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Drop-in Hours
Need help with your resume, cover letter or Career Hound? Stop by the Career Center in for Drop-in Hours:

• Tuesdays 2pm-4pm

• Wednesdays 2pm-4pm
The Career Center is located in the Haupert Union Building (HUB) across from Prosser Auditorium.


Job Bound Career Videos
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Graduate School Timeline

Begin planning one year before you intend to enter graduate school. This timeline is approximate. Deadlines vary significantly depending on the program and institution.

Rising Senior Summer

  • Research schools and academic programs
  • Research financial aid
  • Visit schools
  • Send for applications and materials
  • Check application deadlines
  • Take test prep courses
  • Draft personal statement/essay

Early Fall of Senior Year

  • Talk to Career Center Staff and Faculty to discuss personal statement
  • Ask for letters of recommendation, giving your recommendors deadlines, addressed, stamped envelopes and any useful materials, like your resume and/or personal statement, to help them write the letter
  • Register for and take graduate admission exams
  • Request financial aid materials

Late Fall Senior Year

  • Request transcripts from registrar
  • Complete applications and mail them

Winter Senior Year

  • Complete applications and mail them if you have not yet
  • Fill out and send financial aid forms (often due before application deadline)
  • Check with schools to make sure your file is complete

Spring Senior Year

  • Wait for responses from schools
  • Solidify financial aid plans
  • Visit schools where you are accepted

Make a decision

  • Send a deposit to your chosen school
  • Notify other institutions that you will not be attending so they can offer the spot to someone else
  • Send a thank you to those who wrote you a recommendation letter and inform them of your choice




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