Full instructions are included within the online application. Your application is comprised of the application and any other materials requested by the department or program.
In addition to the materials required for each individual program, you must submit the following:
Please Note: All materials must be mailed to the Graduate Studies Department at:
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Tomlinson Hall Room 203
Cleveland, OH 44106
To check on the status of your application, log into Hobsons to see if a decision has been posted. If you are admitted to a program, you are admitted only for the term specified in the letter of admission. If you are unable to enroll in the semester for which you were initially admitted, you may request to defer matriculation up to two academic semesters. In such cases, the department to which you have applied may accept or reject your request, and the terms of readmission may differ from the original offer. If a delay of more than two semesters is requested, your file must be reviewed and reevaluated by the department. If more than two years elapse since acceptance, you must reapply in the same manner as a new applicant. Because non-enrolled applicant files are only kept for a maximum of two years, all documentation will have to be resubmitted.
Although there are no hard deadlines for domestic applicants, international application materials should be received in our office (not postmarked) by:
Due to the strict SEVIS rules, receiving your material by these dates will allow your application to be processed in a timely manner.
CWRU has various forms of financial aid available to graduate students. Students interested in being considered for assistantships through their programs must indicate their interest by checking the appropriate box on the application. U.S. citizens can also apply for Federal financial aid and receive student loans.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you should submit an affidavit of financial support sufficient to cover your anticipated expenses. In the event of your admission to the University without an aid award, such certification on file will facilitate authorization of the appropriate visa.
Official score reports of all standardized tests (GRE, TOEFL, etc.) designated for receipt by the University (Code 1105) will be coordinated with your application by the Graduate Admission Officer. Pending our receipt of your scores from the testing agencies, you may also want to send a copy of your “candidate score report” when you receive it.
The test scores are currently reported electronically. The School of Graduate Studies and the EECS department can view the official scores as needed.
You are free to include with your application any supporting materials of your own selection, e.g., a list of your publications, or a summary of a paper. CD's or full publications are rarely looked at in total so a synopsis is recommended.
Use the Application Checklist to ensure that all parts of your application are gathered and sent to the proper places.
Case Western Reserve University admits students of any race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administering its educational policies, admission policies, employment, promotion and compensation policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other University-administered programs.