Key Dates and Deadlines

CGU operates on a priority deadline cycle. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications by the priority dates in order to assure maximum consideration for both admission and fellowships.

Once the priority deadlines have passed, the University will continue to review applications for qualified candidates on a competitive, space-available basis. The final deadlines listed are the last date the University can accept an application in order to allow sufficient time to complete the admissions, financial aid, and other enrollment processes.


Fall 2017
Priority Deadline February 1, 2017
Final Deadline July 1, 2017
(International applicants)

August 15, 2017
(Domestic applicants)

First Day of Classes August 28, 2017
Spring 2018
Priority Deadline November 1, 2017
Final Deadline December 1, 2017
(International applicants)

January 2, 2018
(Domestic applicants)

First Day of Classes January 16, 2018



Application Checklist

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For priority admission and fellowship consideration, applications should be submitted by the priority deadlines.

All supporting documents should be sent to Claremont Graduate University at the following address:

CGU Office of Admissions
160 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Required application materials include:


Program-specific Application requirements

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Amy Sandefur

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-9101 (Direct)
T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)