Is it possible for me to apply to two programs at the same university?
Asked by Ganga Singh about 1 year ago
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Unless a program is particularly prohibited for a certain school, you can apply to two programs at the same university.
One thing to keep in mind is that applying to two programs at the same university requires compelling grounds. Furthermore, if the ad-com questions you about your decision during the interview, you should be able to respond with a reason.
A lack of explanation, on the other hand, may leave a poor impression and jeopardize your prospects of admission for both. For example, suppose you have a variety of skill sets, diverse employment responsibilities, experience, extracurricular activities, and so on. In that case, you can make a compelling case for applying to two colleges by highlighting these.
Nonetheless, if you're applying to two programs, make sure your essays, letters of reference, and statement of purpose are all tailored to the programs you're applying to.
One downside I see in this scenario is that if you have to compose application essays or a statement of purpose for each school, you will have to position yourself in a specific way and demonstrate why you are a good fit for the college and that particular program.
If the two courses you're applying to are so dissimilar, it's possible that you won't be able to sell yourself as a good fit for either.
I hope this information is helpful. If you have any further questions, you can watch the space.
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