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-May
  • Continue to gain clinical exposure and community service activities
  • Research schools/programs
  • Utilize CSDCAS directory
  • Visit schools
  • Develop budget for cost of application cycle
  • Attend Health Professions Application Workshops
May-July
  • Begin writing your personal statement
  • Confirm with letter writers and consider storage for LORs (Interfolio)
  • Register for and take GRE
  • Submit personal statement for review
  • Read the FAQs and instruction manual for your application service
  • Create account in application service for upcoming cycle
  • Apply for fee assistance if applicable
August-January
  • Submit CSDCAS application or individual program applications
  • Check status of application materials
  • Continue clinical experience, involvement, and community service activities
Fall semester
  • Complete a mock interview at The Career Center
  • Respond to interview offers
  • Continue clinical experience, involvement, and community service activities
  • Consider alternative plans
  • Complete any remaining prerequisite courses
Spring semester
  • Go on interviews
  • Consider alternative plans
  • Continue clinical experience, involvement, and community service activities
  • Respond to acceptance offers