Application for Admission Master of Arts in Chinese Studies We welcome your application for admission to the Graduate School of Valparaiso University. The mission of the Graduate School is to serve the advanced learning, professional development, and personal enrichment needs of individuals regionally and nationally. The Graduate School admits students that demonstrate the ability and motivation to succeed in an academically challenging environment. This form is meant to be completed ONLINE ONLY. If you would like a hard copy, please choose the Requesting Information link and one will be sent to you. You may mail any required materials to: Office of the Graduate School Kretzmann Hall 114 1700 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493 USA You may contact us via: Telephone: (219) 464-5313 Toll Free: (800) 821-7685 Fax: (219) 464-5381 Email: Graduate.School@valpo.edu Application Procedure Please us the Tab key to move through the application to enter data In order for your application to be considered for admission, all required information must be received by the Graduate Office including: Certified transcripts of a bachelor's degree Two letters of recommendation A reflective essay (unless you completed it on the online application) Application Fee: $30 for US Citizens Program Scholarships The Master of Arts in Chinese Studies (MACS) program offers several types of financial assistance inaddition to federal loans for qualified applicants: MACS Scholarships: Scholarships of up to $5,000/year are offered each year. This scholarship assumes student will work 4-6 hours per week as an assistant for a professor on campus. Office manager: Two positions available through the Chinese and Japanese Studies Program. Office managers are paid based on hourly wages. The normal word load is about 20 hours per week. On-campus employment: Students may work in an on-campus job up to 29 hours per week. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 219-464-5015 or finaid@valpo.edu for information about available on-campus employment. Graduate School positions: The Graduate School hires Academic and Research Assistants as well as Graduate Interns – contact the Graduate School at graduate.school@valpo.edu for more information. Tuition and Fees for the 2012-2013 Academic Year:Graduate Tuition: $560 per credit hour Parking: $105 per year (for both fall & spring semesters) General Fees for all Students: $146 per semester Application Fee to MACS program: $30.00 Application Fee to JD/MACS program: $20.00 Eligibility:To be eligible for the awards listed above, you will need to: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for some of the financial aid such as the MACS/Starr scholarship, and Be formally enrolled at least half time in the MACS program. Submit an essay (no longer than 200 words) describing your qualifications and need, as well as how this scholarship would assist you in completing the degree. GRADUATE APPLICATION I. Program of Concentration Please indicate area of concentration: Select Area of Concentration MA in Chinese Studies MACS-Online Teaching Track for P-12 Teachers Chinese Language Endorsement Track for P-12 Teachers SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION I. Declaration of Language Proficiency List all Chinese language courses, seminars and immersion programs completed: A. Course   Names of program/sponsor   Dates   Grade/Credits/Proficiency/Certificate B. Course   Names of program/sponsor   Dates   Grade/Credits/Proficiency/Certificate C. Course   Names of program/sponsor   Dates   Grade/Credits/Proficiency/Certificate D. Course   Names of program/sponsor   Dates   Grade/Credits/Proficiency/Certificate List Chinese language experience you have acquired through family/relatives and indicate below specific proficiencies. II. Scholarship Essay (submitted in addition to the reflective essay) If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, a research assistantship or a teaching assistantship, please write a short essay (200 word maximum, typed, double-spaced & attached) explaining your qualifications and need. Scholarships are outright grants whereas assistantships involve about 10 hrs/week working with program faculty; students employed full time would generally not be eligible for this latter award. A single essay will suffice for either award, but if you have a preference or limitation regarding either one, indicate so in your essay. Helpful information might include (but need not be limited to) any special skills or experiences you have, particular goals not mentioned in your general essay, research projects you have carried out, and so on.   III. Availability for Summer Indicate when your Spring semester ends and are available to begin the Summer Immersion Program: Month May June July August Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 APPLICATION FOR PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS I. MACS Track for which you are applying: MACS         JD/MACS II. List order of preference for type of awards for which you are applying (e.g. 1, 2, 3): 1st Choice MACS Scholarship Office Manager Will pursue other employment 2nd Choice MACS Scholarship Office Manager Will pursue other employment 3rd Choice MACS Scholarship Office Manager Will pursue other employment III. List any scholarships, fellowships, or grants other than those offered by MACS that you have or plan to apply for the 2011-2012 academic year: IV. List grants or loans, which you have applied for or received for 2010-2011: V. Anticipated sources of support: Family/Personal Income/Savings: Scholarship/grant: Loans available: Other sources (itemize): VI. Liabilities: Debt: Educational loans: