Accordingly Identify the School

The next step would be to identify schools that are best suited to your subject requirements. Also consider the various other factors like, the GRE score, the required experience, and the recommendation needed. Also, according to the subjects, list out the faculty that is more competent than the others; are they accepting students; what has been their track record, etc. Also, it would be a major boost if you can interact with any current students, and in this age of social media it should not be much of a problem, and try to understand their view of the departments. Try to extract as much information as possible regarding their experiences and their journey starting right from admission. You can also check the rankings of the school, even though this can be just an afterthought and should be considered too important.