Graduate School TimelineJunior Year, Fall and Spring
- Research areas of interest, institutions and programs.
- Talk to advisors about application requirements.
- Register and prepare for appropriate graduate admission tests.
- Investigate national scholarships.
- Take required graduate admission tests.
- Write for application materials.
- Visit institutions of interest, if possible.
- Write your application essay.
- Check on application deadlines and rolling admissions policies.
- Register for the national application or data assembly service for medical, dental, osteopathy, podiatry, or law school.
- Obtain letters of recommendation.
- Take graduate admission tests if you haven't already.
- Send in completed applications.
- Pick up the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Financial Aid Profile, if required.
- Check with all institutions before the deadline to make sure your file is complete.
- Visit institutions that accept you.
- Notify other colleges and universities which have accepted you of your decision so they may admit students on their waiting list.
- Send thank-you notes to people who wrote your recommendation letters, informing them of your success.
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