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How to Apply to Graduate School

The Graduate Admissions office administers the application, admission, and readmission process for all degree-seeking and non-degree seeking graduate students. We are happy to help guide you through the graduate application process.

*UWF moved the summer 2020 semester fully online and has extended remote business operations until further notice. Please contact us via email at During this time, we ask all required admission documents be uploaded to your Applications Status in MyUWF or emailed to If you mailed in a hard copy of any items, mail will be impacted during this time. For domestic applicants, please email in an unofficial copy of transcripts, and we will be able to accept those for Provisional Admission until mail resumes. Once we resume business on campus, those who turned in an unofficial copy, must submit the official copy at that time.*

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are being waived by many colleges/programs for the coming terms due to COVID-19. You can check the Graduate Admission Test Scores section to see if you may qualify

Application Deadlines

* Certain graduate programs have earlier or later application deadlines while others will accept applications after the posted deadline.  Please check with the department for deadlines specific to program application deadlines.

Application Deadlines
June 1 October 1 March 1


Application Process
1)  How To Apply2)  Applying Online3)  Review Process

Select a graduate program

Submit online application

Initial evaluation of application materials

Contact graduate program director

Submit required application materials

Check application status

Review admission requirements

Provide residency documents for in-state tuition or Alabama differential

Decision notification

Learn about graduate assistantships


Initial Evaluation

Once the application, application processing fee, and application materials are submitted, the Graduate School will complete the initial evaluation and forward your application packet to the department for an admission decision. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission or may be denied admission.

Decision Notification

The Graduate School will notify the applicants of the admission decision.  Admission to the University is often contingent upon the subsequent receipt of satisfactory and official college or university transcripts and verification of baccalaureate degree.  Failure to submit such documents before the end of the second week of class of the initial semester of enrollment may result in the cancellation of admission.


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