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Graduate School Timetable

FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE YEAR

Talk to your adviser and make appropriate curricular decision.

JUNIOR YEAR


Fall and Spring

  • Research areas of interest, institutions, programs and specializations
  • Talk to your adviser or an interested professor about application requirements
  • Research and prepare for appropriate graduate admission tests
  • If appropriate, obtain letters of recommendation
  • Seek opportunities to tutor, do research, or intern
  • Investigate national scholarships

Summer

  • Take required graduate admission tests
  • Write for application materials
  • Visit institutions of interest, if possible
  • Write your application essay
  • Check on application deadlines and rolling admission policies

SENIOR YEAR

Fall

  • Obtain letters of recommendation
  • Take or retake graduate admission tests if you haven’t already
  • Send in completed applications

Spring

  • Register for Graduate and Professional School Financial Aid Service (GAPSFAS), if appropriate
  • Check with each institution before the deadline to make sure your file is complete
  • Visit institutions that accept you
  • Send a deposit to your institution of choice
  • Notify other colleges and universities that accepted you of your decision so that they may admit students on their waiting list
  • Send thank-you notes to people who wrote your recommendation letters, informing them of your success
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