Grad School Application Help

by Danny Barringer on December 2, 2015

Dear undergraduate aspiring astronomer, are you tired of bashing your head against a table trying to figure out which schools to apply to, or what to say in your personal statements?

Advisors of said undergraduates, are you tired of your students bashing their respective heads against your respective desks?

Well, to both groups, we say never fear! As always, we at AstroBetter have your back with the resources contained within the AstroBetter Wiki. Here you can find advice on what to do when scouting out programs and ultimately making your decision (yes, this won’t happen for a little while yet, but keep it in mind!). Don’t forget to take FULL advantage of the Winter AAS Meeting to meet professors and graduate students who are already at schools you might be interested in. I want to emphasize this point. MEET THE GRADUATE STUDENTS! They are almost always super-helpful and willing to chat with undergraduates about their programs. This is especially relevant at Undergraduate Orientation session, which will be held on Monday, January 4, and runs from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

I would also like to call special attention to the pages concerning paying for grad school, and what aid is potentially available to you.

Just be sure to leave any feedback or helpful tips or resources of your own creation or finding in the comments that we might incorporate them into AstroBetter’s resources.

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