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Why attend an information session at all, and why a recent session?

  • Group information sessions and workshops mean we can reach many students at once—and that students can learn from each other’s questions and observations.
  • Going over information everyone needs in group sessions means that one-on-one advising can be more fruitful discussions of your particular questions and applications.
  • We update material regularly, since we want you to have the best information.  (And how much do you really remember from that event you attended three years ago?)

Why do "homework" and send in a questionnaire/résumé/drafts ahead of time?

  • Taking ownership and learning as much as you can are important first steps to success.  We’re here to help when you reach the limits of what you can do on your own.
  • Tackling essential elements of an application by thoughtfully filling out a questionnaire and/or drafting essays helps you to get a better idea of where your application is and what you might like to discuss with an adviser.
  • Sending materials in advance helps advisers prepare to make the best use of the half hour we'll have together—we do homework, too.

We want to help as many students as possible, but advising staff and hours are limited.

  • Especially at seasons of peak demand there may only be time for you to have one appointment before a deadline, so we want to make that one appointment as helpful as possible.
  • We’ve found that following these steps helps everyone make the best use of the limited time available.