How strict is the deadline?

Applications to scholarship programs must have a closing point so that all applicants can be considered by the selections committee and awards can be determined. Most ISTS programs close at 11:59 PM Pacific time on the posted deadline day. Check your application Welcome page to be certain of your deadline. Once a deadline has passed, your online form will close, resulting in a Read Only status. You will no longer be able to upload supporting documents. Any documents you have already uploaded and that are “Processing” may still update to “Accepted” status within seven (7) business days of the deadline. Any required supplement forms often have their own separate deadline listed on their page of the application. As ISTS is only the administrator for a program established by our clients, we cannot offer deadline extensions.