Once an applicant submits all of the required application materials applications are prepared for review. Both the processing and review take some time and we ask that you be patient as we receive close to one thousand applications each year.  The times mentioned below are estimates and will be shorter for spring admissions and possibly longer for fall admissions. These timelines are neither definitive or guaranteed. 

  • The processing of applications by the Computer Science M.Eng. Office begins about two weeks prior to the application deadline. 
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed. Please ensure you have submitted your online application by the posted deadline.
  • Approximately three weeks after the deadline, applicants will be able to check the status of their application on the Activity page in College Net. The notes section will indicate if anything has yet to be received. 
  • Should an application be incomplete at this time, reasonable time will be allowed for the applicant to supply the missing materials.
  • *SPECIAL NOTE: Your name on your application should be exactly the same as the name you registered under for all tests. Inconsistent names result in the inability of our system to accurately match your GRE and TOEFL scores to your application, causes much confusion and may prolong the processing and susequent review phase of your application unnecessarily.
  • Applicants should check their on-line application status page for information on what materials are missing. Once an application has been processed and found to be complete the status will be changed from "Incomplete" to "Complete." If your application says "Incomplete", check the "notes" section for what is missing. If nothing is missing yet the status still reads "Incomplete", your application has not yet been processed and will be soon.
  • Review of complete applications takes approximately three to five weeks after processing, depending on the number of applications received.
  • Once the applications have been reviewed and decisions have been made, applicants who are being offered admission will receive an e-mail announcement followed within 10 days by a formal letter of admission and required acceptance forms sent to the same e-mail address. Please make sure the e-mail address you report on your application remains valid until the admissions process is complete.
  • We do not provide admission decisions over the telephone or in response to third party inquiries. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Once an admission offer is made, applicants will have approximately 1 month to respond to the offer. Response includes completing an online response form, submitting a hardcopy response with the required deposit and for international students, financial certification documents.
  • If an applicant has been declined an offer of admission they will be notified approximately two months after the deadline date. These applicants will receive their decision via e-mail. No admission decisions will be provided over the telephone. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Occasionally the admissions committee will request additional information from an applicant in order to more accurately assess their credentials. Decisions in these cases will take additional time, however the notification procedure is the same.