You start the process by submitting an application to our office: Office of Admission & Records You have the option of applying online or via paper. For details on how to submit the application, click here.
We prepare your application file for review by the academic committee. Please allow one week from the receipt of all your application materials in our office to assemble and submit it to your academic department for review. Due to a high volume of mail at the peak of the admission cycle (January – February timeframe), this process may be extended.
Once all your documents are submitted, your file is complete, and the review process begins. Some academic departments will/can review a file prior to it being complete. (You may wish to check with your academic department for further information.)
Each academic department has its own review committee responsible for making admissions decisions. The review process typically takes 4-6 weeks (6-8 weeks for applicants to multiple programs).
In most cases, you will be notified of the admission decision by your academic department. Our office will also mail you an individual letter/packet. Please allow up to 2 weeks (2-6 weeks for international mailings) to receive your decision via mail.
How long does it take before I hear from CGU about my admission?
This is determined by a variety of factors such as...
• When your file was completed and became available for review. See #2 above.
• The academic department – each one has its own committee & review style. Again, you may wish to check with your academic department for further information.
• Whether or not your academic department will review with unofficial copies of supporting documents in your file.
As soon as the decision has been made, most academic departments call or email their own students to let them know. Following that, an official offer of admission letter is sent from the Central Admissions Office via mail.