The MSDS Residential program will begin in August, with one annual application cycle. We offer two application options: Priority Decision and Regular Decision

Priority Decision is for those wishing to be considered for early admission and need-based financial aid. The deadline for Priority Decision is January 6, 2025, and applicants will receive an admission decision on March 7, 2025. Priority applicants must respond to the offer of admission in their application portal by March 31, 2025.  

Some applicants applying for Priority Decision may be Deferred to Regular Decision, meaning we will re-review their applications in the Regular Decision round. 

Regular Decision is for all other applicants, with a deadline of March 17, 2025. Applications for Regular Decision will receive an admission decision on April 4, 2025. Regular Decision applicants must respond to the offer of admission their application portal by April 15, 2025.  

Waitlist offers are made on a space-available basis and vary year to year. If we can make any offers from the waitlist, it would happen in May, June, or July. If we can make any offers, we will give you a call, and if you accept, you must submit your tuition deposit within 72 hours to secure your spot in the cohort; note that waitlist offers may not request a deferral. The waitlist closes on August 1. 

All deadlines close at 11:59pm Eastern Time. 


Events and Deadlines for Fall 2025 Entry


Priority Decision

Regular Decision

Application Opens

Aug. 15, 2024

Application Deadline

Jan. 6, 2025

Mar. 17, 2025

Deadline for Supplementary Materials*

Jan. 13, 2025

Mar. 24, 2025

FAFSA Deadline (Preferred)

Mar. 1, 2025

Decision Release Date

Mar. 7, 2025

Apr. 4, 2025

Deadline to Respond to Offer

Mar. 31, 2025

Apr. 15, 2025

Offers from the Waitlist (if available)

May-July 2025

Waitlist Closes

Aug. 1, 2025

*Supplementary Materials include transcripts, TOEFL or IELTS test scores (if required), and letter(s) of recommendation. We do not accept research papers, articles, statements of purpose, GRE scores, or other supplementary items aside from those required for the application. 

For questions about the application process, check out the Frequently Asked Questions or schedule a time to meet with the admissions team.  

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