Meeting application Deadlines
Many graduate programs have earlier application deadlines than the deadlines listed below, and/or only consider applicants for specific semesters/terms. Prospective students should refer to individual program websites for current deadline information, which can be accessed by clicking on the specific program of choice from the programs page. Note that many graduate programs admit students and confirm their classes well before the Graduate School’s deadlines, so apply early. The University may alter application dates well before the published deadlines without further notice in accordance with available resources and/or the enrollment limitation established by the North Carolina General Assembly.
Fall Semester (August)
Priority Application Submission: March 1st
Final Application Submission: August 1st
Special Note for 2020 Fall
Because of COVID-19, the university has delayed the first day of class to September 7, and the academic calendar has changed. Thus, the FINAL application deadline has been extended to August 15th for domestic applicants and for programs that do not have an earlier deadline. Please check the program's website before you apply.
Spring Semester (January)
Priority Application Submission: October 1st
Final Application Submission: December 1st
Summer Semester (May or July)
Priority Application Submission: April 1st
Final Application Submission: June 15th
There are a variety of summer sessions - beginning and ending on different dates. June 15 is the last day an application can be submitted for summer, but this date is for classes that begin in July.
Post-Baccalaureate (non-degree) Deadline
If you miss the deadline to apply to a graduate certificate or degree program, consider applying as a post-baccalaueate student. The deadline to apply is generally the week before the term begins. Read more...
Notice for Applicants from Outside the State of North Carolina
Admission of applicants residing outside the State of North Carolina to an online degree or certificate program or individual online course offered by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is depended on UNC Charlotte’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required. Individuals interested in applying to a UNC Charlotte online degree or certificate program or individual course who do not reside in one of the states listed on the Office of Distance Education’s website should not submit an application or application fee for admission to the University until authorization is verified. See the Office of Distance Education’s website for further details.