CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Graduate Admission Criteria and Application Instructions
REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION CRITERIA
Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree or the equivalent before beginning graduate study. Applicants who already
possess a Ph.D. degree will generally not be considered for a second Ph.D. degree. Transcripts, GRE scores, letters of
recommendation, and the applicant's statement of purpose are carefully weighed during the evaluation process. The admissions
committee may also consider research papers, publications and other original work.
COMPLETING THE APPLICATION
The application form should be submitted prior to submitting supporting documents. It is the responsibility of the applicant to
ensure that all supporting materials are received prior to the application deadline. Please make sure that all application documents
contain your full name. Once submitted, the application for admission and all supporting documents become the property of the
California Institute of Technology. No materials will be returned to the applicant.
If you have questions about your application, please call 626‐395‐6346 (between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, Monday
through Friday), or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are unable to accept collect calls.
Please refer to the “Application Deadlines” information page.
There is a non‐refundable processing fee of USD $80. Payments can be made online via credit card, check or money order made
payable to "Caltech" and mailed to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, California Institute of Technology, Mail Code 230‐87,
1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125. Do not send cash through the mail. Applicants living outside the United States can
make the payment credit card, or submit an international money order or a check drawn on a United States ba