• Log into GradCAS, create a username/password and complete and submit the online form, including your personal essay, job history, and CV/resume, along with the $125 application fee. If you cannot complete the form in one sitting, all of your information will be saved and you may return to finish the process.
  • Using the form provided within the online system, submit two letters of recommendation from two individuals who can realistically evaluate your abilities and probability of success in the program (e.g., former or current faculty members, employers, colleagues).
  • List all related work or volunteer experience.
  • Following the online instructions, applicants must contact every college or university attended and request transcripts be sent directly to GradCAS. GradCAS only accepts electronic transcripts from:
  • To send transcripts to GradCAS by mail, download a transcript request form after you enter each institution in GradCAS. Send the transcript request form to the registrar at the institution and mail to:

              GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
              P.O. Box 9217
              Watertown, MA 02471

Completed GradCAS Application

  • A completed application requires a paid application fee, all transcripts and at least 2 letters of recommendation
  • All coursework must be entered in GradCAS in the Transcript Entry section
  • Unverified CASPA applications WILL NOT BE REVIEWED

International Applicant Procedures

In addition to meeting the admissions requirements above, international applicants are required to meet the following: 

Foreign Transcripts

  • International students whose native language is not English may contact one of the following credentialing agencies to submit transcripts for official evaluation. Instruct the credentialing agency to send the official evaluation (and translation) directly to GradCAS (address below). You must provide both a course-by-course evaluation report along with an overall GPA calculation. 
  • Request a course by course evaluation of all foreign transcripts showing GPA calculation on a four-point scale
  • Translation: If the academic institution that you attended does not issue documents in English, the credentialing agency will require that you submit a word-for-word translation of your transcripts. You can contact University Language Services to submit your transcript for translation and instruct them to send the translated transcript to the credentialing agency you chose.

TOEFL: International applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL exam. Competitive applicants should achieve or surpass the following scores: 80 for the iBT (preferred), 213 for CBT or 550 for the PBT. Scores must have been obtained within two years of the application date. Please go to the ETS website to take the TOEFL exam. This requirement will be waived for applicants who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States. Your TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to GradCAS. ETS reports scores for two years after the test date.

GradCAS: GradCAS will ONLY accept the evaluation report from the credentialing agency. Do not send your foreign transcript to GradCAS. 

All other foreign transcript evaluations from the credentialing agency must be sent directly to GradCAS at the following address:

          GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
          P.O. Box 9217
          Watertown, MA 02471

          GRE School Code: 5729    TOEFL School Code: B886 

Application Submission

The application submission and review is on a rolling schedule for students seeking entry into the program. Applications received will be considered based on merit and space availability. Applications will be reviewed as soon as possible, and students will be notified of the admission committee’s decision. Students who plan to seek financial aid are advised to submit their applications as early as possible. Upon acceptance into the program, a $300 non-refundable matriculation fee (which will be credited toward the first semester's tuition) is required to secure class placement.

Applicant Help Center

  • Having trouble accessing the GradCAS application? The preferred browsers are Google Chrome or Firefox
  • The Applicant Help Center can be accessed here:  Applicant Help Center
  • If you have questions about your application status, please contact your GradCAS Customer Service Representative contact information at 857.304.2086 or GradCASinfo@liaisonedu.com

Admissions and Enrollment

For any other admissions questions, please contact Admissions and Enrollment:

Tel: 757.446.7437
Fax: 757.446.8915