FAQs for Applicants
Q: How can I check the status of my application?
A: You must log in to the ApplyYourself system to check the status of your application.
Q: Why is my application “incomplete” even though I submitted all of my materials?
A: Although you may have submitted all the required materials, it is a manual process to match your submitted materials with your on-line application. Please note that this may take a few business days.
Q: Why can’t I confirm that my application has been submitted?
A: There is a good chance that you neglected to click the “Submit” button. After you completed the on-line portion of your application (i.e. application form, fee, personal statement, unofficial transcripts and, if applicable, resume and writing sample), please be sure to click the "Submit" button located at the top of the application page. Otherwise, we will not be able to move your application forward in the review process.
Q: My application status is “on hold.” What does this mean?
A: A status of “on hold” means that you neglected to pay the US $75 application fee.
Q: Why can’t I see that my supplementary materials have been received?
A: Although you uploaded these documents, the ApplyYourself system does not reflect receipt of them until the Graduate School staff manually updates your record. Please allow a few days to complete this process after you have submitted your application.
Q: Who should I contact if my recommenders are having trouble submitting letters of recommendation?
A: Please contact the ApplyYourself Help Desk via the Tech Support icon on the ApplyYourself application website.
Q: How should I submit my transcript(s) to the Graduate School?
A: Please upload a copy of your transcript(s) to the ApplyYourself on-line application system before submitting the application.
Q: I am having trouble uploading my transcript(s)? A: If you are having difficulties uploading your transcript, please contact the ApplyYourself technical team.
Q: When will my ApplyYourself record reflect receipt of my transcripts?
A: Once you submit your application, the Graduate School matches your transcripts with your record. The transcript is then manually entered into ApplyYourself.
Q: When do I have to submit an official transcript(s)? You must provide us with official transcripts upon 30 days after matriculation.
Q: What happens if I cannot view receipt of my materials by the February 1 deadline?
A: February 1 is our priority deadline. If we have your materials, they will be processed and your application will be reviewed. Please be patient.
Q: I am interested in taking a course or two. Do I have to apply and be accepted in order to register for a class?
A: The Graduate School offers a part-time, non-degree option called Special Student status. Special students apply through the on-line application system, ApplyYourself. Special students are enrolled on a part-time basis and cannot exceed more than 2 courses per semester. A maximum of twelve semester hours over time may be earned prior to applying to a degree program. Please refer to the applicable materials required and deadlines for Special students.
Q: Who can I contact if I have questions?
A: Email is our preferred method of communication with applicants. If the FAQs above do not address your questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your inquiry in a timely manner.