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Center for Professional Development
63 South Main Street, 2nd Floor
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 646-2215
Fax: (603) 646-1360
E-mail: Center for Professional Development
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Application Timeline

SPRING (in the year you are applying)

  • Conduct research on graduate schools
  • Talk to professors and other mentors about your interests
  • Study for and take the required admission test
  • Open an Interfolio credentials account (
  • Select letter of recommendation writers


  • Study for and take the required admission test if necessary
  • Request application forms and brochures from graduate schools
  • Research, visit, and select graduate schools (note application deadlines)
  • Prepare several versions of a statement of purpose and/or personal statement
  • Check-in with letter of recommendation writers on progress


  • Study for and take the required admission test if necessary
  • Participate in the Center for Professional Development Graduate School Visits Program
  • Informational meetings with admissions officers representing various graduate schools
  • Attend Center for Professional Development workshops
  • Make a short list of graduate schools
  • Check online to see that your Credential File is complete. Mail letters directly to graduate schools through Interfolio.
  • Complete and submit your applications and all supporting materials four to six weeks prior to stated deadlines


  • Confirm that your application file is complete, including letters of recommendation
  • File your financial aid applications


  • Pay deposit by graduate school deadline

Last Updated: 10/9/13