Application Elements

Use this list to gather the required documents that you will need to submit a complete application.

The BUILD and RISE programs use a single application that is submitted online. The application form requires you to type in information as well as upload your application elements. You should have these completed prior to starting your online application. Please read all the information below carefully and contact us if you have any questions.


Online Recommendation Form

A complete application requires one Recommendation Form which is only accepted online. With the online method, an automated email is sent to your recommender with a link for them to complete the recommendation form and allows them to upload a formal letter of recommendation (optional but encouraged). Follow the steps below to get started! 

Who to ask?

The programs prefer a recommendation from an instructor familiar with your work in the field in which you expect to study/research.