Essay on Graduate School Checklist

Submitted By conniewang910
Words: 585
Pages: 3

The preparation for an application has mainly two aspects: Preparation for examinations and for application materials. Both aspects are very important. Usually application for a university in US requires a lot of materials:

1.Transcripts:
You need to request from your transcript office of your college a Chinese-English paralleled transcript or at least an original Chinese transcript accompanied with an English translation. Transcripts need to be stamped by your college and mailed to the admission office sealed. 2. Certificate of enrollment or certificate of graduation and diploma
If you are still in school, you need to get the certificate of enrollment from your college. If you have graduated you need to provide the certificate of graduation and diploma. In either case you need to get these materials in both Chinese and English and stamped by your college. 3. Certificate of Financial Support
Certificate of financial support is the proof of your financial ability to afford your study abroad. Usually the graduate school requires that the amount of the financial support to cover at least your spending for the first year. If possible, provide a financial proof covering the spending of 2 years. You need to ask the bank where you save you money in to issue a financial support on the condition that the money goes to a fixed deposit and that it has to be frozen for a period of time. 4.GRE/GMAT scores.
You need to request ETS to send an official copy of your GRE/GMAT transcript to the program you are applying for. Both the request and the payment for this can be finished online.

5. Application form and fee
Most programs now accept online submission of application form and fees. In some cases you may have to print your application and mail it to the admission office. 6. Resume/CV
Resume/CV is a brief summary of your personal information, which should include biographical information, education, research, internship, working experience, extracurricular activities, honors and awards, qualifications, GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS scores, skills and specialists, etc. 7. Personal Statement
Personal statement is basically an introduction of you, which describes your qualification for the program. Some programs may have their own instructions of personal statement, which usually includes…