Check application requirements and deadlines. Minimum test scores and GPA required. School codes needed for sending standardized test. Which transcripts need submitted? Application fee/fee waivers.
Careful of online applications › Creating user name/password › Upload all required documents Watch for common mistakes › Grammar, incomplete thoughts, etc. DOUBLE CHECK! Confidently submit
Strike a balance between past and future › Keep it relevant › Personal, educational, professional Know the program › What compelled you to apply? › Show the committee you did your homework Fill the gaps › Address and explain inconsistencies
Write positively and proactively › Do not address gaps as an excuse › Address obstacle with positive result Speak from the heart › Speak openly and honestly › Introduce your unique self
Review submitted paperwork (application, test scores, transcripts, past experience, etc.) Practice possible questions: › What do you hope to gain from this program? › Where would you see yourself in 10 years? › Strengths and weaknesses? › Why did you decide to apply here? › How would your professors describe you?
Look like a professional student › Treat like a job interview Express your desire for graduate school › Why do you want to be here? Why are you a good fit? Show your true self › Add a personal touch
Proper follow up after application › Check that it has been received › Expected acceptance notice Proper follow up after interview › Thank you