Step 1: Prepare Supporting Documents for Your Application

You must provide supporting documentation with your application. The supporting documentation includes a résumé, transcripts, references, and confirmation of your application telephone interview schedule. You must submit all documentation 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 US or non-US educational institution where your highest degree was earned. If you attended a non-US university, please have your degree evaluated by an educational credential evaluation service. See NACES for a list of evaluation companies. You must upload your transcript 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.
  • Sign up for your Application Telephone Interview as soon as possible. You must upload a copy of your interview schedule confirmation with your application.

Go to Step 2.