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GRADUATE SCHOOL TIMELINE AND TO DO LIST

       

      Freshman/Sophomore Year
  • Begin to identify your career goals using the resources and staff of the CSC.

  • Develop relationships and seek experiences with faculty and other SBC personnel who can help you define your interests and strengthen your application (committees, internships, clubs, etc.).

  • Record your accomplishments/experiences in a journal and portfolio and collect samples of your work for a graduate school portfolio (use to prepare admissions essay and interview).


    Junior Year (Fall)
  • Establish criteria for identifying graduate programs and schools using the resources and staff of the CSC.

  • Develop relationships and seek experiences with faculty and other SBC personnel who can help you define your interests and strengthen your application (committees, internships, clubs, etc.).


    Junior Year (Spring)
  • Begin to acquire letters of reference (3-5).

  • Record your accomplishments/experiences in a journal or portfolio and collect samples of your work for a graduate school portfolio (use to prepare admissions essay and interview).

  • Seek national scholarships and financial aid.
  • Register and prepare for admissions tests if applicable.


    Junior/Senior Year (Summer)
  • Take the admissions tests if required (check dates).

  • Request and review catalogs and web sites.

  • Begin drafting your admissions essay.

  • Visit campuses and meet with students and faculty.

  • Manage your time to meet application deadlines.

     

    Senior Year (Fall)
  • Organize, prepare and complete application packages (review and collect letters of references, critique admission essays using the CSC, the Academic Resource Center, and/or faculty).

  • Requests transcripts from registrar.

  • Copy all application materials and then mail.

     

    Senior Year (Spring)
  • Contact all schools to confirm receipt of application materials and status of application.

  • Keep references up to date on the status of your application.

  • Visit all programs of acceptance and evaluate offers.

  • Notify all accepted and rejected schools.

 

       Senior Year (Summer)



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