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Graduate School Spring Admission

0mar210mar21 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
edited November 2008 in Graduate School

I would like to know if schools generally accept students who apply for spring admission(Starting January), i plan on applying for a PhD in chemical engineering.

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Replies to: Graduate School Spring Admission

  • WilliamCWilliamC Registered User Posts: 785 Member
    No. Graduate admissions are almost always for Fall only.
  • tenisghstenisghs Registered User Posts: 3,955 Senior Member
    PhD admissions are always Fall only.

    Some less selective Master's programs have winter/spring or rolling admissions, but the majority offer Fall admissions. The most selective Master's programs generally offer Fall only admissions.
  • sheelo81sheelo81 Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    Since when was a rolling admissions policy predicated on a Master's programs selectivity?

    What are some of the other factors that could influence why a department chooses to adopt a rolling policy?
  • belevittbelevitt Registered User Posts: 2,005 Senior Member
    Most of the programs that I am looking at allow for a "summer rotation". That is, you can begin your first rotation early in the summer which effectively begins grad school only a few months later than if you were to start in the spring. You could probably ask around at the places you are applying if they do this.
  • RacinReaverRacinReaver Registered User Posts: 6,608 Senior Member
    I know a person or two here at Caltech in Materials Science that started in the Spring quarter. It was good for them since they were able to take a few classes, get into the lab over the summer, and then be pretty prepared by the time fall rolled around.

    When I was graduating a semester early all of the professors I asked for recommendations wanted to know if I was applying for spring or fall admissions as well, so I imagine there are some schools that take people for both.
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