When it comes to applying for graduate school or seminary, it’s the details that can make or break you. Here are some little but important things to consider as a prospective student:
- Start the application process one to one-and-a-half years before you plan to enroll.
- Try to submit all application materials at one time.
- Have at least two other people read and proofread your application and essay.
- Ask for reference letters at least six months before your deadline.
- Keep a copy of everything you submit.
- Leave blank spaces. Always leave some explanation for missing information.
- Put off financial aid and scholarship applications until you are accepted somewhere.
- Write in script. Type as much as possible, and handwrite carefully in print.
- Apply and let it lie. Follow up with admissions after a couple weeks.
- Get too creative with personal essays. Be honest, clear and thorough.