What is the fee for submitting an application?
There is no fee for submitting an application. Application to the Graduate School is free and all parts of the application process need to be completed online.
What if I made a mistake in my application?
If you have made a mistake in your application in regards to past universities attended, degrees received, legal name, email address, phone number, mailing and/or permanent addresses, email MyGrad@mtu.edu to fix the issue.
The recommended deadline has passed. Can I still apply?
Yes. All departments make decisions on a rolling basis with all deadlines being recommended. Departments will review all completed applications provided to them.
Are funding opportunities available for graduate school?
Applicants are automatically considered for internal funding through graduate assistantships. Applicants may also apply for external funding opportunities, or inquire with faculty who have recently been awarded research funding about assistantship opportunities. Graduate funding is competitive, and the majority of funding is awarded to PhD students.
If I e-mail the Graduate School or a faculty member my resume and test scores without an application, will they be able to tell me if my application would be accepted?
It is not possible to informally review your materials to determine if you would be accepted to the program of your choice. Applications are reviewed using a holistic approach. Your entire application is reviewed, along with all others in the applicant pool, to determine which students will succeed at Michigan Tech and contribute to the research needs of the program. Some programs have admissions guidance to aid in evaluating your own materials. Students are highly encouraged to apply as our application is free.
It has been over a week since I submitted my application and I have not been granted access to MyMichiganTech. What do I do?
If it has been over 7 business days since you submitted your application and you have not received two emails with your login credentials, please check your spam folder first. If they are not there, please email MyGrad@mtu.edu and we will resend and reset your information.
None of the residency options in the application apply to me. What do I choose?
If you are a citizen of a country other than the United States, you are considered a non-resident alien.
Do I have to take the GRE?
If the name on your test scores does not match the name on your application, official GRE scores will not be able to be matched to your application. If you requested ETS to send your official GRE scores and it has been more than 2 weeks, email MyGrad@mtu.edu for assistance.
Do I need to provide English Proficiency Scores?
Applicants whose native language is not English must supply results of an English proficiency examination (TOEFL or IELTS). Applicants that hold citizenship from and/or attended post-secondary school in a country where the primary language is English may e-mail the Graduate School to petition for a waiver.
If the name on your test scores does not match the name on your application, official TOEFL scores will not be able to be matched to your application. If you requested ETS to send your official TOEFL scores and it has been more than 2 weeks, email MyGrad@mtu.edu for assistance.
The Graduate School will verify any IELTS Scores with British Council, making them Official upon receipt and processing.
Am I required to provide both Student Statements?
Yes. All applicants are required to provide both Student Statements, which include a Statement of Purpose and a Student Statement. Both are character limited and will not allow you to submit a statement over the allotted length. You must review your Student Statements before clicking 'submit', as we do not allow them to be changed once they are added to your application.
I would like to apply to more that one program at Michigan Tech. Do I need to fill out multiple applications?
Yes. You will need to fill out an application form for each program you wish to apply to. Please contact the Graduate School before submitting multiple applications. Please notify our office if you would like us to apply your documents (such as your letters of recommendation) to multiple applications.
I have previously applied to Michigan Tech. Do I need to resubmit an application?
We require any student who has previously received an admissions decision on an application to reapply. In addition, we will request that you provide us with new application materials per the requirements of the program.
How do I know if my application is under review? What is my application status?
You can check the status of your application on MyMichiganTech. Your application status will always be updated here first.
Definitions of our most frequently used status codes follow:
Incomplete items outstanding: Check for items marked as "Required" in your Missing section. If you believe one of these items should be waived, contact the Graduate School.
Complete—Awaiting Program Decision: Your application has been sent to the program and is under review. Your status will be updated once the Graduate School is notified of your application decision.
Accepted: You have been accepted to the program of study. Additional information will be sent to you by email and in your acceptance letter(s)
Grad Accept—Pending Financials: You have been accepted to your program of study, but we need to receive your proof of funding documents and a copy of your passport in order to issue your immigration documents (I-20 / DS-2019).
Admission Denied: The program has decided to not admit you at this time.
When will I receive my admissions decision?
All application decisions are made by the program of study. The time frame for a decision varies among programs, as some programs make decisions by committee review.
If you have further questions about a program's timeline for application decisions, contact the Graduate Program Director.
When will I receive my student visa paperwork (I-20 or DS-2019)?
- After admission has been approved and all proof of funding documents and a copy of your passport are received and processed, visa paperwork will be sent via airmail unless express shipping is requested.
- For express shipping, Michigan Tech partners with eShip Global to send your immigration
documents through FedEx or UPS. DHL pick-up is unavailable at our university's location.
- To request express shipping, you must first create an account with eShip Global.
- Request your shipment by choosing the "Receive" option with your account
- You must provide your Michigan Tech ID (M number), mailing address, e-mail address, phone number and credit card information.
- Select Graduate School as the recipient of the mailing labels.
- You will receive a tracking number when you submit your request, which will allow you to track the status of your shipment on the eShip Global web site.