After You Apply

You’ve applied and submitted your application. Now what?

What's next?

You can check your status online at any time. This will show you a checklist of all your items and if they’re all correct and complete.

We review applications in terms of their completeness. If we discover that any aspect of your application is missing before the deadline, we’ll contact you once to notify you. If the missing information is received before the deadline, we’ll treat it as complete and forward it to the admissions committee.

Departmental review

The admissions committee determines if you should be recommended for acceptance. The committee makes its final decision based on your requested mentor’s input.

The time that it takes for an application to go through the review process varies. After we complete our review of your application, we communicate the recommendations and denials to Admissions and they update the official record. We do this throughout the application cycle.

Graduate college review

In some specific cases, applications we recommend for admission may need to also be reviewed by the Graduate College. The Graduate College may decide to uphold our recommendation or deny the application.

After a decision has been made

Once Admissions enters a decision, the application portal updates and an official decision letter gets mailed out.

If you've been admitted...

Congratulations! Access our Admitted Student page to follow up with next steps!

International students: If you’ll need a student visa, you should submit OIS financial documents for the Office of International Services.

Application for a KN teaching assistant or GA position: If you are a new or current KN graduate student apply here for a TA or GA position.

If you need to defer admission...

Admission can be deferred once for up to one academic year (e.g., Fall admission can be deferred to the following Spring, Summer, or Fall terms). Notify us as soon as possible that you’d like to defer admission. If your deferral is approved, we’ll forward it to campus for for final approval and official updates to your student record.

If you've been denied...

You may contact us directly to inquire about our decision. In some cases, we can advise you on what you can do to improve your applicant profile or successfully apply for a future term.

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We’re here to help with any post-application questions. If you’re not sure what to do next, contact Randal Stone.

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