The application form is not much different from the application form for Bachelors study. It will take time to fill in the application form, much due to the time spent on collecting information before being able to actually start completing the actual form. Typically, time consuming areas of the application form involve gathering information pertaining to family members, writing the personal statement, identify and confirm recommenders, and complete English and admission entrance tests. Below are examples of information you can expect to complete on an application form:
- Basic information (Full name, Home address, Date of Birth etc.)
- College and/or major of interest
- Entry term (when do you want to start studying?)
- Do you intend to apply for grants, scholarship, or other financial aid?
- Do you intend to live in the dorms (on-campus housing)?
- You highest degree
- Demographic questions (citizenship, birthplace, first language etc.)
- Family information (mother, father, siblings, legal guardian details)
- Your education history
- Academics (class rank, sat, TOEFL, current classes)
- Standardized Test (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT)
- Personal Statement/Essay (2-3 pages)
- Extracurricular activities and work experience
Today most applications are submitted online via the university’s/college’s website. Generally a prospective student creates a user account and completes the application, submit supportive documents, and pay the application fee online