How to Stay Organized and Set Timelines:
Managing PhD Applications

A Project SHORT Panel for PhD Students

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, we hosted a pre-graduate school panel for prospective applicants on setting the best timelines for graduate school applications and how to stay organized in the process. There can be a lot of things to do when applying and it’s important to plan out when and the order in which everything should be done as well as how to stay organized. All the panelists shared their own way of staying organized throughout the process. The big take home message we tried to communicate was that it’s important to have a way of staying organized but that’s going to look different for every applicant. There are dates to keep track of, application and program links, etc. so it’s crucial to take a little bit of time to figure out what organizational system or spreadsheet layout is going to work best for you to stay on top of everything and have all your information in one place, your future self will thank you later!

Here's a link to a recording of the event, as well as a closed captioning file.

Graduate School Application Timeline

Creating an Organizational System

Other Important Advice