Career and Professional Development

Applying and Preparation

Application Checklist

  • Aim for the appropriate GPA - typically 3.0 or higher 
  • Choose 2-3 individuals and request letters of recommendation. At least one reference should be a professor
  • Draft a statement of purpose. Have it reviewed by CPD and the Writing Center
  • Sign up and take admissions test. Look for CPD emails regarding free practice exams
  • Request transcripts
  • Apply – read all instructions carefully, follow directions and meet deadlines

Finance your Education

  • Browse and research fellowships, loans, assistantships, grants, and work-study options. Many require a separate application process.
  • Remember to fill out of the FAFSA.