Skip to Content

Applicant Checklist

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15th

• The APPLICANT is responsible for the completed application.
• ALL application materials should be submitted online.
• ALL letters of recommendation should be submitted through our online application system. Letters
of recommendation should not be mailed to Rackham.
• Please have your official transcripts sent (mailed or online) to Rackham. (Online submissions are
preferred.)
• Please contact ETS at least 4 weeks before the application deadline and request that an official report
of your GRE/TOEFL scores be sent to the Department of Anthropology.
GRE: Institution code 1839, Department code 1701. TOEFL: Institution code 1839, Department
code 81.

RACKHAM Application Materials Checklist:

 DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

 INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

 1. Application Form* 

 1. Application Form* 

 2. Application Fee*

 2. Application Fee*

 3. Admissions Conduct Code* 

 3. Admissions Conduct Code* 

 4. Description of Interests Form* 

 4. Description of Interests Form* 

 5. Statement of Purpose (1000-1500 words)*

 5. Statement of Purpose (1000-1500 words)*

 6. Personal Statement (500 words maximum)* 

 6. Personal Statement (500 words maximum)* 

 7. Letters of Recommendation (3)* 

 7. Letters of Recommendation (3)* 

 8. GRE scores (Original copy sent from ETS
 only)

 8. GRE scores (Original copy sent from ETS
 only)

 9. Official transcripts † 

 9. Official transcripts † 

 10. Writing Sample (optional, 30 page
 maximum)*

 10. Writing Sample (optional, 30 page
 maximum)*

 11. FLAS Intent Form (if applicable)

 11. TOEFL scores (Original copy sent from
 ETS only)

 

  12. Affidavit of financial support (submit
  ONLY after you receive admit decision from
  Department)

* It is not necessary to mail these materials if you uploaded and submitted them with your online application.

† Scan the front and back of your transcripts and upload them with your online application (if you are an international student, please upload English translations as well).

An official transcript, from every institution where you have received a Bachelor’s degree or higher, must be mailed to Rackham if accepted to our program.