Wesley Hough '12
earning PhD in Mathematics
University of Kentucky
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1. Talk to your professors and the people in the Career Center. They all have been through the process successfully before.
2. Apply to several different programs (at least 3). Program admissions are competitive, and funding is limited.
3. Start saving money now. Graduate school application fees are expensive.
4. Seek out summer internships and research opportunities. They demonstrate dedication to your subject.
5. Take the GRE during your junior year, if possible. Give yourself time to retake it if necessary.
6. Don't submit your personal statement without having at least two other people read over it. You don't want to miss minor grammatical mistakes.