Prospective Students Q & A
How much work is TRAINS?
Pictures of 2022 TRAINS Students and Faculty at SACNAS NDiSTEM Conference 2022 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
What are the expectations of me besides research?
What is the TRAINS Program Culture Like?
How do I apply to TRAINS?
Click the link below apply to TRAINS. Please note these applications are managed by UC Santa Barbara's CSEP Center, hence the UCSB associated URL.
TRAINS Application Link (Due 4/14/23 by 5PM)
In order to have a completed application to TRAINS, you will need the following to finish your application:
Answers to the following personal statement prompts:
Personal Statement Prompts
An updated CV/resume (We provide a template below):
Unofficial transcripts from all community colleges/universities you have attended.
1 or 2 recommendation letters. Recommenders cannot submit recommendations until the online application form is done. Please ask your recommenders to write the letter beforehand and get ready to copy and paste it into the online portal once you have submitted your application. (Recommendations due 4/21/23 by 5PM i.e. one week after student submissions)
Application Requirements for TRAINS
*Indicates that this is not a hard requirement with justification in personal statements.
I am scared to apply to TRAINS but I am really interested. Can you give me some help?
Absolutely! TRAINS held an application workshop on April 6th, 2023. Here is the link to the session's recording below:
*Please note in the session, I said a 1 page (front only) resume/CV; Please ammend this advice to 1 page (front and back).