Graduate Program Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What "homework" should I do before completing my graduate application?
  2. Could I visit the ASEC graduate program before I apply?
  3. When should I apply?
  4. What should I write in my statement of purpose?
  5. Should I identify in my statement of purpose potential faculty with whom I would like to work?
  6. Whom should I ask to write my letters of recommendation?
  7. What does the graduate committee look for in an application? How can I know if I’ll be competitive?
  8. Can ASEC provide funding? Can I get an assistantship?
  9. Do I qualify for a tuition waiver?
  10. How will I be notified if I have been admitted?
  11. How many graduate credits can I transfer into the ASEC graduate program?
  12. Can I take a graduate course and then apply to a graduate degree program? What are the requirements to apply for non-degree status?
  13. What if I have additional questions?