Graduate applications are accepted for admission during both the fall and spring semesters. For applicants desiring full consideration for financial support, the application deadlines are December 31st for the subsequent fall semester and September 30th for the subsequent spring semester. For fall semester, applicants are notified of admission and financial support decisions in early March, with acceptance of financial support due by April 15th. Spring semester admission decisions are made in early November, with financial support limited based upon the availability of graduate research assistant positions on a per-faculty basis. Students may defer enrollment by a maximum of one year.