Identify Graduate Programs and Schools
Establish criteria like cost, faculty, and accreditation to compare/contrast programs.
Engage in Undergraduate Research
Start an independent research project or help develop an existing research project.
Continue to Get Involved and Give Back
Seek leadership positions in student organizations or volunteer organizations to master skills needed before applying to graduate programs.
Create a budget to track your spending so that you reach your savings goals.
Strategize your applications to match graduate programs of interest.
Attend Graduate School Fairs
Speak to Graduate Program Coordinators and learn more about the programs that are of interest.
Start Studying for Admissions Tests
Use extra resources to help create a study plan for tests (e.g. GRE).
Maintain Relationships with Faculty
Meet with faculty regularly to update them on additions to your resume.
Reflect on Your Experiences
Create a digital story reflecting on your preparation for graduate school and articulating your career/educational goals.
Learn about strategically building your portfolio through AAP modules, workshops, virtual fairs, or advising.