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Apply to Grad School Campaign

3rd Annual Apply to Grad School Campaign: April 26th, 2021-April 30th, 2021

The Apply to Grad School Campaign is designed to get you thinking about graduate school and provide you with information sessions to guide you in your application process in the span of a single week. With workshops and information sessions equipped to answer all of your questions, this is the place to be if considering applying to a CSUSB graduate program! 

Monday, April 26th:

Grad School Info Session: Which Program is Right for You?


So, you’ve decided that you want to attend graduate school, but you are not sure which program is best for you? Not a problem, the Office of Graduate Studies recruitment specialist, Erma Cross, is here to kick off the campaign and guide you on which programs we offer and where might be the best fit for you.

This session has now passed, if you have any questions or would like to set up a meeting to talk with Erma Cross, please email her at


Tuesday, April 27th:

Graduate Program Info Session


Once you have identified which graduate program(s) you are interested in, the Graduate Program Info Session is your opportunity to meet with the coordinators of these programs and get some feedback on requirements for entry to the program, what makes a competitive application, and answer any questions about the courses, resources, and opportunities the department can provide you.

This session has now passed, if you need to contact any of our program coordinators to set up individual appointments, you can find their contact information on our Degrees and Department Contacts page. 


Wednesday, April 28th:

Funding Your Graduate Education


Deciding you want to go to graduate school is the first step, but how you can receive funding to help pay for it? Join April Lane to talk about the different funding opportunities available to graduate students. Remember, applications for funding are often due early so getting information about the opportunities available to you ASAP will be a crucial step in beginning your graduate education.

This session has now passed. If you would like more information about our funding opportunities, please visit our Financial Support page, or view the posted recording of the session below. Passcode: 7B6?Q#Uo

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Thursday, April 29th:

How to Write a Personal Statement/ Securing a Letter of Recommendation 


So, you are ready to start working on your application to graduate school, but requirements such as writing a personal statement or requesting a letter of recommendation have you feeling nervous. Not a problem! April Lane and Megan Kinnally will be giving in-depth tutorials on how to get these accomplished, including some resources to help you, timelines to work from, and some helpful tips along the way.

 This session has now passed. If you would like to consult the presentation used in this session, please refer to our Personal Statement online presentation, or view the posted recording of the session below. Passcode: S2khaL.b

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Graduate School Application Info Session


All students who wish to apply to a graduate program with CSUSB must do so using the online submission portal, Cal State Apply. If you find the application a bit overwhelming, we have you covered with a step-by-step tutorial on how to fill out the application, some tips to streamline the process and answer any questions you may have. This is the easiest and most effective way to get your application ready for submission, with the least amount of worry or confusion for you.

 This session has now passed. If you would like to register for a future Graduate School Application Session. You can also view the recording of this session below. Passcode: ^DC8L!qJ

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Friday, April 30th:

Office Hour with OGS


Let’s do a wrap-up! You’ve spent all week in sessions to talk about graduate school, but you still have a couple of questions you would like to ask, or maybe there was a session that you couldn’t attend. That’s okay, come to the office hour with the Office of Graduate Studies! Our representatives will be available to clarify any questions you may have or point you in the direction of resources. This is a nice way to end the week feeling like you have everything you need to start your graduate education with CSUSB.

 This session has now passed. If you would like to chat with our office about any questions you may have, please email us at