Admissions & Registration Deadlines


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Failure to complete one or more of the requirements listed below by its deadline (“last day”) shown will delay your entry or reentry into GIAL.

An application or acceptance to GIAL is generally considered “good” for the original intended term of entry and the following two terms. If you find you cannot begin classes at GIAL before this period ends, a new application will need to be submitted.Financial Aid applications or awards expire, if unused, at the end of a term. A new Financial Aid application is required to request Financial Aid at each entry or reentry to GIAL.

For all students NEW to GIAL

Requirement Last Day for Completion
Apply Application and application fee Recommended: April 1 (for July start date);
Oct. 1 (for January start date)
Financial Aid application April 1 for Fall term
October 1 for Spring term
Avoid a late application fee 6 weeks before your first class begins
Admissions All admission documents received in Admissions 3 weeks before class begins
Admission Committee Decision 2 weeks before class begins
All post-admission paperwork returned to Admissions Office 10 days before class begins
Registration Pre-registration (selection of) first semester courses 10 days before class begins
Advisor-approved, registration and arrangement to pay completed for all online courses 1 week before class begins
Advisor-approved, registered and payment for all on campus courses 1 day before class begins

For FORMER students RETURNING to GIAL

Requirement Last Day to Meet Requirement
Admission Email admissions with intention 2 weeks before class begins
Confirmation form and updates received in Admissions Office 10 days before class begins
Registration Pre-registration (selection of) semester courses 10 days before  class begins
Advisor-approved registration and arrangement to pay completed for all online courses 1 week before class begins
Advisor-approved  registration and payment for all on campus courses 1 day before class begins