Applying for a Graduate Program


Students admitted to the School of Graduate Studies who have submitted all required Graduate Degree Program Documentation by October 1 for spring enrollment, and March 1 for summer and fall enrollment, will be informed of their admission status no later than November 1 and April 1 respectively.

Student submitting documentation after the October 1 and March 1 deadline will have their application processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: All students must be admitted to their program within the first semester of starting classes. This is done by submitting all your program documents and being approved by the program for admission. See below for links to the program documents.

Program Admission Requirements:

*Click HERE for step by step instructions (pdf).


Financial Aid Regulations for Graduate Students


Students please be advised that the courses you choose to enroll in MUST be a required course or an elective course in your degree program. Financial Aid regulations dictate that any graduate student who is seeking financial aid must be enrolled in AT LEAST five (5) credit hours during the fall, spring, or summer semester and the courses MUST be in the degree program.

* Certificate Programs do not qualify for financial aid.


Applying for Graduation

Follow the steps found on the Graduation page.

*Click HERE for step by step instructions (pdf).

Semester

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

Application Available

March 15, 2019

November 1, 2019

February 1, 2020

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Application Deadline

August 30, 2019

January 27, 2020

April 10, 2020

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Commencement

December 14, 2019 at 10 a.m.

May 9, 2020 at 2 p.m.

May 9, 2020 at 2 p.m.

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Enrolling for classes

*Click HERE for step by step instructions (pdf).


Pre-Enrollment for Graduates begin:

Fall/Summer 2019 - April 2, 2019

Spring 2020 - November 5, 2019

Fall/Summer 2020 - April 7, 2020


First day of classes

Fall 2019 - August 19, 2019

Spring 2020 - January 13, 2020

Summer 2020 - ?????


Testing

The GRE Test:

  • Information and reservations for the GRE can be found at www.ets.org/gre.
  • Payment must be made online when reserving your spot.
  • Note: This test is not given at ECU.


The Miller Analogies test (MAT):

  • To schedule the MAT, contact Jacob Moses at 580.559.5319 or jaccmos@ecok.edu.
  • Additional information on taking the MAT test at East Central University can be found, HERE.
  • To study for the MAT, you can download a MAT Study Guide from the Pearson website, HERE


The LSAT Test:

  • Information and reservations for the LSAT can be found at www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/about-the-lsat.
  • Payment must be made online when reserving your spot.
  • Note: This test is not given at ECU.


The GMAT Test:

  • Information and reservations for the GMAT can be found at www.mba.com/us.
  • Payment must be made online when reserving your spot.
  • Note: This test is not given at ECU.
     

For campus dates and deadlines:

University Dates and Deadlines