Before jumping headfirst into the graduate school application process, ask yourself some important questions. What are my short-term and long-term goals? Do I have the motivation, aptitude, self-discipline, self-confidence, interpersonal skills, and persistence required for a graduate degree? Answering these questions will give you a sense of where you would like to land once you finish your graduate program. Use this handout(PDF) to help guide you through the process of applying to graduate school.