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Application Deadline

Applicants to Medill’s Integrated Marketing Communications Full-Time Program can choose to apply by one of three deadlines for the 2025-2026 school year, listed in the table below. The application review process is the same for all three Rounds, and all admitted students will be considered for merit-based scholarships regardless of the round they choose. Please note that Round 1 and Round 2 applicants will be given priority consideration for the Dean’s scholarship.

Please apply in the Round that fits your schedule.

Each deadline has a corresponding decision notification date. Decisions are not released on a rolling basis; instead, applicants who have submitted completed applications by the deadline can expect a decision by the notification date above. A completed application means that all transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation and required essays have been received by our office. Applicants can view whether their application is complete by checking their application portal. Applications submitted but missing required documents, such as a letter of recommendation, will not be reviewed until all materials are received. As a result, incomplete applications are not guaranteed a decision by their corresponding notification date. 

Round 1
Full-time IMC
Round 2
Full-time IMC
Round 3
Full-time IMC
Application Deadline October 7, 2024 November 25, 2024 March 17, 2025
Decision Notification December 13, 2024 February 17, 2024 May 22, 2025

Visit our application requirements page to learn about the items that are needed when you apply.

If you have any questions, please contact our admissions team.