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After You Apply

You’ve Applied to Graduate School—So What’s Next?

Congratulations! You’ve taken a giant step in your education by applying to the Graduate School at Creighton University. We know you have questions about what to do next and we have answers.

Do I owe any outstanding application items?

If you haven’t logged into your application portal, be sure to login to check to see if there are any outstanding items that you need to complete prior to registering for classes. Items could include immunization records, program deposits if applicable, orientation registration, etc.

To login to your application portal, visit

How long will I wait to hear if I’ve been accepted?

This can vary based on the program and how the admission committee operates. For some programs, applications will be forwarded to the admission committee for review as soon as it is complete, and a decision will be made the next time the admission committee meets. For other programs, specifically those more competitive in nature, all applications will be reviewed at the same time for one admission cycle. Your enrollment specialist is in contact with the admission committees and will be happy to help you better understand what to expect for your selected program.

What qualifies as a "complete" application?

An application is considered complete when all materials the admission committee has deemed necessary to make an admission decision have been received. Typically, this includes a complete application, resume, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and transcripts. For a list of required items, please visit the program page, or you can log into after submission of an application to track what items we have received.

Do I need to follow up with my references to ensure they complete their recommendations?

Yes, you should be in contact with your references before inviting them to complete a letter of recommendation for you, and you should be following up after you invite them to ensure they received the invitation and regarding the timeline for completion. We do not send them reminders, but you can by visiting your applicant portal at


Official transcripts should be sent directly to Creighton from the originating institution. Transcriptions from all institutions attended must be submitted*, even if credit was earned and transferred elsewhere in the meantime.

You have two options for submitting official transcripts:
Due to the current developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Creighton is highly encouraging transcripts be requested and submitted electronically. 

  1. Official transcript(s) requested electronically should be sent to:
  2. If a physical copy is requested, please mail to the following address:
    Enrollment Services
    Creighton University
    2500 California Plaza
    Omaha, NE 68178

If you are unable to obtain an official transcript at this time, please contact an Enrollment Specialist at 402.280.2703 to discuss your options.

Applicants of nursing programs should report high school information, but are not required to submit high school transcripts. 

What about tuition?

If you haven’t already applied for federal financial aid or employer tuition assistance, then now is the time. You do not need to wait for a notification of acceptance to start this process—you can begin as soon as you apply.

Navigating tuition, fees, and assistance can be an intimidating process, but it doesn’t have to be. The tuition specialists at Creighton’s Financial Aid Office are your go-to guides to help you through every step.

What if I need to defer my admission to a future term or withdraw?

Life sometimes throws you a curveball and plans may need to change. We understand. If you find that you need to defer your admission to a future term or withdraw your admission completely, contact an enrollment specialist who can help you through the process quickly and easily.