You must provide three letters and evaluations from faculty or others qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. At least one evaluation and letter should be from a faculty member at the last school you attended as a full-time student (unless you have been out of school for more
than five years). Substitutions for faculty recommendations may include work associates or others who can comment on your academic potential for graduate work.
Download the recommendation form ONLY if a recommender will not be submitting the letter and evaluation online. DO NOT send the downloaded form to a recommender if he or she will be using the online recommendation system. After downloading and printing the form, fill in the following information on the page:
Department to which you are applying.
Degree objective and term to which you are applying.
Indicate at the bottom of the page whether you are waiving your right to see
Recommenders must submit this form in addition to a letter of recommendation.
Recommenders should seal their letters in letterhead envelopes if possible, sign across the seal, and mail them directly to the department. Be sure to provide your recommenders with the department address and inform them of the deadline.
2.Declaration & Certification of Finances
有些學校為了要加速發I-20 or DS-2019(申請F-1或J-1 Visa必備的東西)表格給你，有時
In order for the Certificate of Visa Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS-2019) to be issued, it is necessary to submit complete and accurate information regarding your sources of financial support. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign requires this information in compliance with regulations set forth by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for all
students planning to enter the United States under its auspices. You are required to submit current evidence that you will have at least as much money as is described below for the entire length of time you plan to study on this campus. Financial documents in any language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation of each document. Financial support must be liquid assets such as savings or checking accounts.
Investment accounts are not acceptable.
The USCIS requires that you present evidence of sufficient funds for living expenses during the summer months, whether or not you intend to enroll in summer courses. This requires that you certify your summer funding to show that you will not be dependent upon summer employment.
Authorization to work during the summer is seldom granted. Also, approval to work off-campus during the academic year is granted only under extraordinary circumstances. Consequently, you should not include employment, either part-time or full-time, during the academic year or summer months as an expected source of income.
The current estimated cost of study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is described below. Consulate officials frequently require the evidence of financial resources we are requesting you to present before a visa is granted. We, therefore, recommend that you make and maintain for your personal use copies of all documents submitted. We do not return or provide
SOP is purely about academic achievement, whereas PHS is about how your background and life experiences could contribute to diversity.
UC Berkeley 對 PHS的敘述
In an essay, discuss how your personal background informs your decision to pursue a graduate degree.
Please include any educational, familial, cultural, economic, or social experiences, challenges, or opportunities relevant to your academic journey; how you might contribute to social or cultural diversity within your chosen field;and/or how you might serve educationally underrepresented segments of society with your degree.
Univ. Michigan 對PHS的敘述
How have your background and life experiences, including cultural, geographical, financial, educational or other opportunities or challenges, motivated your decision to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Michigan?
For example, if you grew up in a community where educational, cultural, or other opportunities were either especially plentiful or especially lacking, you might discuss the impact this had on your development and interests. This should be a discussion of the journey that has led to your decision to seek a graduate degree.
Please do not repeat your Academic Statement of Purpose.
Having more than 3 letters, though we allow it, is not recommended. Due to the volume of applications we receive every year, there is no guarantee that more than 3 letters will be read.
Having more letters is not necessarily better. Three strong letters is much better than 3 strong letters and one mediocre or bad letter. It can be a good idea to ask your recommenders if they can write you a good, detailed letter. You would be surprised at the number of mediocre or
nondescriptive letters we receive every year. A one-two sentence letter is probably not going to help your cause. The best letters gauge your ability and potential for research and graduate study, often citing examples from the recommenders own experiences with you.
Your waiver decisions. (Please keep in mind that letters you have waived access to are generally thought to be more reliable than those for which you have not waived access. A few recommenders also refuse to write letters if access to them has not been waived. Given this, this may be something you should discuss with your recommenders before han.
1. 成績單 用掃描器掃成PDF電子檔(中英文)，另外如果你有修過推薦人的課記得做標記或額外提醒
2. Statement of Purpose (SOP) 給推薦人你的SOP有助於教授了解你申請的意願，以及未來想做些什麼研究
3. Applied School List 列一個總表給教授，裡頭包括你所申請的學校和科系 PhD或是MS 各校的截止日期和你想申請的領域