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How to Apply to the BDPs

We accept applications for the Bridging Disciplines Programs twice a year, during the fall and spring semesters. The fall 2014 application deadline has passed. Our spring 2015 application deadline is 5 p.m. March 12th.

Here’s how to apply:

  1. Come to an information session with BDP advisors. Learn more about the program and the application process, and get a chance to ask questions.
  2. Fill out an application form (PDF) and write a short essay telling us about your goals for the program. For tips on how to write a strong application essay, you can view a short presentation here.
  3. If you are graduating within the next academic year, attach a semester course planner (PDF) that outlines your plans for completing the BDP and your remaining degree requirements (summer classes should also be included). Please meet with your major academic advisor to review your academic plans prior to meeting with the BDP advisor.
  4. Turn in the application form and essay to FAC 338 by the application deadline. When you turn in your application, you’ll make an appointment to meet one-on-one with a BDP advisor, who will help you plan your BDP courses and possible connecting experiences.

The BDP faculty panel will review your essay and BDP coursework plan, and the BDP advisor will notify you about the panel’s decision.

Questions? Come by the BDP office in FAC 338 (third floor) or call 512-232-7564 for more information.