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Timeline for Applying

Spring/Summer Before Applying

  • Identify graduate areas of interest
  • Locate graduate schools that have your program of interest. Some helpful resources include,, and
  • Meet with faculty and career counselors to discuss graduate school options
  • Request catalogs and application materials from potential graduate schools
  • Determine test requirements, prerequisites and application deadlines
  • Register and prepare for appropriate standardized test (GRE, MAT, GMAT, etc.)
  • Research financial aid options including scholarships, loans and assistantships
  • Contact faculty members at potential graduate schools to learn more about their program 
  • Visit some of the graduate schools on your list

Fall Semester of Senior Year

  • Ask faculty in your department to write letters of recommendation. Provide them with your resume, transcript, deadlines for application, instructions for submitting, and stamped and addressed envelopes
  • Request copies of your official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions that you have attended
  • Take standardized tests and have your scores sent directly to the schools
  • Write your personal statement for your applications.  Have your statement reviewed by the Reading and Writing Center.
  • Apply for scholarships, fellowships, grants and assistantships
  • Mail applications as early as possible

Spring Semester of Senior Year

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA
  • Verify that your application materials were received and are complete
  • Prepare for on-campus interviews, if required
  • Talk with family, faculty or a member of the Career Center about acceptances and rejections
  • Make your decision and send in the deposit
  • Continue to apply for assistantships if needed