Grad School Application Support

Get Funded! Financing Your Graduate Education

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:00-1:00pm - MSR 130

Do you know it's possible to get paid to go to grad school? This workshop will provide you with information about how to secure funding to finance your graduate education. It is designed for both current graduate students, but especially for undergraduate and master's students who are considering or in the process of applying to graduate programs. Co-sponsored with the Financial Aid Office and the McNair Scholars Program. This workshop is open to all; no pre-registration required. [pdf flyer]


Doctoral Application Residency Program

Fall 2018 Meetings: Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm on 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, and 11/1 in MSR 160

The purpose of the Doctoral Application Residency Program (DARP) is to help students through the process of applying for a doctoral (Ph.D., Ed.D) graduate program over the course of the Fall 2018 semester. This program is open to both current graduate students and undergraduate students who desire to begin a doctoral program in Fall 2019. Students will work with a faculty coach and each other to identify programs and advisors, write a personal statement, and complete their applications. Together, the group will set deadlines, encourage each other to make progress, and review drafts of personal statements and other application materials. Students must commit to attending each meeting and working towards submitting their applications by the end of the Fall 2018 semester.

Applications are due on Friday, September 14, 2018 at noon, and can be submitted through InfoReady.


NSF GRFP Residency Program

Fall 2018 Meetings: Fridays 3:30-5:00pm on 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19 in MSR 160

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is a highly competitive three-year scholarship of $34,000 per year. This workshop series will guide students through writing their essays and other application components, and is specifically for students who plan to be in their 1st or 2nd year of a graduate program in Fall 2019; i.e., undergraduate students who are graduating in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019; or master's students who are starting their first year of grad school in Fall 2018. The NSF is open to students who will be attending grad school in math, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. Read more about the NSF GRFP. Apply for the NSF GRFP Residency Program on InfoReady by September 6.


Preparing for Timed Essay Tests: Graduate Entrance Exam Writing Skills Workshop

Thursdays, October 4, 2018 OR November 8, 2018 - 5:00-7:00pm - MSR 160

This workshop is designed for students interested in applying for graduate programs that require entrance exams such as the GRE, CBEST, CSET, GMAT, or LSAT. The purpose of this workshop is to help students prepare for the writing skills portion of these exams. The workshop includes the following three components: 1) a brief overview of common elements of various writing exam requirements; 2) information about strategies for successful writing for these timed graduate writing exams; and 3) an opportunity to practice writing a response to a sample writing exam prompt, with feedback for improvement. Sign up for the CEGE Writing Exam Prep Workshop on InfoReady.


Graduate School Admission Workshop

Date and Time TBD

This workshop is designed for all students interested in applying for a master'€™s or doctoral program at Stanislaus State. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize students with graduate program admission requirements and financial aid opportunities. The workshop includes the following two components: 1) a brief overview of the master's and doctoral programs offered at Stanislaus State, including admission requirements and deadlines; and 2) information about financial aid available to graduate students at Stanislaus State, including federal, state, and local campus opportunities.