MLIS Application Process
Autumn 2020 MLIS Program: Summer Application Timeline
We are offering extra rounds of admission to the MLIS program in summer 2020, to begin the program in autumn 2020. The summer admissions process will have three rounds of review, based on three application deadlines.
|Application period||Deadline to request application fee waiver*||Application Deadline||Decision notification
(at the latest)
|Round 4||May 4 - June 1||May 15||June 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PT||June 15||July 15|
|Round 5||June 2 - July 1||June 15||July 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PT||July 15||Aug. 15|
|Round 6||July 2 - Aug. 1||July 15||Aug. 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PT||Aug. 14||Sept. 8|
* The iSchool is offering a limited number of application fee waivers for the summer 2020 application deadlines. To be eligible for the waiver, you must submit a new application after May 1, 2020, and meet the following requirements: be a University of Washington undergraduate graduating in autumn 2019, winter 2020, spring 2020 or summer 2020; and earn a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. If you meet these requirements, submit your request by the deadline specified above. Students must request and be approved for the waiver before submitting their application.
** After a round of review, if no decision has been reached, the admissions committee may choose to put some applicants "on hold" and move them to the next round of review. Applicants with this status will be notified.
*** In order to accept the offer of admission, applicants are required to pay a $250 non-refundable deposit, which will go toward their autumn quarter tuition. Additionally, applicants will need to fulfill other requirements as outlined by the UW Graduate School, such as submitting official transcripts and measles immunization documentation (residential students only).
Note: Office hours for the Information School and Graduate School are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Staff from these offices will not be available outside of these times to answer questions. If the deadline listed falls on a weekend, please contact the appropriate office during business hours with questions.
For each round, the MyGrad application and all application materials possible, including recommendations, should be submitted by the stated deadline. Review and/or consideration of incomplete applications or late materials is at the discretion of the MLIS admissions committee. If application materials are missing due to circumstances beyond the applicant's control, the committee will take that into consideration and make its judgment based on the information available.
2021 MLIS Admissions
Information about admissions timelines for Autumn 2021 will be posted by Sept. 1, 2020.