Before you start filling in the application:


Get to know your audience.

Try to clarify in your mind what you want to achieve in the long run (say the next ten years).

Select a potential supervisor. Selecting a supervisor is important because:

Get letters of reference. Select people who

To help make these letters superb, provide the people you have asked for references with ammunition, including:

  1. a copy of your marks with your ranking in each class
  2. an updated CV
  3. a short letter in which you highlight
  4. It takes time to write a good letter of reference. So make sure you give the person you ask lots of lead time.

Order your transcripts

Read the forms and take the directions seriously.

Check the deadline (internal and external).

Copyright 1995
Tutis Vilis
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
University of Western Ontario
London Ontario Canada

Created 28 Sept 1995
Last updated September 13, 2009
Comments welcome: tutis.vilis@schulich.uwo.ca