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Submitting an Application

The Warner School has a self-managed online application.

Begin the Online Application Process

Applicants (including applicants to non-degree programs) are required to assemble and submit a complete application to the Office of Admissions by midnight of the deadline. Only those completed applications received by the deadline will be considered by the Warner Admissions Committee. Applications received after a deadline or that are incomplete will be rolled over to the next appropriate deadline. See deadlines for admissions cycles.
  1. Application fee of $70 (USD) is required when you submit your application.
  2. Please scan and upload your transcripts to the online application. (Official transcripts of all previous post-secondary education are required if admitted to the program.)
  3. Letters of recommendation from members of the academic community and/or workplace professionals who know your qualifications for graduate study are required. Preferably, at least one recommendation should be from a former professor. At least two letters are required for master’s applicants and three for doctoral applicants. Letters of recommendation are managed on the online application.
  4. A statement of purpose describing your academic or professional background and your interest in pursuing graduate study at Warner is required. The statement of purpose is generally between two and four pages, double-spaced. You can upload a file or cut and paste into the online application.
  5. Current résumé or curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the online application.
  6. A writing sample. This must be written in English and may be a term paper from your earlier academic work, or a five- or six-page commentary on an issue in education that you have written for this purpose only. The paper should support an academic argument, reference citations, and use a research style sheet.  Again this should be uploaded.
  7. Additional admission and certification requirements apply for some programs and must accompany your application.
  • Applicants to the accelerated EdD program are required to complete an additional personal narrative as outlined in the application, which should be uploaded.
  • Initial teaching certification applicants and second certification applicants must complete an Admissions Content Preparation Review and upload it to the online application.
  1. Test Scores. For many of our programs, we do not require entrance examinations as part of the application to the Warner School. If you have taken the GRE already and wish to submit your score, we will be happy to evaluate it as part of your application. Applicants who are interested in applying for certain University-wide scholarships at the doctoral level are encouraged to submit GRE scores. The GRE code for the University of Rochester is 2928.
  • Teacher education and K12 educational leadership candidates seeking NYS certification are now required by NYS to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) or a substantially equivalent admission assessment, effective July 1, 2016. See full announcement to understand what is now required and how that impacts students starting in Summer and Fall 2016 and beyond.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international applicants who are non-native English speakers. The TOEFL code for the Warner School is 7614.


Begin the Online Application Process