Application Instructions & Timeline

As you consider your application to the School of Design Graduate programs, there are several important dates to note:

Applications open mid-October

Online applications become available for fall admission.

We accept students once a year, for fall admission only. Because our programs are designed with a specific sequence of intense studios, seminars and courses, it is not possible to start in the spring semester. We do not accept transfer credits.

January 15

All components of your application (online application, statement of intent, letters of recommendation, TOEFL/GRE test scores, transcripts, portfolio, admissions fee) must be received. Remember to plan ahead so that all components reach us on time. Schedule your TOEFL or GRE exams so that we receive your scores by January 15. Applications without these scores will not be considered.

March 15

We send notification letters to applicants.


Fall semester begins.

GradCAS application will open in October 2022.