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Graduate Information Events

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Are you thinking about taking your studies to the next level by attending graduate school? Are you wondering how different this is from undergraduate studies? Get to know graduate studies with us! Attend one of our Grad Info Sessions for a general overview of graduate studies, dive deep into graduate student life at a Roads to Innovative Research Grad Chat, and complete your application with our Graduate Application Boot Camp

If you are wondering if it's too soon to look into graduate school, review our general application timeline below.


Roads to Innovative Research Grad Chats

Spring chats coming soon!

Graduate Application Boot Camp


Graduate Application Boot Camp

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5 –7 p.m.
SLAC, the Student Learning Assistance Center
Alkek Library, fourth floor
San Marcos, TX

Graduate Application Boot Camp is a two-part event that will provide tips on completing and polishing application materials from experts in a presentation format and then will give you the opportunity to apply what you learn in one-on-one or group tutoring sessions. Bring a draft of your statement of purpose, resume/CV, graduate scholarship essay, or all three!

If attending the tutoring sessions, bring a laptop with your documents so can make your final edits in real time! (If you don't have a laptop, don't worry—computers are available for checkout in Alkek.)

Presentation Schedule:

Time Presentation Session
5 – 5:20 p.m. Statement of Purpose
5:20 – 5:40 p.m. Resume/CV
5:40 – 6 p.m. Graduate Scholarship Application

Tutoring Schedule:

Time Tutoring Session
6 – 6:30 p.m. Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV
Graduate Scholarships Essay
6:30 – 7 p.m. Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV
Graduate Scholarships Essay

Grad Info Sessions

Monday, February 11, 2019, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, Rooms 3-5.1 and 3-7.1
San Marcos, TX

Attend the sessions that are right for you! 

Time Session LBJSC Room Number
10 – 10:30 a.m. Graduate School and You 3-5.1
10:30 – 11 a.m. Funding Your Graduate Education 3.5-1
11:30 – noon GRE Strategy Session 3.5-1
12:30 – 1 p.m. Graduate Application Process 3-5.1
1 – 1:30 p.m. Doctoral Studies Session 3-7.1
1 – 1:30 p.m. Achieving Success in Graduate School 3.5-1
2 – 2:30 p.m. Financial Aid for Graduate Education 3.5-1
2:30 – 3 p.m. Standardized Test Prep Resources 3.5-1
3 – 3:30 p.m. Graduate Studies and Your Career 3.5-1
3:30 p.m. Campus Tour outside Room 3-5.1

 


Grad Info Sessions at the Round Rock Campus

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10 a.m. – noon
Avery Hall, Room 256

Round Rock, TX

Attend the sessions that are right for you! 

Time Session
10 – 10:30 a.m. Graduate School and You
10:30 – 11 a.m. Funding Your Graduate Education
11 – 11:30 a.m. Graduate Application Process
11:30 a.m. – noon Graduate Studies and Your Career

Grad Info Sessions

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-5.1
San Marcos, TX

Attend the sessions that are right for you! 

Time Session
10 – 10:30 a.m. Graduate School and You
10:30 – 11 a.m. Funding Your Graduate Education
11 – 11:30 a.m. Achieving Success in Graduate School
11:30 a.m. – noon Graduate Application Process
noon – 12:30 p.m. Standardized Test Prep Resources
12:30 – 1 p.m. Graduate Studies and Your Career
1 p.m. Campus Tour (meet outside Room 3-5.1)

Grad Info Sessions

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-5.1
San Marcos, TX

Attend the sessions that are right for you! 

Time Session
5:30 – 6 p.m. Graduate School and You
6 – 6:30 p.m. Funding Your Graduate Education
6:30 – 7 p.m. Graduate Application Process
7 – 7:30 p.m. Graduate Studies and Your Career

Grad Info Sessions

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-5.1
San Marcos, TX

Attend the sessions that are right for you! 

Time Session
11 – 11:30 a.m. Graduate School and You
11:30 – noon Funding Your Graduate Education
noon – 12:30 p.m. Graduate Application Process
12:30 – 1 p.m. Achieving Success in Graduate School
1 – 1:30  p.m. Standardized Test Prep Resources
1:30 – 2 p.m. Graduate Studies and Your Career
2 p.m. Campus Tour (meet outside Room 3-5.1)

A Timeline for Applying to Graduate School

The process of applying to graduate can seem overwhelming; for some, however, it may help to break down the process in smaller parts and tackle each step individually. If you're thinking about applying, review our example timeline (for fall admission) to get an idea about what steps to take and when to take them. Every school and program are different — to start, some programs offer spring admission — so you'll need to adjust the timeline accordingly, ideally giving yourself a year for a stress-free assembly of materials.

Spring 2019
Register for our graduate information sessions or Graduate and Professional School Fair to get a general understanding of graduate studies, the application process, funding options, and more.

Summer 2019
Review your preferred program(s) and the corresponding application requirements, policies, and deadlines. Begin working on the necessary documents, such as resumes, CVs, and statements of purpose. If necessary, take the GRE or GMAT (and apply for our test fee scholarship!), and contact your references for your letters of recommendation.

Fall 2019
Submit your application(s) and all required application materials for admission and funding opportunities, if available.

Spring 2020
Receive your decision. If admitted, begin reviewing external funding opportunities as well.

Fall 2020
Congratulate yourself! You are officially a graduate student. Continue looking for awards, internships, scholarships, and grant to help fund your studies and participate in conferences and other academic competitions and workshops to enhance your professional development and your resume!

Can't make it to one of our sessions? Learn about graduate programs offered at our Round Rock Campus, explore the San Marcos campus at your convenience, and sign up to receive our graduate studies email series!


  If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512.245.2281 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

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