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NAFCAS Application Cycle Dates

Review the important application cycle dates below. In some instances, the individual program's deadline may differ from the application's cycle dates. To view a program's deadline date, click Add Program and review the information under Deadline. You can submit your application up until 11:59 PM ET on the deadline date.

While the cycle close date is the final date you can submit your NAFCAS application, NAFCAS has additional final application processing dates for managing your application. Note the dates and submission times below.

Application Milestone

Date and Time

The first phase of the NAFCAS application cycle opens.

June 10, 2020

The first phase of the NAFCAS application cycle closes.

October 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET

The second phase of the NAFCAS application cycle opens.

November 23, 2020

The second phase of the NAFCAS application cycle closes.

The last date you can:

  • Create an account.
  • Submit your application.
  • Request recommendations.

February 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET

The last date your recommenders can submit their recommendations.

February 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET

The last date your transcripts are matched to your application. Be sure to request your transcripts in advance so they are received by this date.

February 8, 2021 at 5 PM ET

If you are in the Undelivered status, this is the last date you can re-submit your application.

February 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET

The last date you can be verified.

All application processing ends.

February 16, 2021 at 5 PM ET

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