FreeApp Eligibility



FreeApp waivers are granted by each university according to their local criteria and on a case-by-case basis. FreeApp requests are processed throughout the year, but note that the University of Minnesota has a deadline of November 15.

To be eligible to submit a FreeApp waiver request form, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have completed a bachelor's degree by the August preceding enrollment in the graduate program
  • Apply for admission to a Ph.D. program or Master of Fine Arts program
  • Be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale)
  • Intend to pursue an academic and/or research career


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Applying to Grad School

Staff Contact

Sharon Lee
Project Coordinator
Programs Team

Campus Contacts

FreeApp Coordinators