Application Forms for Graduate Study
All application materials should be addressed to
Division of Graduate Studies
Ithaca College 111 Towers Concourse
Ithaca, NY 14850-7142
You can obtain information regarding extramural study from the Division of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions located in the Towers Concourse.
To apply for admission to a degree program you must obtain two recommendations evaluating your academic ability and/or performance. Recommendations should be secured from persons who are able to comment on your academic capabilities. The recommendations must be sent directly to the Division of Graduate Studies no later than June 1 for the fall semester or summer session of that calendar year and December 1 for the following spring semester. If you are applying for an assistantship, the deadline is March 1 and you must also submit two recommendations evaluating your work performance --- this is in addition to those evaluating your academic work. No recommendations are necessary to enroll in nondegree study. Letters of recommendation may also be submitted in an official placement package sent directly to the Division of Graduate Studies by a college or university placement office.
Have your official transcripts sent directly from your undergraduate institution to the Division of Graduate Studies. Upon completion of the bachelorís degree, an official transcript with degree posted and dated is required for matriculation status.
Ithaca College will send you a written acknowledgment of your application. The letter will inform you of anything that may be missing from the file.
Each program makes its own admissions decisions on its own schedule. You will be notified of your admission status throughout the process.
The checklist below will help you through the application process. If you omit any of these steps or complete it improperly, the processing of your application may be delayed.
Application: Have you enclosed the completed application for admission? Is it signed and dated? If you are applying for an assistantship, have you enclosed the application?
Payment: Have you enclosed a check or money order in the amount of $40 United States currency for the application fee, payable to Ithaca College? Your application will not be processed unless this fee is enclosed.
Transcript: Have you arranged to have your official transcript, degree posted and dated, sent directly to Ithaca College from the registrarís office of your degree-granting institution?
Recommendations: Have you arranged to have two letters of recommendation sent to Ithaca College by persons evaluating your academic ability? Also, if you are applying for an assistantship, have you arranged to have two additional letters of recommendation from persons evaluating your work performance?
Exercise and sport sciences, speech-language pathology, and teachers of the speech and hearing handicapped majors: Have you made arrangements to send your official GRE scores?
Communication majors: Have you included a brief letter describing your educational or professional experience related to communications, and stating your goals in pursuing graduate study in this field at Ithaca College?
Music majors: Have you contacted the School of Music to schedule an audition or interview?