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Typical number of programs to apply to?

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by ToAspire, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. ToAspire

    ToAspire 5+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    Hi, All.

    I'm planning on applying this year and am trying to ascertain what the average/recommended number of programs people apply to? I don't want to take any chances on this ...

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  3. TyrKinase

    TyrKinase 7+ Year Member

    Nov 17, 2008
    Below Sea Level
    This highly depends on your
    A) application (stats, letters, etc)
    B) finances (ability to afford the costs of the application, and the tuition costs of the programs to which you are applying)
    C) geographic flexibility (East coast? California? Anywhere?)
    D) type of program you're looking for (degree granting, etc)

    If I had to hazard a guess, I would say most people apply to 2-5 programs.
  4. Dinozzo


    Oct 3, 2014
    Most people I know apply to 2-4 programs, and that was the recommendation from my career services office.

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