Dear prospective graduate students,
With the fall semester approaching, you're about to start your last year of undergrad, which is a very exciting time. But it's also a very busy time, so but don't forget about your applications! If you haven't already checked our posts from May, you definitely should!
In that series we cover a wide range of topics that are important to consider when applying to graduate school. For instance, we discuss whether location should play a role in your decision. We've also compiled a list of resources for undergraduate students and a list of things you should and shouldn't do during the application process. Additionally, we put together a tentative timeline of the application process.
Keeping that timeline in mind, right now prospective students should be finalizing your list of schools (hopefully around 10), identifying mentors who could write letters of recommendation, continuing to draft your personal statement and CV, and taking the GRE (if you haven't already). If you haven't kept up with the timeline over the summer, there's still time to catch up! However, there's no time to waste!
The graduate school application process is stressful and daunting, so also remember to practice good self care. In the spring we did a Q & A on our preferred self care practices. Maybe they'll inspire some of your own.
Wishing you all a happy and productive fall semester!
written by Jen Blush