2010 Road Map for Graduate Admissions
Welcome to the 2010 Road Map page!
Thanks for coming to our Fall Road Map Sessions!
Thank you to those who attended our Fall 2010 Graduate Admissions Road Map sessions! We met with over 100 people! Our success this year will continue to depend on collaboration between the Graduate School admissions office and your program. So we are grateful for your commitment.
GRE and TOEFL Presentation
Representatives from the Educational Testing Services (ETS) presented on the new GRE launching in August 2011. They also give information about the TOEFL test and other ETS products and services.
Important Dates: Closure and Holiday dates
- Including both mandatory closure and holiday dates, the Graduate School admissions office will be closed from December 24, 2010 to January 3, 2011.
Applicants will not be able to receive service in-person, by phone, or by email. However, the AY online admissions system will remain functioning.
- Fall 2011 Program Deadlines - this is the final version, but you can still contact Jim Rowan with any changes.
- Application instructions template page
This web page is intended to help you update your graduate program's application instructions. It is extremely important to instruct applicants to upload unofficial transcripts and credentials directly to ApplyYourself.
- PDF Tips - click here for tips on working with PDF documents.
- Status check instructions page
We receive many inquiries from our applicants regarding the status of their application. You may find it helpful to refer your applicants to this page.
- Transcript Self - Upload Process
Read a description of the new transcript self-upload process.
- Admissions Toolkit
Use our admissions toolkit page for training resources, important updates, etc.
- Frequently Asked Questions
How will you know when your applicants apply? How are official transcripts submitted? How are late materials processed? For answers to these and other questions, please see our FAQs page.
The first phase of our restructuring focused on modifying the ApplyYourself (AY) admissions system to allow paperless processing, access to in-progress applicant data, and electronic status updates. At the same time, we dramatically changed our internal Graduate School admissions office processes to be entirely electronic.
This spring we will move into the second phase of our restructuring. This will include enhancements to our system based on input from graduate programs. We will also focus on providing tools for graduate programs to better customize their communication for prospects and applicants.
This page is intended to help U of M graduate program staff and faculty stay informed about graduate admissions restructuring.
Most changes result from the recommendations of the Student Administrative Processes Work Group.* The focus of these changes is to enhance efficiency by eliminating redundancy in our processes at both the program and central admissions levels towards a simpler, more collaborative, and ultimately more effective process. Please note that these changes will occur with the new application process only, and not the change of status/readmissions process. - Grad School admissions team