Author: Dustin Yaworski

10 Tips to Improve Your Graduate School Application

Dustin standing by Koons Hall, home to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program he will attend starting this summer.
Dustin standing by Koons Hall, home to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program he will attend starting this summer.

Let’s face it…filling out an application to get into graduate school feels like high school all over again. Will I get in? What if I don’t get in? Should I fix my essay? Are my grades good enough?

After going through the entire application process, I’ve decided to highlight the most important parts of the application. My goal is to help every UConn CAHNR student looking into graduate school to use these ten tips to have a stand-out application. There is also an extended version for anyone interested in a particular topic! I used these tips in my graduate school application and it led to my acceptance into UConn’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

 

  1. Boost your GPA

My tips: Research the average GPA for accepted students at the graduate programs you are thinking about applying to in the future. If you are worried about your GPA, put the effort in to improve the rest of your application (including ALL the parts of this Top 10 list). And remember, be confident…you are at UConn because you are smart enough and worked hard to get here!

 

  1. Search for Relevant Work Experience

My tips: Find a job that incorporates your future career. Continue reading