MSIM Application Process
Autumn 2020 Early-Career MSIM Program: Summer Application Timeline
We are offering extra rounds of admission to the Early-Career MSIM program in summer 2020, to begin the program in autumn quarter. 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) **
|Reply deadline ***|
|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.
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 MSIM 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 Early-Career MSIM Admissions
Information about admissions timelines for 2021 will be posted by Sept. 1, 2020.
Application Timeline for Mid-Career MSIM Program
The admissions process opens annually on Sept. 1. The 2020 process will have six rounds of review, based on six application deadlines.
|Application period||Deadline||Decision notification||Response date|
|Round 1||Sept. 1 - Nov. 1||Nov. 1||Nov. 12||Dec. 15|
|Round 2||Nov. 2 - Jan. 1||Jan. 1||Jan. 13||Feb. 15|
|Round 3||Jan. 2 - March 1||March 1||March 13||April 15|
|Round 4||March 2 - May 1||May 1||May 11||June 15|
|Round 5||May 2 - July 1||July 1||July 10||Aug. 15|
|Round 6||July 2 - Aug. 1||Aug. 1||Aug. 7||Aug. 15|
Admissions Process and Deadline Policy
For the 2020 application cycle, the Mid-Career MSIM program will have a modified rolling admissions process. Applications will be reviewed and decisions made in six rounds, according to the grid above. The following basic guidelines will be observed:
- All applications submitted during the application period will be reviewed after the stated deadline.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the deadline.
- Incomplete applications will still be reviewed and considered for admission.
- In the case of an incomplete application, the MSIM admissions committee may hold the application until all materials have been received. (Applications may be moved from one round to another if no decision has been issued.)
- Some applicants may be contacted directly for additional information.
- Admitted applicants will be asked to respond to the offer of admission by the reply deadline. If no response is received, their spot in the program may be given to another applicant. 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.
Since the admissions committee will be using a modified rolling admissions process, there is no deadline "policy." Applications will be reviewed and decisions made according to the timeline listed above. The admissions committee will give preference to complete applications, but reserves the right to consider incomplete applications. As indicated in the timeline, August 1 is the final deadline.