During this time of year, I receive a lot of questions about the admission timeline. So I decided to share with all of you this handy dandy flowchart I created, which outlines the process for both our fall and spring applicants. For fall candidates, applications are due in three phases, which are November for early-action applicants with fellowship consideration; January for general applicants with fellowship consideration; and February general applicants without fellowship consideration, aka the final application deadline. From there, decisions are released on similar schedules that are tangential with the month the applications were due. For spring candidates, there is only one application deadline (with fellowship consideration) in October. This application process is within a shorter timeframe, since classes actually commence in the New Year.
Click on the chart below (and click again to enlarge it) for a general overview of what those timelines look like. Keep in mind that exact dates may vary for each applicant.