Application Requirements



The application to PGSS has many components, which will be described below. You can begin your application by using the "New Application" link at the top of this page, and you can continue it by coming back to this site (and signing in again, if necessary). You can work on your application at any time before the deadline, which is Sunday, January 31, 11:59PM. After that time, no applications will be accepted.

Once you have created your account and signed in, you will see a list of all application sections, and their status (complete or incomplete) will be indicated. Some of those sections are to be completely solely by you, while others are to be completed by reference writers (such as a teacher or counselor).

Application sections include:

Note: Your application can't be submitted until all sections for both yourself and your recommendation writers have been completed.

The PGSS admissions committee begins application reviews shortly after the deadline and plans to announce decisions on or before April 15, 2021. Accepted students will receive instructions on how to accept or deny the offer of admission, and waitlisted students will receive instructions on indicating their continued interest.

If you have any questions or concerns about the application or the process, you can email us at pgss@cmu.edu.