Application Components

Generally most schools require these components and some parts can be quite expensive.  Estimate approximately how much the entire process will cost you and budget it into your expenses:

  • Transcripts
    • Sometimes paper, sometimes electronic!
  • GRE scores: Physics and General
    • These are sent from ETS directly
      • $205 for the General
      • $150 for the Physics
      • $27 per score sent to each school.
  • Personal Statement
    • Make sure this as polished as possible, it can really sway professors when your test scores and grades are in question
  • Letters of Recommendations
    • Most schools require 3 and some schools want more.  Get to know your professors and send them your personal statement, resume and/or CV.  This will help remind them of the work you’ve done and they can write about you in a positive light.