During the students’ break last week, we were lucky that we had some help from the student staffers who weren’t traveling. Several times during the week, Dristy popped in to ask a question that had arrived via phone or email from a prospective applicant to the PhD program. With most of our brain cells pointed toward the needs of newly admitted students or those who have decided to accept a place on the waitlist, it’s easy to forget that a new admissions cycle is already beginning, even as the previous one is still wrapping up.
The fact is that, while our work is entirely cyclical, there’s more than one cycle running at any time. In January, for example, we’re both welcoming students who start that month, while also accepting applications for September. Right now, we’re primarily working with the incoming class, but we’ve already started compiling lists of projects for the summer that will (we hope) make the next cycle run more smoothly.
All of this is to say that, if you’re starting your graduate school research this spring, you should feel free to contact us at any time. We’re happy to help you lay the groundwork for an application in the fall.