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What to Know

Preparing for graduate/professional school applications consumes your time and energy. Start the process early!

Before Senior Year

  1. Select graduate programs you are interested in (U.S. News Grad School Ranking -
  2. Find requirements, costs, available funding & deadlines for each program
  3. Contact your reference to write a letter of recommendation
  4. Research the program (the strength, faculty, research centers, etc.)

Summer or Fall before you graduate

  1. Take necessary exams (GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, etc.)
  2. Request a letter of recommendation
  3. Fill out applications

Most medical schools and law schools use centralized application system: Medical School Application & Law School Application.

National & International Scholarships and Fellowships

The National & International Scholarships and Fellowships office provides UNM students with merit-based nationally competitive scholarship opportunities.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Opportunity program actively recruits undergraduate students to participate in research that is happening across campus.


Helpful programs on campus!