Location: Bowdoin / Office of Special Academic Programs / Grad School 101

You have made the decision to apply to graduate school, and you don’t know where to start. You have so many questions, but few answers. What follows can help you focus your time and energy in a constructive way. As you contemplate the application process, always keep in mind the benefits of attaining a graduate degree. Take full advantage of your strengths, and recognize your limitations. Make sure you seek the expertise of the Bowdoin faculty. Their assistance is invaluable to a successful application process. The staff in the Office of Special Academic Program can provide you with useful information that can guide you through the application process. The accordion tabs below offer information that we hope will guide you through the graduate school application process.

Preparation

Application Timeline

Graduate Admissions Test

Finding and Evaluating Graduate Programs

Reference Letters

Admissions Essay

Transcripts

Supplemental Materials

Application Fees and Expense Worksheet

Confirming Receipt of Application Materials

Comparing Funding Packages

General Resources