The Computing Ph.D. program has limited funds and typically only funds students for their first year. Students are required to identify a major advisor by the end of their first semester. Advisors are expected to help students secure funding for the remainder of their degree program.
To maximize your chance to receive program funding you should submit your application by the priority deadline. If you submit by this deadline the process is as follows:
- Early February – Students receive admission notification from the Graduate College.
- Mid-Late February – The Computing PhD GA committee reviews and ranks admitted applicants.
- March – The program begins making GA offers to students.
- Mid-March and beyond – Additional funding offers will be sent out until all GA positions have been filled.
Please note that in the event a student must defer their admission the program cannot hold GA offers for them. Students who defer admission can request to be considered for funding again.
Some departments, like Computer Science, also make GA offers to new students. Each department has its own timeline for making offers. Typically offers are sent to new students in the spring.