Application Timeline

Time Period Milestones
August - December
  • Continue to gain clinical experience
  • Continue other types of involvement such as RSOs and community service
  • Complete prerequisite coursework
  • Identify and develop relationships with potential letter writers
  • Develop personalized preparation plan and timeline for taking the GRE
January - March
  • Research schools/programs
  • Utilize PAEA directory and review all applicable deadlines and requirements
  • Request letters of reference
  • Register for and take GRE
  • Begin writing your personal statement
March - April
  • Submit personal statement for review
  • Read the FAQs and instruction manual for your application service
  • CASPA opens mid to late April
  • Create account in application service for upcoming cycle
  • Attend Application Month workshops
May - July
  • Submit primary application, transcripts, and all LORs
  • Complete CASAP Academic Update
  • Complete secondary applications within two weeks of receiving
Fall semester
  • Complete a mock interview at The Career Center
  • Respond to interview offers
  • Interviews occur from August to spring