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How to Apply to a Graduate Program

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Please see the Graduate Calendar for admission requirements.

 

Please complete the on-line application carefully before submitting. Please note the deadlines are established as guidelines to allow candidates enough time to submit all documents and to allow the university enough time to make a decision. International candidates should attempt to apply at least six months in advance of their planned enrolment date. As well, make sure that you have reviewed the departments' requirements in detail, as there may be additional supplemental forms required (see Admission Requirements).

Admission deadlines vary by program and are noted in each program's section below. Applicants who also wish to be considered for scholarships must submit a complete application package by the following earlier deadlines:

May 1 for September admission

September 1 for January admission

January 1 for May admission

 

 

APPLICATION FEE - $105 

If paying by Visa or Mastercard the application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted. If paying by cheque or money order your application will not be processed until the money is received. Please forward your cheque or money order to the Ontario University Application Centre, 170 Research Lane, Guelph Ontario, N1G 5E2. (MBA applicants must submit an additional $45 Supplemental Application fee made payable to the University of Windsor and sent to the Office of the Registrar-Graduate Studies Division, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4. Programs offered through the Centre for Executive and Professional Education have a higher application fee. )

REFEREE ASSESSMENT FORMS

The Referee Assessment Forms should be forwarded to your referees. The Confidential Report forms should be returned by the referees directly to the Office of the Registrar, Graduate Studies Division, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4 or returned to the student in a sealed envelope. The forms are included on the on-line application. (Please note that the departments of Nursing, Psychology and Social Work have different Confidential Reports. Please visit the departments' websites to access these reports.)

TRANSCRIPTS

Applicants who have attended an Ontario University must order a transcript when applying on-line. Applicants who have attended universities outside of Ontario must order transcripts directly from the institution. Please request from each university which you attended official transcripts to be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar-Graduate Studies Division or sent to the applicant and returned to the University unopened. Applicants who have attended the University of Windsor need not order or send Windsor transcripts. All documents received become the property of the University of Windsor and will not be returned. You may submit copies of official transcripts, but if an offer of admission is extended on the basis of unofficial transcripts, final official transcripts must be submitted prior to registration in the program.

WRITING SAMPLES, PERSONAL PROFILES, RESUMES, LETTERS OF INTENT, ETC

If an academic unit requires one of the above documents (see Admission Requirements) it should be sent to the Office of the Registrar, Graduate Studies Division.

ADMISSIONS AND DEFERRALS

Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is by letter of offer from the Dean of Graduate Studies. A decision to admit or not to admit is made on the basis of a recommendation received from an academic unit together with the documents required for admission. A decision may be reconsidered upon the request of the applicant if further information is offered.

Applicants who have not been admitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies may upgrade their qualifications and reapply. A subsequent decision would be made on the basis of a further recommendation by the academic unit and the updated file.

Offers of admission are made for a specific term, and acceptance may be deferred for one term only. Students wishing to be considered for admission at a later date will normally be required to complete a new application and to resubmit their documents.

TESTS

GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) - Applicants whose academic credentials are difficult to assess may be required to write the GRE, administered by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. 08540. Visit the website at www.gre.org.

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST (GMAT) - M.B.A. applicants are required to take the GMAT prior to admission. Visit the website at www.mba.com.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TESTS

For applicants whose native language is not English, a satisfactory score on an English proficiency test administered by one of the following institutions is required:

TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL) - Visit the website at www.toefl.org.

MICHIGAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT BATTERY (MELAB) - Offered through the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan. Visit the website at www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/melab.htm.

CARLETON ACADEMIC ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT (CAEL) - Visit the website at www.cael.ca.

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM (IELTS) - Visit the website at www.ielts.org.

The University of Windsor ENGLISH LANGUAGE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (ELIP) (LEVEL III) with a minimum final grade of 75%. Visit the website at /elip

All test results should be sent directly to the University of Windsor, Office of the Registrar-Graduate Studies Division, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4.