College of Graduate Studies

How to apply to graduate school

The Graduate Admissions team and your graduate academic program are looking forward to working 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.
    • 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.
    • Writing sample
  • Upon submitting your application, you will be required to pay the application fee.
  • You can continue to make changes to your application until it has been submitted. After you submit it, you can no longer edit your information.  
  • You can continue to upload documents after submitting your application. Log back into your application. Navigate to "Upload Documents."
  • Check with your college department or program contact regarding application deadlines.

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3. Submit additional documentation

  • Transcripts

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

All Applicants
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.  

An official transcript is one that is sent from institution to institution or that is in the original sealed envelope with a registrar’s stamp intact.

Official transcripts can be ordered online from most institutions and sent directly to UToledo electronically.  Hard copy transcripts can be mailed to UToledo using the mailing address listed at the bottom of this page.  

International Applicants
For academic review purposes only, applicants who have attended international institutions may provide copies of those transcripts by uploading directly to the application as "Miscellaneous." Transcripts also must include official certified or attested copies of all graduation certificates, diplomas or degree certificates.  

Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended will still need to be sent directly from your institution to the University of Toledo. They must be submitted before the start of the second term.  Transcripts can be mailed to the Graduate Admissions office using the mailing address at the bottom of this page. Or you may bring them to our office.

NOTE: The above applies only for international institutions.  For degrees earned from a U.S. degree-granting institution, official transcripts are required.

  • Test scores

The University of Toledo institution code is 1845.

  • Other documents

If required, you may submit the following documents by uploading them into your application.

    • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Statements of purpose
    • Writing sample
    • Letters of recommendation — You may add the name, email address and title of recommenders into  your application.  A link to the recommendation form will be sent to them automatically. They also will have the option to upload an actual letter if they choose.
    • International applicants must submit official certified or attested copies of all graduation certificates, diplomas or degree certificates.  

International applicants — Document Translations

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

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.

Questions About your Application?

Visit Stranahan Hall, Room 1048
Mailing address
The University of Toledo
College of Graduate Studies
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 933
Toledo, OH 43606

Questions About Your Degree Progress?

Visit University Hall, Room 3240
Last Updated: 12/5/22