With both spring and fall admission you can apply when you are ready. International applicants will also follow the deadlines listed below whether you are a freshman or transfer applicant. However, your decision will be released on a rolling basis, as your application becomes complete and we are able to review it. Once admitted, all applicants have until May 1 to confirm your enrollment or within 10 days if you are accepted after May 1.
Applying for a studio-based major or the Agricultural Institute?
Make sure to review their application deadlines and notification dates – they differ from our other programs.
Our best advice is to apply early. We don’t necessarily give priority to early action applicants in the review process but you do receive priority consideration for scholarships as well as our honors and scholars programs. You will also hear back from us sooner! Decisions are released on the corresponding notification date as long as your application is complete by the deadline.
- Deadline – October 15*
Notification Date – January 30
*We have extended the Early Action deadline to November 1st for students who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence. We would encourage you (if you are not in an affected area) to apply by October 15th.
- Deadline – January 15
Notification Date – March 30
Once you review our recommendations for competitive applicants and have made a plan, go ahead and submit your application. We will consider spring or fall courses in progress as long as they are successfully completed prior to you enrolling.
- Deadline – February 15
Notification Date – April 15
Freshman and transfer applicants for spring entry should apply by the deadline below.
- Deadline – October 1
Notification Date – December 1
A few programs do not accept applications for Spring entry:
- Applied Mathematics & Mathematics
- College of Design studio-based majors
- College of Engineering
- Exploratory Studies
- Fashion and Textile Design
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The following programs are considered studio-based majors and are fall entry only:
- Art & Design
- Fashion & Textile Design
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design
Application Deadline – October 15
Both freshman and transfer students applying for one of the majors above should apply by October 15.
Portfolio and Additional Essay Due – November 1
To complete your application for a studio-based major, you have a couple requirements in addition to the freshman and transfer admission requirements. You are required to submit a portfolio and additional essay by November 1 through SlideRoom.