The Application Process
Once you have narrowed your choice of graduate or professional programs, you are encouraged to start the application process as early as possible.
Get a Head Start
Applying early can be an advantage — especially if a program has rolling admissions — and can sometimes affect the amount of funding available.
Assess Your Application Components
Certain application components tend to be standard from program to program. These include:
- An essay or personal statement
- Standardized test scores
- Recommendation letters
- Undergraduate transcripts
Some programs might also ask for supplementary material such as a writing sample, portfolio, resume or audition. Make sure you understand what is required and prepare accordingly.