​Deadlines

Getting ready to apply? Here's when to do it.

Thanks for your interest in joining our SOLES community—we're looking forward to reviewing your application. Because we receive a high volume of applications, it's very important that we process them in an organized and fair manner, which translates to our having firm deadlines. We take our job very seriously when we review applications, and we need applicants to take theirs just as seriously when it comes to timeliness.

As a prospective student, please know that it's your responsibility (and a critical part of the application process) to make sure all official documents are received before the deadline. You'll see two types of deadlines below—a final deadline* means that's the last day an application can be received and be considered. The early deadlines listed offer a great way to play it safe and submit your application in time for a priority review and an early decision.

Please note that the online application closes at 9pm PT/12am ET on the dates listed below. We strongly recommend submitting your online application in advance to avoid missing the deadline in your specific time zone.  

Application Deadlines for 2020

Department of Leadership Studies

Deadlines for Leadership Studies Programs
Program Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
PhD in Leadership Studies

Not Available

Final Deadline:
December 15, 2019

*Domestic Applicants Only

Final Deadline:
December 15, 2019

PhD in Leadership Studies (hybrid format)
Specialization in Leadership for International School Leaders

Not Available

Priority Deadline:
December 15, 2019

Final Deadline: April 30, 2020

Not Available
MA in Higher Education Leadership

International Applicants: 
October 31, 2019 

Domestic Applicants:
November 15, 2019

Spring term not eligible for program assistanships

Not Available

*Priority Deadline:
December 15, 2019

*Eligible for program assistantships

**Final Deadline:
April 15th, 2020

**Not eligible for program assistanships

MA in Leadership Studies

International Applicants: 
October 31, 2019 

Domestic Applicants:
November 15, 2019

Final Deadline:
March 31, 2020

*Domestic Applicants Only

Priority Deadline:
March 31, 2020

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2020

MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management

International Applicants: 
October 31, 2019

Domestic Applicants:
November 15, 2019

Not Available

Priority Deadline:
March 31, 2020

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2020

Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy

Deadlines for Counseling and Marital and Family Therapy Programs
Program Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
MA in Marital and Family Therapy Final Deadline:
October 21, 2019
Not Available

Priority Deadline:
January 13, 2020

Final Deadline:
February 10, 2020

MA in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Not Available Not Available

Priority Deadline:
January 13, 2020

Final Deadline:
February 10, 2020

MA in Counseling, School Counseling Not Available Not Available

Priority Deadline:
January 13, 2020 

Final Deadline:
February 10, 2020

Certificate in International School Counseling (online)  Not Available  Not Available
deadline

Priority Deadline:
January 13, 2020 

Final Deadline:
February 10, 2020

Department of Learning and Teaching

Deadlines for Learning and Teaching Programs
Program Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020

PhD in Education for Social Justice 

Not Available

Not Available

Final Deadline:
May 15, 2020

Academy for Catholic Teaching (ACT)

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction w/Credential (1-Year)

Not Available

Priority Deadline:
February 1, 2020

Final Deadline:
June 1, 2020

Not Available

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction w/Credential (18-Month)

International Applicants: 
October 31, 2019 

Domestic Applicants:
November 15, 2019

Not Available

Not Available

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction w/Credential (2-Year):
And optional 
Education Specialist Credential

Not Available Not Available

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2020

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2020

MEd in Special Education
with Education Specialist Credential

International Applicants: 
October 31, 2019 

Domestic Applicants:
November 15, 2019

Priority Deadline:
February 1, 2020

Final Deadline:
June 1, 2020

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2020

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2020

MEd in TESOL, Literacy, and Culture

International Applicants: 
October 31, 2019

Domestic Applicants:
November 15, 2019

Final Deadline:
June 1, 2020

*Domestic Applicants Only

Priority Deadline:
March 1, 2020

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2020

Credential Only: Preliminary Multiple Subject (K-6) Final Deadline:
November 15, 2019

Final Deadline:
May 1, 2020

*Domestic Applicants Only

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2020
Credential Only: Preliminary Single Subject (7-12) Final Deadline:
November 15, 2019

Final Deadline:
May 1, 2020

*Domestic Applicants Only

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2020

Credential Only: Preliminary Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) Final Deadline:
November 15, 2019

Final Deadline:
May 1, 2020

*Domestic Applicants Only

Final Deadline:
June 30, 2020

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