Grad School Application Timeline: Part 1
By Stella Ko, M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology
Category: Academic Success
If you are planning to go to graduate school, it’s best to start EARLY—it will give the school plenty of time to complete the administrative procedure and enable the program to review your application. Here’s a six-month plan for a Ph.D. applicant who wants to enter the grad school next fall.
Start making a list of schools. (June to mid-July)
Refine your list of schools. (mid-July to mid-August)
Reach out to prospective schools. (mid-August to mid September)
Finalize your list. (mid-September to mid-October)
It is normal to feel confused and nervous about programs selection because you will be working closely with your advisor in a program for 5-7 years. Therefore, choosing the most suitable program and advisor will facilitate your academic, research, professional, and personal growth. You can always come to the MU Career Center and let the Career Specialists guide you through the whole process! Best of luck with creating your own school list!