Youth Development & Agricultural Education

Graduate Program Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What "homework" should I do before completing my graduate application?

  2. Could I visit the YDAE graduate program before I apply?
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  4. When should I apply?
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  6. What should I write in my statement of purpose?
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  8. Should I identify in my statement of purpose potential faculty with whom I would like to work?
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  10. Whom should I ask to write my letters of recommendation?
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  12. What does the graduate committee look for in an application? How can I know if I’ll be competitive?
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  14. Can YDAE provide funding? Can I get an assistantship?
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  16. Do I qualify for a tuition-waiver?
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  18. How will I be notified if I have been admitted?
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  20. How many graduate credits can I transfer into the YDAE graduate program?
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  22. Can I take a graduate course and then apply to a graduate degree program? What are the requirements to apply for non-degree status?
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  24. What if I have additional questions?