Graduate Admissions


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The Graduate Application Process

Submit Application

Step 1: Submit Your Application

Once you have decided on a desired start term and program, complete and submit your application online here

Many academic programs only accept applications for a specific admit term. Contact your academic department to determine which admit term to apply. It is recommended that you submit your application as soon as the admit term opens. This will allow you ample time to complete all of your departmental application materials and requirements. Please see university deadline information below. 

Receive Email Invite to Status Page

Step 2: Receive Email Invite to Status Page

After you have submitted your application, you will be routed to your Application Status Page. The Status Page is where you will pay your application fee, add recommenders to your application, and upload required application materials.

We recommend checking this page often for updates on your application, important university updates, and contact information for your department. 

Upload Required Materials, Recommendations & Pay App Fee

Step 3: Complete your Application: the Status Page

Required application materials vary by department and will be reflected on your Status Page within one day. 

If your application requires letters of recommendation, you will be prompted to input recommenders' information. Be sure to notify your recommenders in advance that they will receive an email from FSU with instructions for uploading their letters directly to your application. 

The application fee is 30.00USD. You will be able to pay by credit card, debit card, or e-check. Unfortunately, the Office of Graduate Admissions is unable to waive the application fee payment for graduate applicants.  

University Requirements

University Admission Requirements

Admission to graduate study is a two-fold evaluation process. The Office of Admissions determines eligibility for admission to the University, and the academic department or college determines admissibility to the degree program. Final admission to the University is subject to approval by the Office of Admissions. Please contact your department for program requirements.  

In order to meet university admission requirements, applicants must meet the minimum requirements listed below: