Help & How-To Guides

Applying for graduate school is a huge step towards your future. If you’re wondering where to start, or need help along the way, we’re here for you. If you have not yet reviewed Application Requirements for the program that you are interested in, please do so. Checklists (including deadlines, descriptions of requirements, and more) are available for every certificate and degree.  

Getting One-on-One Help 

Our Admissions Counselors are standing by to answer any questions that you may have. Please send an e-mail to to get in touch or call us at 1-800-835-1607 (8am – 4:30pm MT).  

How-To Guides 

Whether you need help creating a strong Curriculum Vitae or need some guidance on writing a Diversity Statement, the resources below will help you succeed.  

MCE Guides 

Please check back regularly for new guides from our admissions professionals and graduate assistants (current students). 

Resources on the Web 

Writing Your Curriculum Vitae or Resume  

  • Résumés and CVs from The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Learn the difference between résumés and curricula vitae (or CVs), what to include, and much more.  

  • Curriculum Vitae Dos and Don'ts from the American Psychological Association (APA). Get a quick list of important things to keep in mind.  

  • Resumes & Cover Letters from Career & Professional Development at the University of Denver. Learn the basics, get access to free webinars, and more.  

Writing Your Diversity Statement 

Letters of Recommendation