What makes for an excellent application? The Program Coordinator looks at many different aspects of a student's application but generally previous coursework, good grades, extracurricular activities, or relevant work experience. The Coordinator also looks for students with excellent potential but in need of a their independent first research experience. The one area that is invaluable is the personal essay as an indicator of an applicant's background and their interest in the projects offered in this year’s program. Read more about What makes for an excellent application?