Application Deadlines and Admissions Decisions

Note: If a deadline date falls on a weekend, the deadline becomes the next business day.

September 1,

Date by which most programs begin accepting Fall applications. If you have further questions, please directly contact the office of your program of interest.

October 22,

Last date for applicants to take the paper-based (PBT), general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in order for Vanderbilt to receive the scores by January 15, .

Spring admissions:

November 1,

Deadline for receipt of completed application form and all supporting credentials for a decision about spring semester admission. Some programs have an earlier deadline. Please confirm specific deadlines with the program to which you are applying. October 15, is the deadline for applications to the Ph.D. program in Computer Science.

NOTE: Most departments do not admit students for the spring semester. Please check with the specific program before applying.

November 12,

Last date for applicants to take a subject Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in order for Vanderbilt to receive the scores by January 15, . (NOTE: Not all programs require a subject test. Please check with the program of your choice.)

November 19,

Last date for international applicants to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in order for Vanderbilt to receive the scores by January 15, .

December 1,

Last date for applicants to take the computer-based (CBT), general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in order for Vanderbilt to receive the scores by January 15, .

Fall admissions:

December 1,

Deadline for receipt of completed application form and all supporting credentials for a decision about fall semester admission for the PhD programs in Community Research and Action, Leadership and Policy Studies, Special Education, Teaching, Learning, and Diversity, and Psychological Sciences.

December 15,

Deadline for receipt of completed application form and all supporting credentials for a decision about fall semester admission for the PhD programs in Biomedical Engineering, Religion, English, Civil Engineering, Creative Writing, History, Environmental Engineering, andNeuroscience.

December 31,

Deadline for receipt of completed application form and all supporting credentials for a decision about fall semester admission for the PhD program in Biostatistics.

January 1,

Deadline for receipt of completed application form and all supporting credentials for a decision about fall semester admission for the PhD program in Math, and Physics.

January 15,

Deadline for receipt of completed application form and all supporting credentials for a decision about fall semester admission. Some programs have an earlier deadline. Please confirm specific deadlines with the program to which you are applying.

February 1, 

Deadline for receipt of completed application form and all supporting credentials for a decision about fall semester admission for the PhD program in Law and Economics.

Admission decisions:

March 31,

Target date by which admission offers for fall semester will be mailed to all applicants whose files are complete by the deadline of the program you chose.

Response to admission offers:

April 15,

Deadline for applicants to respond to offers of admission. If your reply is not received by April 15, the department may reallocate any offer of financial award.