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Graduate School Application Timeline

Timeline for Applying to Graduate School

1 Year before applying

• Research areas of interest, institutions, and programs

• Get recommendations of programs from your faculty advisors or other professors

• Register and prepare for the appropriate graduate admissions test

• Investigate national scholarships

6 Months before applying

• Take the required admissions test

• Write for application materials (or see if materials are online.)

• Write your personal statement

• If applying for medical, dental, osteopathy, podiatry or law school, you may need to register for the national application or data assembly service.

3 Months before applying

• Obtain letters of recommendation

• Take graduation admissions test, if you have not already

• Send in completed application materials

• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

• Have the Registrar send your transcripts

*** Check with all institutions before their deadlines to make sure your application is complete and all materials have been received.***

Congratulations! You got accepted! Now …

• Visit institutions that accept you.

• Notify other colleges and universities that accepted you of your decision.

• Send thank you notes to people who wrote recommendation letters.

  • Randolph Connect web site

    Membership has its privileges.
    Randolph students can tap into RandolphConnect, a vast online network of alumnae and alumni for career advice, job leads, and mentoring.
  • Internship Contract Deadlines

    Summer Internship — Due: May 1st (appeal period until July 31)

    Fall Internship — Due: Aug 15 (appeal period until end of first week of classes)

    Winter Internship — Due: Dec 1st (no appeal period)

    Spring Internship — Due: Dec 1st (appeal period until end of first week of classes)

    Contracts submitted during appeal period must be accompanied by an Appeal Form regardless of reason or circumstances. After that date, Internships may not earn credit.

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