Every graduate school will have its own requirements and deadlines for admission, so look at the college’s graduate admissions website or call the admissions office for the details.
In almost all cases, colleges will require:
- Completed application form
- Undergraduate college transcripts and transcripts from work completed in other graduate programs
- Test scores (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.)
- Immunization records
- Letter of intent
- Non-refundable application fee (can sometimes be waived in cases of financial need)
Many graduate schools, or specific grad programs, will require:
- Auditions & Portfolios – If you're trying to get into a theater or music program, you might have to audition. Art programs may require a portfolio of work.
- Lists of Activities – Some colleges, especially selective colleges, will want to know what extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, volunteerism, etc.) you've participated in.
- Letters of Recommendation