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Application Deadlines and Timeline

 The Electrical and Computer Engineering department only accepts applications for Fall quarter.

ECE does NOT accept applications for Winter or Spring quarters.


Applications for Fall 2016 Open: August 27, 2015 at 12:01am (Pacific Standard Time)

Applications for Fall 2016 Close: December 15, 2015 at 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time)


All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

  • Faculty begin reviewing applications in late December/early January.
  • There is no significant advantage for applications submitted early.
  • Applications will not be reviewed prior to the deadline.
  • The first round of offers for the Ph.D. program will be sent in January/February.
  • The second round of offers for the Ph.D. program will be sent in March.
  • The single round of offers for the M.S. program wil be sent in March.


The ECE Faculty Admissions Committee endeavors to make all application decisions by April 14.


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