College of Graduate Studies

How to apply to graduate school

The Admission teams in the College of Graduate Studies and your graduate program work with you throughout the admission process.

Graduate application checklist

1. Review Admission Requirements

 admission requirements 

2. Submit your graduate Application

  • Create an account.
  • We will email a temporary pin to access your application account.
  • Once you create your account and password, you will be directed to the application. Some of our programs use a Centralized Application System (CAS). Links to CAS are provided. For other programs, select "Start New Application."
  • Have the following documents ready to upload if you are required to submit them. Although Submitting all the documents with your application will allow us to process your application more quickly, although you may choose to submit them at a later date (see directions in step 3).
    • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Statement of purpose
    • Letters of recommendation — You may provide email addresses for recommenders on your UToledo or CAS applications. We will automatically email them a link to an online recommendation form. We also will accept emailed recommendation letters  to
    • Writing samples
  • Once you submit your app, you will have an option to pay the application fee.
  • Once you start the app, you can come back later to finish it. Once you submit, you can no longer make changes.
  • Check with your college department or program contact regarding application deadlines.

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3. Submit additional documentation

  • Test scores

GRE/TOEFL: Submit through ETS using institution code 1845
GMAT: Submit through Graduate Management Admission Council
PTE: Submit through Pearson PTE
IELTS: Submit as PDF with application or via email to
Duolingo: Submit through Duolingo

  • Transcripts

Contact all previous higher education institutions you attended and have them send your official transcripts to UToledo. We cannot process your application until we receive your transcripts.

Current and previous UToledo students do not need to submit their UToledo transcripts.

Did you attend an international institution?
The College of Graduate Studies is accepting emailed copies of unofficial transcripts from international institutions. Email transcripts to Official transcripts are required once you are admitted and must be submitted before classes start.

NOTE: If you attended an American university or college, as well as an international institution, you must send us transcripts from both when you apply. We will accept unofficial, emailed transcripts only from the international institution. 

  • Other documents

If you didn't upload the following documents with your application, you may mail or email them to

Transcripts and other academic documents
Before we can review your application, you need to provide a transcript (see directions above), as well as official certified or attested copies of all graduation certificates, diplomas or degree certificates.

For degrees earned from a U.S. degree-granting institution, order a transcript online to be sent to us directly from the school's Registrar's Office.

You must submit clear and legible photocopies of precise word-for-word English translations of all foreign language documents. English translations must be provided by the issuing institution or by an approved translation service. You must make all arrangements directly with the translation service.

4. Watch for email confirmation and notifications

  • Your application will be reviewed by the College of Graduate Studies. When all minimum requirements have been met and fees are paid, your admission file will be forwarded to your program's admission team for further evaluation.
  • You may check the progress of your application by logging into your application account and accessing your checklist.
  • When an admission decision is made, you will receive an email.
  • Decisions for most programs are made on a rolling basis. Some programs have a limited number of seats available and may make admission decisions on a specific date. Check with your program contact for details.

5. Accept admission and return intent to enroll form

Your admission letter will include a link to the Intent to Enroll form. Complete and submit the form to accept your place at UToledo! 

After you're admitted

Review Your Next Steps

Are you a graduate readmit student?
Your application checklist differs. Review your readmission guidelines and application process.

Are you a guest student?
The guest student application is for students who are enrolled at another institution and want to take graduate classes at UToledo that are required by their home institution and will be transferred to their home school.

Approval from your home institution is required. The application form should be submitted to your home institution prior to submitting it to UToledo Graduate Admissions.

Are you a non-degree seeking student?
Choose the non-degree seeking student option on our online graduate application.

Have Questions?

Visit University Hall, Room 3240
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mailing address
The University of Toledo
College of Graduate Studies
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 933
Toledo, OH 43606

Graduate Success Center

The Graduate Success Center is here to support you as you pursue your graduate degree. Your success is our success!

  • Professional and peer success coaches
  • Connections to campus resources
  • Navigation of academic processes
  • Social and professional programming

Graduate Success Center

Last Updated: 8/4/22