Our FLARE family is always happy to welcome new members. But before you apply, please consider the following.
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15TH
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Admissions materials are divided into two sections: (1) items sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions and (2) items sent to FLARE.
MATERIALS TO SEND TO THE OFFICE OF GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
- Online Complete Application or paper application for Admission to the Graduate College
- One (1) set of official academic records or transcripts from all institutions attended (original to Graduate Admissions, copy to FLARE)
- Official GRE scores (The University of Iowa ETS code is 6681)
- Application fee (in USD): $60 for residents of the U.S.; $100 for international students. This fee is payable with a Master Card or Visa if the application is completed online, or by check or money order in U.S. currency made payable to "The University of Iowa" sent with a mailed application.
- Official TOEFL scores
- Financial Statement
MATERIALS TO SEND TO FLARE
Attention: Elena Osinsky
111 Phillips Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
- Copy of Application for Admission
- One (1) set of academic records or transcripts (original to Graduate Admissions, copy to FLARE)
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- Completed Application for Graduate Awards, if requesting financial assistance (download here)
- Personal Statement
- Sample of Academic Writing
- Curriculum Vitae
Some tips for completing your application to FLARE
- Do not wait until the last minute to compile all your materials. Plan to send in your application well before the January 15 deadline.
- Do not forget to complete the Application for Graduate Awards; you need funding!
- Contact your letter writers well in advance to give them the time to compose your letter of recommendation.
- Have a trusted friend or loved one proofread your writing sample, personal statement and CV. It is better that s/he finds the dangling participle than if the application committee does.
- There is an important distinction to make between FLARE and SLA. Students completing their doctorates will receive a degree in Second Language Acquisition from the Department of Foreign Language Acquisition Research and Education. When filling out the application, note that the department is FLARE; the degree is SLA.