Making a School List
It is essential to select schools that are not only a good fit for you academically, but also a good fit for your values, skills, and interests, and that will help you become the professional you want to be. Take time to research programs prior to the application process.
Why the Diamond?
The shape of the diamond represents both the order of institution importance and number of schools which should be reflected in your list. For example, state institutions in which you are a resident are the most essential schools on your school list; but they will likely not represent the majority of the list. Private institutions will likely constitute the majority of your list while public institutions in states outside of your residency will be in the minority.