How To Apply For Grad School
After receiving your Undergraduate Degree, you will need to know how to apply to Grad School. Applying for Grad School is more complex of an application process than you experienced applying for college.
Complete an application for admissions. You can obtain this application from your school of interest either by requesting an application by mail or by completing an application online. Contact the university in which you are interested for their application process.
Pay an applicable admissions fees. You are required to pay all registration and application fees with your university of interest at the time you submit your application. These fees vary by university. Check with the university to acquire a list of all these fees.
Get official copies of all of your college transcripts. You must submit an official copy of your college transcripts from all universities and colleges you have attended. This will provide your grad school of interest with information on all coursework you have completed as well as your grades. This information is necessary for the grad school to accept your application.
Ask for letters of recommendation from your professors. You will need these recommendations to enroll in grad school. These letters should include reasons why your professors feel you will be successful in grad school. Your professors worked with you all during your undergraduate years, and they know your strong points. The more letters of recommendation you receive, the more likely your grad school will view you as a great asset to their university.
- Submit a statement providing your purpose for applying to grad school. This statement should include your history within college, your goals, and aspirations. In short the university wants you to tell them why they should accept you as a student. They want to hear from you why you believe you would be an asset to their university. They want to know why you have chosen their university, and how they can help you achieve your academic goals.
Posted on: Apr. 15, 2010