Here is the list of items that you have to send to unversities while applying for Graduate programs.

  • Letters of Recommendation (3 or 2 depending on university)
  • Statement Of Purpose
  • Application (if offline. Send print out if it is online. Depends on university)
  • Degree Transcripts (all degrees from college. B.S or B-tech , B.E etc)  sealed and attested properly
  • Official Gre Score Reports (sent by ETS)
  • Official TOEFL Score Reports (sent by ETS)
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae or Resume`)
  • Photo copies of GRE & TOEFL Score Reports (Till the official ones reaches, they will consider these).
  • Application for Graduate Student Assistantship (if there is one for ur university)
  • Financial Affidavit form (for international students)
  • Other Related documents (Photo copies only. These documents like awards, published papers, training certificates, etc..)
  • Photo copy of you passport (if necessary)
Read the application instructions carefully. All universities give clear information on what documents need to be sent to them. Don't send any unnecessary documents which piss them off and waste their time. Don't send them mark sheet of your 10th class or 12th.
Most of the universities provides a checklist of items to be sent. So get a printout and use it. Even if any one of the items is missing your application will be incomplete and you will be in trouble. Double check every paper or document you are sending .