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Admission to a Graduate Program at Catawba is granted on a rolling basis, however the College encourages students to be guided by the following deadlines:

 Priority Deadline is November 19th

Notification of decision on or before December 15th

Regular Decision Deadline is April 15th (Applications received after April 15th will be reviewed on a rolling basis, based on space available. Decisions will be made in the order that the completed applications are received.)

Notification of decision on or before May 1st

 All offers of admission and scholarship awards are granted on a space available and fund available basis after May 1 for students seeking entry for the fall semester and January 5 for students seeking entry for the spring semester. To secure a place at Catawba for the desired term of entry, students should pay their $50 enrollment deposit at ( as soon as possible. Students who have not paid their enrollment deposit by the relevant May 1 or January 5 deadlines may be moved to the wait list if the incoming class for the desired term reaches capacity.


After April 15th, students who have completed their application to the College will be notified of their admission status within three weeks. Upon acceptance by Catawba, the student should send the $50 tuition deposit to the admissions office by May 1.

 Deposits can be paid online at Deposits are refundable through May 1. Upon payment of the deposit, a place in the incoming class will be reserved for the student. The deposit is credited to the student’s account in the College Business Office and is deducted from the first payment of fees.

 Information for Students with Documented Disabilities

             As noted in our non-discrimination policy, Catawba College does not discriminate against qualified individuals who have disabilities. Moreover, as required by law, Catawba will provide reasonable accommodations to those students with documented disabilities who have met the academic standards for admission.

             Students seeking accommodations should contact the Academic Resource Center. The student must submit a disclosure form and a recent report (psychoeducational, medical documentation, etc.) that is less than three years old from a qualified professional evaluator documenting the disability and their recommendations regarding appropriate accommodations. For additional information contact the Office of Student Academic Success (704-637-4175).