Steps to Apply

Step 1: Prepare and submit your application

In addition to background information, the application asks you to provide background information, indicate if you are applying for a graduate assistantship, and submit a personal essay. Finally, you are asked to provide contact information for recommenders and grades for prerequisite coursework. The application becomes available annually in mid October prior to the February 1 application deadline.  

Step 2: Set up your personalized Application Status Portal

After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with a link to set up your personalized IC Connect account. Follow the instructions in the email to set up your portal, and log in to see which pieces of your application have been received. (Please submit any outstanding documents at your earliest convenience.)

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid

Check out the process for obtaining financial aid

Step 4: For International Students

There may be additional materials required for admissions. Check out the Admissions page for international students.

General Timeline

  • Applications are reviewed in early February and interviews are scheduled, for those moving forward in the admissions process, in mid-February. 
  • Applicants are typically notified of acceptance by mid-March and the student decision deadline is April 15. 
  • Applicants who apply for and are awarded a Graduate Assistantship will be notified about a week after the acceptance notice is sent out.


PEL Graduate Program: OT Office
321 Smiddy Hall
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Fax: (607) 274-3055