Planning For Your Future

By GradCenter | Published on November 15, 2011 | 0 comments

Planning For Your Future
Selecting a graduate school is one of the most important educational decisions you’ll ever make; something that should stir just as much excitement and questioning as when you pursued your undergraduate degree.
You’re likely juggling a full-time job, a spouse, kids and the pressures of everyday life. BUT – you have to resist the urge to put your educational search on the back burner and seize the opportunities that lie ahead of you.
Each college and university can have its own separate application process with deadlines, so it’s important that you familiarize yourself with the process at each institution so that you don’t miss something. Some have a firm deadline with applications, while others have a “rolling” application deadline, which means they will accept applications all year long.
Once you know each application deadline, pay attention to the specific requirements associated with each graduate program and school you are considering. We recommend creating a calendar that lists the important dates you need to keep in mind. This will not only help keep you organized, it will also make sure that you don’t accidentally forget about something when life starts to take over and you find yourself busy with other things.
Just remember these tips – start your research early, invest a little bit of time into your search process each week instead of trying to cram it all in during a weekend, and set goals and reminders for yourself so that you stay accountable. Best of luck!

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