Are you considering applying to grad school and aren’t sure what your first step should be? Well, you’ve already covered the first step by deciding that you want to apply. Maybe you want to apply to advance your career or acquire more knowledge about the issues faced in your field. Regardless of why you’ve considered applying to grad school, it’s important that you’re prepared for what’s to come. Think you’ve covered all your bases? Use our List of To-Do’s created by UMBC’s Office of Professional Programs' staff to double-check that you’re set up for success. It’s important to note that certificate programs and graduate programs may have different requirements.