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Dates & Deadlines

Priority Deadlines

EMU accepts applications for admission on a rolling basis throughout the year. However, it’s best to apply as early as possible, up to 15 months prior to your intended start date.

A priority admission deadline is the last day completed application files must be submitted in order to be admitted in time for the start of your intended semester.

The following guidelines provide information about how the timing of your application may affect your consideration for admission and/or financial aid:

Domestic students should apply by:

  • July 1 for programs beginning in Fall
  • November 1 for programs beginning in Winter
  • April 1 for programs beginning in Summer

International students should apply by:

  • July 1 for programs beginning in Fall
  • November 1 for programs beginning in Winter
  • March 1 for programs beginning in Summer

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or who have transcripts from outside the United States are subject to the deadlines for international students. International applicants who need an I-20 should apply as early as possible.

Undergraduate Priority Financial Aid Deadlines

Entering freshmen and transfer students are automatically considered for academic scholarships at the time of admission, based on availability of funds. In addition, students who have submitted FAFSA information are automatically considered for federal financial aid and/or additional grants.

For priority scholarship and financial aid consideration, EMU strongly recommends that students submit completed admission and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the following dates:

Incoming Freshmen:

  • January 15 for programs beginning in Fall

Incoming Transfer:

  • January 15 for programs beginning in Fall