What is involved in the graduate school application process?
Aside from the actual application form and fee, there are a number of parts to the application package.
They can be broken down into two major categories- quantitative data and qualitative data.
Quantitative data consists of your GPA and your standardized test score. For most applicants, this will be the GRE. Also referred to as threshold data, they are sometimes used to initially screen out candidates.
Qualitative data is comprised of the more subjective parts of the application package. Included here are your statement of purpose, resume or curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, admissions interviews, and any other subjective work such as portfolios, writing samples, or auditions.