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Graduate School Admissions

Program requirements will vary depending on the institution, but there are some main components of the graduate school application that you can prepare for. Read the article, Graduate Admissions 101: Parts of the Grad School Application, for a detailed description of the required Transcripts, Graduate Record Exams (GREs), Letters of Recommendation, Admissions Essay, and Interview. 

For more detail, check out the books, The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission and Graduate Admissions Essays, from the IU South Bend Career Services Office (520-4425).

You should begin working on your admissions essay as early as possible to allow for several drafts. Seek the guidance of your advisor or other mentor in editing your drafts. Check out All About the Graduate Admissions Essay to begin drafting your admissions essay.