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Application Overview

Classical Studies post-baccalaureate program application deadlines

New Classical Studies post-baccalaureate program student cohorts are admitted for fall terms only. We consider applications submitted by the March 1 deadline first, and after that we will consider applications as they arrive, on a first-come, first-served basis, until the program is full.
 
Currently accepting applications for the fall 2015 cohort
 
Please note that fall 2016 applications will not be reviewed until March 2016.

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Application materials checklist

Since all required supporting documents are submitted through the online application system, hardcopy material other than official transcripts or letters of recommendation will not be accepted.* Please urge your recommenders to submit their letters through the online system.

Applications must contain all of the following in order to be considered complete:

*Unsolicited material will not be used for review.

  • Completed online application
  • Current résumé
  • Nonrefundable application fee
  • Application essays, listed below
  • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary school attended uploaded through the online application system. Please note:
    • Final fall semester transcripts are required of all spring graduates
    • Study abroad transcripts are not required
  • Standardized test scores, if applicable (details below)
  • Two letters of recommendation (details below)

Application essays

Please compile your responses into a single document.

Your application will include an essay addressing the following three topics. Your response should not exceed four pages in length.

  • Please discuss your academic background and explain what you hope to achieve in the Classical Studies post-baccalaureate program.
  • Be as specific as you can about your plans upon completing the program and about your eventual career goals.
  • If you wish to provide additional information on your academic record or experience, please do so.

Additional items:

  • Please provide a list of all Greek and Latin courses you have taken and the grades earned for each.
  • If you have ever been placed on probation, dismissed or suspended from any college or university for reasons pertaining to academic integrity, please include any facts that you believe bear on the significance of this circumstance. (If this does not apply, please write N/A in your response.)

Letters of recommendation

Each applicant will submit two letters of recommendation. Letters should come from individuals with whom you have had a close professional or academic association and who know of your desire to study classical studies (or a related field) at the advanced level. Recommendations may be submitted online (preferred) or by mail. For online recommendations, please follow the instructions in the Recommendations section of the online application.

Standardized test scores

Standardized test scores are not required for admission to the Classical Studies post-baccalaureate program. However, you may choose to submit standardized test scores, such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), in support of your application. Request that your scores report for the GRE test be forwarded to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies office, using ETS institutional code 2986. Please contact us if you are unsure whether or not you should take the GRE.

International applicants whose first language is not English must also submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores to demonstrate English proficiency. Please note that the TOEFL is rarely waived; therefore, we encourage applicants to take the test to avoid delays in completing the application. The minimum TOEFL scores required for admissions consideration are: 100 (iBT), 250 (CBT) or 600 (PBT). The TOEFL must be sent from ETS using the institutional code 2986. To locate a testing site near you or schedule an exam, visit the TOEFL website. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also accepted and the minimum score for consideration is a 7. You may upload a copy of your IELTS test to the standardized test score section of the application.

Upon review of an applicant's file, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request TOEFL scores.

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