How to Apply & Deadlines

Undergraduate Admissions - Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect to hear about decisions, or is there a decision on my application?

Once the application deadline has passed it takes approximately 4-5 weeks for decisions to be made and notices to be sent out.  All admissions decisions are sent out via email.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying, please visit:

What is the deadline for [SOE program]?

Application deadlines can be viewed at:

How long should my essay be?

There is no set length for the essay but most essays are 2-4 double spaced pages

Do I have to submit a resume and fill out the work and volunteer experience section?

A Resume is REQUIRED for the application

The Work and Volunteer Experience section of the essay is not required and can be ignored.

When are application materials due?

School of Education application deadlines are strict.

All application materials, including letters of recommendation and official test scores, must be received by the application deadline.  Applications that are incomplete after the deadline will be administratively withdrawn and will NOT be reviewed for admission.

What if my application materials don’t arrive by the application deadline?

Your application will be considered incomplete and will NOT be forwarded to the respective program for review.

What are the requirements for [SOE program]?

Program requirements can be viewed online on the program’s webpage at:

Interested students can view a program of study for each program. If you have specific questions about a program’s course requirements, please contact the program directly using the contact information found on the webpage.

My GPA or test scores fall below those of your average applicant. Can I still apply?

Talk with your academic advisor and an Office of Student Affairs representative to determine your eligibility for admission.

Is there any financial aid available?

There may be funding available to you depending on your intended program. Please visit Financial Aid & Funding for more information. You may also want to investigate funding opportunities through the University Office of Scholarship & Student Aid.

Where do I find out more information on the PRAXIS requirements/deadlines?

Please visit our testing requirements page.

How do I take classes through continuing education?

Please visit the Friday Center’s website for more information regarding continuing education.