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1. Use this checklist to keep track of your progress through your Admit.me Admissions Program.PREPARE FOR APPLICATIONS
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1. DECIDE TO GO
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2. Check off subtasks as you go through your admissions program. -->I have at least one well-founded reason to go to graduate school.
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I have assessed the relevant factors and am confident that now is the right time.
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2. GET READY
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I understand the time and financial commitments and the long-term implications of the application process.
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I have prepared a budget for my admissions process.
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3. CHOOSE A TYPE OF DEGREE
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I have researched my options for a type of degree to pursue.
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I have reflected internally on what I aim to gain from my degree.
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3. Steps will check off automatically when all subtasks are complete. -->I have conducted cost/benefit analyses for each of the degree types I am considering.
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I have made a well-educated choice of degree based on my needs and goals.
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4. TAKE THE TESTS
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I have chosen which exam to take based on the requirements of my degree and my strengths.
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I have identified and completed the best test preparation strategy for me.
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My test scores are final; I will not be taking the test again.
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5. PICK A TYPE OF PROGRAM
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I have researched my options for a type of program to pursue.
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I have reflected on my lifestyle and circumstances as it relates to the type of program I can accomodate.
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I have conducted cost/benefit analyses for each of the program types I am considering.
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I have made a well-educated choice of program type based on my needs, goals, and lifestyle.
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6. OPTIMIZE YOUR CANDIDACY
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I have taken inventory of my background, including professional, academic, and extracurriculars.
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I have reviewed my background objectively and identified weaknesses in my candidacy.
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I have implemented all strategies available to me to proactively mitigate the weaknesses I identified.
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I have identified assets in my background that strengthen my candidacy.
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I have implemented all strategies available to me to proactively strengthen the assets I identified.
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7. BEGIN A LIST OF SCHOOLS
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I understand the various targeting strategies and have identified which best fits my goals.
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I have reflected on and identified the factors which are my top priorities when choosing schools to apply to.
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I have begun an initial list of schools to which I am considering applying based on my priorities.
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