What to do after applying for grad school?
January 22, 2014 1:32 PM Subscribe
I just applied to grad school (for a professional program). Should I be doing anything now that I've submitted all my applications? I'm visiting a few of them, but I'm wondering if I should be following-up somehow (like after an interview) or just wait for a decision?
posted by The Pantless Wonder to Education (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I applied to 5 grad programs in a health professions field (not academic). I did all the online applying business and had all my transcripts sent and so forth, and I've checked in on all my application statuses to make sure things were received and everything's in order.
I may just be having a tough time now that I've hit the submit button, as I'm a bit like "that's it?" (I say 'that's it' like putting together the applications wasn't a ton of work, but you get what I mean...)
I am visiting a couple of the programs, but not all, as they are spread across the country and it just wasn't practical.
Should I be following up or doing anything else in the meantime? Is this the kind of thing where you email the department and say "hey, thanks for reviewing my application, let me know if you have any questions?" Or do I just sit on my hands and wait it out? I don't really have faculty contacts at every single place, and I don't want to seem pushy, but I also don't want to regret not taking the extra step or what have you.
Anything else I'm forgetting to do or ought to be doing?