Application Timeline

If you are thinking about applying to graduate or professional school, it is important to review and follow these tips to help to keep you on track during the application process:

Junior Year

  • Begin researching programs.
  • Start preparing for, register for, and take the appropriate standardized test(s).
  • Develop a list of individuals who can write your letters of recommendation.
  • Begin exploring graduate school funding resources.

Senior Year

1st semester

  • Write your statement of purpose.
  • Ask faculty to write your letters of recommendation.
  • Submit your applications.
  • Request official transcripts from the Office of the University Registrar.
  • Apply for funding available through the programs and universities to which you are applying.

2nd semester

  • Complete and mail the FAFSA if you are applying for federal student aid.
  • Verify that all of your application materials were received.
  • Write thank-you notes to everyone who assisted you during this process, especially to those individuals who wrote your letters of recommendation.