Applying to Graduate Study

Each program in the School of Education adheres to a set of admissions criteria that are applied uniformly to all applicants. As a matter of providing everyone with an equal educational opportunity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, ability, social class, poverty or other factors; that is, we do not allow our admissions decisions to be influenced by such factors.

As you prepare your admissions dossier, it is important that you take steps to ensure that you have submitted the strongest dossier possible for the committee’s consideration. We would recommend that:

  • You ask people who are submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf to focus on your academic skills and preparation to succeed in the specific program that you are applying to.
  • You mention professional and/or personal accomplishments that are relevant to the program you are applying to somewhere in your application. Please do not oversell yourself; but if you have significant accomplishments to point to, do not undersell yourself, either. If you wish us to attend to one or more specific accomplishments, please be prepared to submit additional documentation if it is requested by the program admission’s coordinator and/or the admissions committee.
  • Your statement of purpose is free of grammatical errors.
  • If you qualify for accommodations in your course work and/or the GRE, you avail yourself of those accommodations. We are interested in your best work; the admissions committee cannot infer what that might be if you do not give yourself the chance to demonstrate it.
  • You submit everything that is required for a complete dossier prior to the published deadlines.