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Are You Applying to Graduate School? Preparing for Graduate School Can Help!

The Graduate School will host a Preparing for Graduate School seminar series throughout the fall 2021 semester.  The seminar, led by Wright Culpepper, Director of Recruitment for the Graduate School, will focus on getting prospective graduate students to approach the graduate school process differently than their experience selecting an undergraduate institution. 

Preparing for Graduate School will  break down how students can find their fit in a graduate program, and will spend time breaking down the common components of a graduate school application, which differs greatly from an undergraduate application.  Students can expect to receive general guidance on how to put together a competitive application beyond having a strong academic history and standardized test scores.  While most of the seminar shines a light on the application process, the final piece is a discussion on how to pursue funding for graduate school.

The seminar will be held in the  Russell House,  room 203,  on the following dates for the fall 2021 semester:

Friday, October 15, 2021
12-1 p.m.

Friday, November 5, 2021
12-1 p.m.

Friday, November 12, 2021
12-1 p.m.

Friday, December 3, 2021
12-1 p.m.

Please note that attendees will be expected to observe any University mandated protocols related to COVID-19. The Russell House will observe current UofSC COVID-19 social distancing recommendations during this workshop. 

If you have questions, contact Wright Culpepper at

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