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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Creating a timeline to attend Graduate School

Where do I begin?

You’ve made the decision that graduate school may be right for you. That means that now is the time to start thinking ahead and get prepared for the application process. You’ll see from the attached document that there is so much that you can do to prepare and it may seem overwhelming. It doesn’t need to be. This gives you an idea of where you may want to be when beginning the application process. It also lets you know about things you could be working on to be a stellar applicant.

When looking through this timeline, you’ll see that it begins early in the college career. If you are past your first, second, or even third year, this list is still useful to you. Look at the whole list, go back and see what you can check off by adding to your resume or CV, or see what else you want to add. Remember, we are here to help you through this process. You can set an appointment to discuss the application process with Andi Hefton, Graduate Assistant, by emailing

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