Application Process

 

 

 

The Short Answer

 

Come to the office (234 STU) to pick up an application. We don't provide an online application because the application process requires a time investment, and we want to make sure you qualify before you invest the time in applying. We also want to make sure that you're ready to make the commitment to a Ph.D. program. To review what that may mean to you, please see the long answer below.

When you hand in the application, you'll also need two letters of recommendation, an application essay, a copy of both your transcript and your class schedule, and some tax information. Please call us at (616) 331-3441 to make an appointment to speak with our Director, Dolli, or e-mail her directly. Also, feel free to contact us with any questions.

The Long Answer

1 First, we need to make sure that you qualify. Review the eligibility checklist and check the FAQ for any additional questions you may have about class standing, major, etc.

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You should make sure you can commit to the program. We'll have some activities for you during both the school year and the summer. Take a look at the Summer Research Program component and at the FAQ to learn more about housing, classes, and schedules.

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We don't provide an online application, so you'll have to come by the office to pick it up. Why? The application process requires a time investment, and we want to help. You'll need two letters of recommendation, an application essay, a copy of both your transcript and your class schedule and more in addition to the actual application. Please call us at (616) 331-3441 to make an appointment to speak with our Director, Dolli, or e-mail her directly. Also, feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

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