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How to Apply

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The application for the Plant Biology Graduate Program is only available on line at UCR Electronic Graduate Application.

Departmental Funding for Application Fee - November 8

The Plant Biology program will pay the application fee for Domestic Plant Biology applicants who SAVE (not submit) their completed application and fill out the Application Fee Request Form by November 8th (11:59 Pacific Time). To qualify for the waiver, please complete the application and then attach unofficial GRE scores and transcripts through the Attach Documents Option in the application.  Then, please SAVE your application (do not submit yet), note your Application ID Number, and fill out the following form:

https://connect.ucr.edu/register/dept_pay_app_fee

Within a few days you will receive an automated email from gsiswebmaster@ucr.edu letting you know that your application fee has been paid and that you can formally submit your application. Students recommended for admission must send official, sealed transcripts and transmit official GRE scores before final admission. Letters of recommendation will be automatically solicited from your chosen referees upon submission of your application, and must be received by November 22 for your file to be reviewed.

Application Deadlines and Procedure

November 8, 11:59 pm

Deadline for Department Paying Application Fees

The Plant Biology program will pay the application fee for Domestic Plant Biology applicants who SAVE (not submit) their completed application and fill out the Application Fee Request Form by November 8th (11:59 Pacific Time). Please see above for details.

November 22

Deadline for Early Funding Consideration for Fall Quarter

The Plant Biology Graduate Program uses an early funding consideration priority deadline. The applications completed by this date will receive priority consideration for funding and admission. By meeting this deadline, applicants accelerate their admission decision and funding package.

Where to Send Materials

Please attach pdfs of unofficial GRE scores and transcripts through the Attach Documents Option in the online application.
Please send all official application materials to the below address:

Graduate Program in Plant Biology
140 Batchelor Hall
University of California
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521 USA

What do you need to apply for the Plant Biology Graduate Program?

Critical items needed for the online application to the Plant Biology Graduate program include:

A completed on-line application
Official transcripts from undergraduate and MS degree-granting institutions sent to:
 

Graduate Program in Plant Biology
1140 Batchelor Hall
University of California
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521 USA

Three letters of recommendation Statement of purpose (Research experience and interests)
Personal history statement
GRE

The UCR institution code for the GRE is 4839
The Plant Biology GRE code is 0205.

TOEFL Scores (for international students)

The UCR institution code for the TOEFL is 4839
The Plant Biology TOEFL code is 37.

Names of UCR faculty with whom you have communicated or who you would be interested in working with.

We look forward to seeing your completed application. If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact the Staff Graduate Advisor for the Plant Biology Program.

IMPORTANT: Admission and funding decisions cannot be initiated until all required application material is received.
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