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For Admissions FAQ

What is the status of my financial aid?

For Fall semester admissions, the offers of financial aid are made throughout April and sometimes into May. If you do not hear from us that probably means that we are not prepared to offer you financial aid at this time. However, we keep your application on file just in case an opening develops or we receive funds to hire additional graduate students. In that case, we will contact you for your availability. This can happen at any time during the year including the possibility of starting in the Spring semester.

What are my chances of getting financial aid?

The offers of financial aid depend on several factors including GRE/TOEFL scores, personal/phone interviews, previous research/industrial/teaching experience, area of concentration, department needs and the financial factors. Competition for teaching and research assistantships is always very keen and admitted students are always encouraged to find other sources of support including personal/family funds. Several students start their graduate education based on personal funds and later find some form of financial support including assistantships and on-campus employment though clearly, it can not be guaranteed.

What are the minimum GRE and other requirements for admissions?

There are no set minimum requirements. The offers of graduate admission depend on several factors including previous coursework and performance therein, previous research/industrial experience, GRE/TOEFL scores, recommendation letters, area of concentration and the department needs. You may apply to either the MS or the PhD program though requirements for admission to the latter are obviously much higher.

Visit the Graduate School for a listing of requirements.

What is the deadline for submitting applications?

There is no formal deadline for submitting applications for admission to the graduate programs in Electrical & Computer Engineering. Applications are processed as they are received. However, keep in mind that most of the financial aid decisions are made in March and April for Fall semester admissions. Therefore, the applications should be submitted by February 15 if you want to be considered for the first round of financial aid offers.