Suggested Timeline

This chart provides you with a suggested timeline and established deadlines to anticipate.

Year To Do Campus Deadline National Deadline
Freshman Attend general information sessions; begin to prepare CV/academic resume; begin to build relationships with university faculty and staff; get involved in undergraduate research and targeted leadership and community service/service learning opportunities; make appointment with the ONSF; maintain strong GPA. Boren—December CLS—November
Boren—February
Sophomore Attend targeted information sessions on specific scholarships; secure/continue undergraduate research and leadership opportunities; plan for study abroad; begin drafting personal statement; continue to build key relationships; maintain strong GPA. Boren—December; Goldwater—Nov. CLS—Nov.
Boren—February
Goldwater—January
Junior Develop stronger personal statements, program proposals, CVs, put recommendation letter writers on notice; begin to research graduate programs and next steps; plan and prepare for standardized tests (GREs, LSATs, MCATs); make application; present and/or publish undergraduate research; begin senior thesis research; maintain strong GPA. Boren—December
Goldwater—Nov.
Truman—December
UK awards—April
Udall—January
Fulbright—April
Boren—February
Goldwater—January
Truman—February
Udall—March
UK—fall of sr. yr.
Fulbright—fall of sr. yr.
Senior Finalize strong personal statements, program proposals, CVs, apply to research graduate programs and other professional opportunities; take standardized tests (GREs, LSATs, MCATs); submit final scholarship applications; present and/or publish undergraduate research; finish senior thesis research; maintain strong GPA; graduate and celebrate achievements. Boren—December
UK awards—April
Fulbright—April
Boren—February
UK—fall of sr. yr.
Fulbright—fall of sr. yr.