Graduate Program Application Deadlines


It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the Department of English receives all application materials by the deadline. We encourage applicants to submit materials early.

September GRE scores can take six to eight weeks to arrive after the test date. We suggest you take the GRE in September for MA/PhD applications, or November for MFA and MATESOL applications. You need to ensure that ETS reports your official scores electronically to the University of Washington using the code: 4854.
December 15 Completed MA/PhD applications are due December 15.
January 2 Completed MFA applications are due January 2.
January 15 Completed MATESOL applications are due January 15.
April 1 MATESOL applications received by the January 15 deadline are reviewed in a first round which fills most of the available openings. MATESOL applications received between January 15 and April 1 will be reviewed for admission only. Students admitted in the April 1 round will not be guaranteed consideration for a teaching assistantship in their second year.

Applicants may wish to visit Student Financial Aid for information on deadlines for need-based aid.