I am currently looking for graduate programs in comparative literature. I have identified which ones I would like to go to, and was now wondering what are they mainly looking for. Also, would it be a good idea for me to begin contacting some advisers and if so should it be formal or somewhat informal?
Obviously seriously. What I meant by formal and informal however, was should I automatically start off by telling the advisers my accomplishments, aims, etc or merely just begin by telling them that I am interested in the program? Also, would you happen to know what GPA is needed to get into a top 15 school. Currently mine is a 3.691. Thanks
So you want to enroll in a graduate program without necessarily having a supervisor. Yeah, probably not a great idea. Really the only things that matter are having the right supervisor, and secondarily getting apiece of paper at the end.