Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A strong resume will concisely present your most relevant and positive credentials for admission to graduate school. It is advisable to include academic works such as research papers or capstone projects to market skills desired by the program you are applying to. Customizing your resume to each program will make your application more intentional, and therefore more competitive.
Much like a resume, a curriculum vitae highlights your professional and academic works, but in greater detail. A strong candidate for graduate school will have a CV that exceeds one page and includes the most relevant and impactful pieces of your academic portfolio. Remember, each application must be customized to the school and the same applies to your curriculum vitae.
Personal Statement Essay
Letters of Recommendation
Standardized Entrance Exam
- GRE (Multiple fields)
- GMAT (Business)
- LSAT (Law)
- MCAT (Medicine)
- DAT (Dentistry)
- MAT (Multiple fields)
- OAT (Optometry)
- NCLEX (Nursing)
- PCAT (Pharmacy)
- PRAXIS (Education)
- TOEFL (Foreign students)
Tips for current undergraduate students:
- Begin the application process early by researching programs and preparing for any standardized tests in advance. Applications for programs will often be due as early as one year in advance of the start of the program.
- If possible, ask for letters of recommendation from your professors while you are still enrolled.
- Compile writing samples in a portfolio that demonstrates your research capabilities.
- Become involved with undergraduate research opportunities, conference presentations and professional publications.
- Eight Tips for Getting Into Graduate School