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Graduate School Advising Appointment Request Form

Before completing this form, take a moment to see whether the answers to your questions are readily available on our website! By reading the information provided here, you can learn a great deal about graduate school in general, graduate study options, the application process, researching graduate programs, selecting a program, graduate admissions exams, and financing graduate school.

Once you have availed yourself of these resources, please fill out this appointment form. After you've completed and submitted the form, you'll hear back from our office within a few working days with a proposed meeting date/time.

If you have any questions about this form, please email Marianne Taylor or call: 413-538-3183. Thank you.

Demographic and Contact Information

Fields marked with an asterisk* are required.

Academic Details

Please list names of institutions, countries and semester/year of any other institutions you attended as an undergraduate, such as community college, study abroad, etc.
If you are currently studying abroad, please state where and for how long.

Preview of Activities and Interests

For example, attended an information session; discussed graduate school(s) with a faculty member; gone to a graduate school fair, taken a prep course, etc.
If you've done an independent study or a thesis, or are planning to do either, please describe your project.
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Goals for this Appointment


The Graduate School Advisor can guide you in a general way about graduate school choice/options, and serve as a sounding board about programs you have researched. She can also advise you about how to ask for recommendations, how to write personal statements, and how best to prepare a strong application. She cannot, however, provide you with a list of the best programs for you.


Please enter the times during each day when you are most likely to be available. Think in terms of a work day of 9:00am to 5:00pm. For example, if you choose Monday, you may enter the times you are available on that day such as 10am to11am and 3:30pm to 5:00pm. Give as many options as possible, but please be aware that at certain busy times of the year, your appointment may have to be scheduled two to three weeks or more from the time of your request. We will always make every effort to accommodate you the best we can.

Please upload a photo for identification purposes. Thank you.