(Closed) Graduate School Acceptance Schedule?

posted 8 years ago in College
Post # 3
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m in pharmacy school – which is graduate school/ professional school and they only have seats once a year (fall).  Some programs (such as the one I am in) have very defined timelines (application dates, interview dates, etc.)  I would definitely try to find out if specific classes would transfer for a MA program before you take them.

Post # 4
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I think most graduate schools only accept for the fall. I would talk to your profs at your undergrad — they’re the best resource on this info, especially whether taking extra classes would help at all.

Post # 5
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It depends on the program and the school. I have found just personally (for a difference major) only 2 programs took spring candidates, out of the 15+ that I  looked at. You really just need to look at programs you like and see what they offer.

Post # 6
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My school accepted people any time of the year.  You might be able to take some classes at your current school without being an enrolled grad student but you want to check with the program where you are going if the credits will even be transferred.

Post # 7
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m in grad school, and from my experience, grad schools do a rolling admission. However, you usually have to apply by Dec/Jan/Feb (depending on the school) for financial aid/scholarship/assistantship consideration.

Post # 9
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just wanted to say hello – from one anthro student to another! I hope you find a great match when looking for graduate schools. It is a daunting task. Good luck! 

Post # 10
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Hey!  I’m also an Anth student applying to grad school for museum studies and collections management (but incorporating it into an Ph.D. program, I think).  Every school I’ve looked at only does fall admission for Ph.D.s and most but not all for MAs as well.  Have you compiled your list of schools to apply to yet?  That’s the only way to know–make that list and look at the info on their websites.  

I think it’s totally feasible to transfer (what are your reasons for doing this? to build a better transcript or more experience to be a more appealing candidate to more competitive programs? or just so you’ll still be in school in the spring?), but for sure your classes might not all transfer, and sometimes it can be really hard to find out IF they will transfer until you actually transfer (I found this out as an undergrad when I transferred from a large public university to a small private college), and it can be really hard to get answers about what transfers even then.  You could always send out emails to see if anyone at the potential unis you’ll apply to for transfer will accept your classes, but they might give you the runaround and have a hard time answering.  Or maybe they’ll be nothing like my school and the first person you talk to will give you a flat, easy answer. Haha.  

In any event, good luck!

Post # 11
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

Most programs I’ve looked into only accept in the Fall. As budget cuts keep coming (woohoo CA schools!) more schools are moving towards only accepting in the Fall. I’m not sure if it is like this in every state though.

Have you thought about doing an internship from January-whenever to fill the time until school starts in the fall?

Post # 13
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

In my field they only accept for the fall.

Post # 14
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The masters in public administration program I’m applying for at Denver accepts both fall and spring.  It totally depends upon the school/program.

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