MLIS Application Process
The admissions process opens annually on Sept. 1. The 2020 process will have three rounds of review, based on three application deadlines:
Dec. 1, 2019,
|Feb. 1, 2020,
11:59 p.m. (PST)
|May 1, 2020,
11:59 p.m. (PDT)
|Decisions conveyed**||Mid-January||Mid-March||Early June|
|Visit events||Online events will be scheduled for late January/early February||
MLIS Admit Visit Day is Friday, April 3 (online events will also be available)
|Reply deadline||April 15, 2020||April 15, 2020||July 1, 2020|
* The Early Decision deadline is not "binding." Applicants are welcome to apply to multiple programs and are not required to accept the offer of admission.
** 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.
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.
Application deadlines and Deadline Policy
Round 1: The early decision deadline is Dec. 1, 2019. During this round of review, the admissions committee will only consider complete applications. Admissions decisions for this group will be conveyed in mid-January. Incomplete applications and those not selected for admission during this round will be saved and considered in the next round.
Round 2: The priority deadline is Feb. 1, 2020. During this round of review, the admissions committee will give priority to complete applications, but may consider incomplete applications. Admissions decisions for this group will be conveyed in mid-March.
Round 3: The final deadline is May 1, 2020. During this round of review, the admissions committee will give priority to complete applications, but may consider incomplete applications. Admissions decisions for this group will be conveyed in late-May.
Deadline policy: For the 2020 MLIS admissions process, application review and admissions decisions will be made in three rounds. For each round, the MyGrad application and all application materials, 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.