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Graduate School Application Process

Typical Admissions Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree
  • A minimum grade point average (3.0 or better). Your GPA in your major rather than your cumulative GPA may be used to meet this criterion.
  • Some preparation in the proposed field of study-especially undergraduate research experiences.
  • Other experience relevant to the proposed field such as shadowing and internships.

Typical Application Process

Usually you will be required to supply the following:

  • A competed application (See hints below)
  • A Resume-click here for resume webpage
  • An official transcript from the Registrar's Office
  • A personal essay/statement
  • The required tests such as the GRE, GMAT, MCAT etc.
  • The application fee (usually around $50.00)
  • References - Choosing, approaching and securing good references
  • The Graduate School Admissions Interview-not always required but be prepared.

Here are some hints for completing the application form:

  • Upon receiving the application, make copies of it, and use these to rough out your answers to each question.
  • When your answers are set, type your application. It should be neat and devoid of spelling errors or typos.
  • Answer all questions.
  • Adhere to the deadline.

Related Web Sites

  • The Graduate Application Process-Very good timetable from Petersons.
  • Undergraduate Research-The purpose of this Registry is to facilitate match-making between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. Undergraduate research is a great entrée into graduate school.
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