Grad School: Timeline
Junior Year (Fall)
- Get your grades up. Most grad schools will be looking for a 3.0 or better.
Junior Year (Spring)
- Start looking for programs and schools that match your interests.
- Investigate financial aid options including grants, loans, fellowships, and assistantships at each school.
- Schedule and take your entrance exams. Take them in the spring or summer after your Junior Year.
Senior Year (Fall)
- Get your transcripts from all colleges you attended.
- Line up references and provide them with the information they need to write a complete reference.
- Re-Schedule your entrance exams. If you weren’t happy with your scores or decided to give yourself more time to prepare, you can take your entrance exams in the fall.
- Fill out your applications. Have someone proofread your applications.
Senior Year (Mid-Term Break/January)
- Submit your applications.
Senior Year (Spring)
- This is when acceptance letters begin to arrive. Talk about your plans and options with a trusted faculty member or a career counselor.
- Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you plan to apply for financial aid.
- Notify the grad school of your acceptance. As a courtesy, tell the other schools that you are declining their offers.
- Start researching housing options in your new location. On Campus? Apartment? Find a roommate?
Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
SUNY Canton Career Services Office
Miller Campus Center, Room 224
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Office: (315) 386-7119
Fax: (315) 386-7980