Graduate Admissions FAQ

I submitted an application. Have you received my materials yet?

We’re excited to view your application! You can actually check the status of your materials (whether they’ve been received) through your Application Status page. When your transcript and letters of recommendation have a green check mark, that means we’ve received your materials!

How will I know my admission status?

You’ll receive an email confirmation letting you know you have a status update. You can then login to your application account and view the new status letter update linked on your account. If you don’t hear back after seeing your materials have been received, don’t hesitate to follow up with us.

I’ve been accepted! Now what?

When you decide to accept your offer, you’ll see a new form on your account called “Accept Offer.” In order to move forward with your enrollment with us, you’ll need to accept the offer. After you accept, your Goucher credentials will be created and you’ll receive an email with your login information. Someone from our Admissions Team will follow up with you to get you ready for the semester!

I’m interested in scholarships. What’s the process?

You can check out our main scholarship page here. And also note that only our Limited Residency programs offer scholarships from the college and you can find that information on each program page!

I’m applying to become a Graduate Assistant. Do I still need to do this application too?

Yes! Even if you find out you received the position first, you’ll still need to apply to the program through us.

Can I defer my acceptance?

You can! You’ll just need to notify us about your decision so we can update your account and get you ready for the semester you wish to enroll in.

I’m applying for financial aid. Do I need to accept my offer?

Yes, you do. In order to figure out if you can receive financial aid packages, you’ll need a student account with us. You’ll need to accept the offer in order to have a student account created.

I didn’t make the deadline for admissions. What now?

If you aren’t able to meet the enrollment date for the semester, you can always join us for the next enrollment session or semester. We’ll figure out what works best for you.

Do you need all of my transcripts?

We need your bachelor’s transcript showing your confer date. If you’ve taken some graduate level courses and want to transfer them over, you’ll need to submit that transcript showing your courses as well. But you can send that transcript after you’ve been admitted if needed.

*Please note those applying for our Professional Development Certificate can’t transfer over any credits.

I went to Goucher at some point for graduate courses and I want to come back, what do I need to do?

If you haven’t been an active student in the past 5 years, we’ll need to reactivate your account. Contact us directly so we can look up your account and figure out how to help you get started again!

I’m a Goucher alum. Do you need my transcripts?

We don’t! We can pull them off the system but please let our office know so we can pull your transcript in a timely manner for you. If you graduated with your Master’s from us and want to continue for your Certificate program, you will need to apply again so we can update your account. Please contact us so we can provide you with more information!