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UMM Home > Career Services > Career Planning & Decision Making > Senior Year

Senior Year


In the fall:
  • If you haven't researched programs of interest, do activities noted on Junior Year recommendations.
  • Take appropriate entrance exams in the fall to insure scores are sent to school by application deadline.
  • Investigate financial aid sources.
  • Write for application materials. Identify application deadlines. (Many schools have deadlines in January or later, but some are earlier.)
  • Write your application essay. (Consult with faculty, Writing Room or others, if necessary.)
  • Obtain letters of recommendation from faculty and others.
  • Apply for financial aid (some programs have earlier deadlines for financial aid).
In the winter:
  • Send in completed applications. (May be earlier depending on school's deadline)
In the spring:
  • Visit school before you accept (or interview students & faculty by phone if visit is not possible).


Career Resource Center
  • See Career Counselor in Career Services
  • Peterson's Guides to Graduate/Professional Schools
  • College Blue Book
  • Gourman Report of Graduate/Professional Schools
  • Electronic Resources
  • Test registration booklets
  • Exam schedule
  • Peterson's Grants for Graduate Students
  • Addresses in Peterson's Guides
  • "How-to's" in Peterson's Guides
  • Example of Professional Statement (Handout)
  • Check with schools about using UMM Placement Credentials or specific forms from school.
  • GAPSFAS form available
  • Review school/department home pages

The Career Services, 110 Briggs Library, UMM, 589-6065