How to Apply to Gerstner Sloan Kettering

How to Apply to Gerstner Sloan Kettering


All applicants must complete and submit the online application form by December 1 of the year prior to entry.

In addition, applicants must supply:

  • original official transcripts (received directly from the issuing institution, whether on paper and still in a sealed institutional envelope or an electronic copy sent directly from the institution, or its contracted 3rd party, via secure link, that is properly signed and authenticated) from all institutions attended beyond secondary school
  • three letters of recommendation from advisors and/or research mentors, to be submitted online by the recommenders
  • submission of General and Advanced Subject Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores is optional and not required for admission
  • official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam are required for applicants who do not speak English as their first language, unless they earned their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the United States or a US territory, in which case TOEFL scores are not required. Exemptions may also be requested from students who received the equivalent of a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a non-US college or university where all instruction is provided in English. To request an exemption please contact the graduate school office at [email protected].

Applicants who, on the basis of their submitted application materials, are being seriously considered for acceptance will be invited for interviews. The requirement for in-person interviews may be waived if geographical constraints are overwhelming, and may be substituted with telephone/video interviews.

The Admissions Committee considers all data available for each applicant before making its decision.

Admissions Timeline

Time Action
August 1 Application opens
December 1 Application closes; all supplemental materials due
January First visit and interviews
February 1 Decision letters sent out
March Second visit for accepted applicants
April 15 Deadline to accept offer of admission
Last week of July Orientation and first week of school