One of the most commonly asked questions when applying to graduate school is what constitutes a complete dossier, and how the process works.
When applying to the M.A. in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages (MCL), you will be submitting all the documentation to the Graduate Office; the Department does not gather any paperwork, so please do not send any documents to MCL, as they will not be processed. Once your dossier is complete, the Graduate Office will send it to MCL, where it will be reviewed and evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee. Your dossier will then go back to the Graduate Office, which will send you a letter of notification.
The application may be completed in its entirety online through the Graduate Office:
A physical address is also provided, should you need to snail-mail in a document or apply by paper.
A complete dossier will include the following documents, required by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of MCL:
College of Arts and Sciences:
Department of Modern and Classical Languages:
You may submit any other information that you think will help the Graduate Admissions Committee know you better (i.e., a certificate or M.A. in a related field or an additional letter of recommendation).
At the discretion of the MCL Graduate Admissions Committee, an entrance exam may be required. The candidate could also be admitted as "special status", and will have to make a grade of "B" or better in the first three seminars taken so that the status is lifted.
The following submission deadlines apply. The dossier must be complete at the Graduate Office, as follows:
The dossier will not be reviewed by the MCL Graduate Admissions Committee unless all documentation is complete and current by the posted deadlines. No exceptions will be made, so please plan ahead.