Can I apply to a graduate program after the application deadline?

    Our application deadline for fall admissions consideration is Jan. 1. It is to your advantage to submit your application on time, early if possible; however, we will accept late applications for consideration. Unfortunately, it is possible that our facility will be fully committed by the time late applications are received and no funding will be available to award.

    Graduate Certificate and M.S. in Optical Sciences applications are accepted after the Jan. 1 deadline and often are considered for spring admission, particularly if the student has successfully completed graduate-level optics classes in nondegree status.

    Please note that we only admit students to begin in the spring semester in extremely rare circumstances. For additional information about spring applications and admissions, contact grad-advising@optics.arizona.edu.