How and When to Apply


Junior Year / Year Prior to Application:

Summer Prior to Application:


Application Year



  • Assemble and send out completed application packets.
  • Include official transcripts, statement of purpose, assistantship/fellowship applications and letters of recommendation.


  • Contact schools about scheduling a personal visit and ensure they received all materials sent.
  • Send thank you notes to individuals who assisted you with letters of recommendation or general information/guidance.
  • File income tax returns and submit information with your financial aid application.


  • Evaluate acceptances, rejections and funding sources with a faculty adviser.
  • Send a deposit to program of choice.
  • Let your recommendation writers and advisers know about your plans.