexico, Albuquerque1-Oct
27University of North Carolina, Charlotte1-Oct
28University of Texas, Arlington1-Oct
29University of Virginia, Charlottesville1-Oct
30West Virginia University, Morgan Town1-Oct
31Worcester Polytechnic Institute1-Oct
32California State University, Los Angeles15-Oct
33Duke University15-Oct
34Marquette University15-Oct
35Texas State University15-Oct
36University of Georgia15-Oct
37University of South Florida, Tampa15-Oct
38Villanova University15-Oct
39California State University, Fullerton17-Oct
Deadlines in November
1Florida State University1-Nov
2Idaho State University1-Nov
3Monmouth University1-Nov
4University of Louisville, Louisville1-Nov
5University of Miami, Coral Gables1-Nov
6University of Utah, Salt Lake City1-Nov
7University of Wyoming, Laramie1-Nov
8Vanderbilt University1-Nov
9Arkansas State University14-Nov
10City University of New York, City College15-Nov
11Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla15-Nov
12Montana State University, Bozeman15-Nov
13New Jersey Institute of Technology15-Nov
14University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth15-Nov
15Marist College, Poughkeepsie30-Nov
16Southern Methodist University30-Nov
Deadlines in December
1Lehigh University1-Dec
2Louisiana Tech University, Ruston1-Dec
3New York Institute of Technology1-Dec
4Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn1-Dec
5University of Alabama, Birmingham1-Dec
6University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa1-Dec
7University of Houston, Clear Lake1-Dec
8University of South Alabama, Mobile1-Dec
9University of Southern California1-Dec
Deadlines in January
1Louisiana State University, Baton Rogue1-Jan
2Wayne State University1-Jan
3New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology2-Jan
4Santa Clara University10-Jan
5New Mexico State University, Las Cruces27-Jan
Deadlines in February
1University of Maryland, College Park7-Feb
Rolling Deadlines
1Wright State University, DaytonRolling
2University of ToledoRolling

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