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cwiersma

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I am currently applying to graduate schools, and one of my applications asks me to provide a description of my degree, but it doesn't leave enough room to write even one sentence. I'm not sure what they want. This is within the section on my prior institution. It asks me when I will receive my degree and what type it is. I will graduate in the spring with a Bachelor of Science, and I am applying to cancer biology programs to do research. I thought maybe they wanted me to list skills my degree helped me attain, but it seems that there really isn't even enough room for that. I think it leaves room for less than 100 characters including spaces. 

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There should be a "help" section in your application. 

If it only leaves room for less than one sentence, it seems they are asking for "Bachelor of Science".

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There is already a drop-down menu for me to choose bachelor of science. To clarify, it asks when I received/will receive my degree, my major, and the type of degree. Below that information is where it requests the degree description, just below where I chose Bachelor of Science. After that, it requests my GPA in my major. That is the extent of the section. I visited the help page, but it was solely for technical support such as browser issues. I typed in "degree description" into the search box and nothing relevant popped up. 

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Mmmm. Ok, is this application for an American university? Do you have non-American degrees in the drop-down menu? Could this refer to "Honors" degrees or for international applicants? 

I would contact the department or the school. In any case, it doesn't seem your application would be incomplete if you leave that space blank.

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You could try uploading an separate document containing degree description if the online application allows uploading of additional documents. Or else you could just email the additional document to the program coordinator/grad school officer. They can attach it to your application file later on.

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