Step 1: Prepare Supporting Documents for Your Application

You must provide supporting documentation with your application. The supporting documentation includes a résumé, a transcript, and references. All documentation must be submitted electronically through the online application site.

Before you start the online application, please prepare as follows:

  • Write a complete résumé. Save the résumé in electronic format so that you can upload it with your application.
  • Request a copy of your transcript from the U.S. or non-U.S. educational institution where your highest degree was earned. If you attended a non-U.S. university, please have your degree evaluated by an educational credential evaluation service. See AICE for a list of evaluation companies. Be aware that the transcript evaluation process can take 6 weeks or longer. You must upload your transcript and transcript evaluation (if needed) with your application.
  • Select 2 or 3 professional references (people who will write a recommendation letter for you). One recommendation should be from a current supervisor, if possible. Make sure you have up-to-date contact information (especially email addresses) for all your references. You will use email from within the online application system to send the reference form to your recommenders. Be sure to let your references know that you will be contacting them by email for a letter of recommendation.

Go to Step 2.