Recruitment & Admissions Support Overview | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies


The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is working to ensure that existing and incoming graduate students, and applicants stay informed of the University’s response to the evolving global impact of COVID-19.  The University is continuing to update our COVID-19 page with recent information, answers to FAQs and other resources. 

Existing Students: see UPDATE FROM THE AVP GRADUATE STUDIES.  For international students with questions relating to your study permit, please connect with your international student advisor; if you have gone abroad or intend to go abroad, and you have new immigration or travel concerns, please consult with your international student advisor.

Incoming Graduate Students:   Students expecting to start summer'20 should have received an email outlining your options; if not,  please email us.  Students expecting to start fall'20 should count on doing so, at least until told otherwise.  If you have questions or concerns about meeting the conditions on your offer letters, please email us.


Applicants: We continue to process applicants and issue of offers of admission. 

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is committed to supporting our students.  We will work with you to ensure minimized disruption for all current and incoming students. 

Recruitment & Admissions Support Overview


The Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies provides knowledge, expertise and support to academic departments in the area of graduate recruitment:

  • Prospective Graduate Student email template emails for domestic students as well as international students. Departments are welcome to customize these template emails to respond to prospective applicant emails in a quick and efficient manner.
  • College/Department Recruitment Events. Review our best practices in recruitment event planning document when organizing your in-house recruitment event. We provide information about how to target your audience, market your event,  and communicate with prospects.
  • Communicating with prospects and applicants is pivotal in graduate recruitment. Review our recommended guidelines for communication with prospective students, applicants and those in which you have extended an offer of admission.

Helpful Links:

Graduate Recruitment Presentation: Fall 2015 Graduate Coordinator Workshop


The admissions division provides knowledge, expertise and support to academic departments in the following areas:

  • Oversight and management of the graduate admissions process.
  • End-user training and support for admissions systems including ImageNow (WebNow).
  • Support for applicants, faculty and administrators on admissions policies and procedures.
  • The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies provides resources and support for domestic and international academic credential evaluation.
  • The OURA Graduate Studies International Admission Placement Guide assists faculty and staff with evaluating foreign credential. 

Helpful Links:

For general admissions inquiries:

Cathy Fairchild, Graduate Admission Specialist (CBS, COA, OAC, OVC )

Angie Keller, Graduate Admission Specialist (LANG, CPES, CSAHS), 56737
Nick Pankerichan, Manager, Graduate Admission and Marketing, 56198
Karen Whylie, Marketing Support Assistant