Should I list a paper that is still in process when applying to programs?
By - very_confusion_still
I've seen it on academic CVs before. Something amount "manuscripts in preparation".
Yes, definitely! Just tack on “Under Review” at the end and you should be all good.
The advice I've been given on this topic is to only include the paper in the publications section of your CV if it's been submitted to a journal. While you could do the "in prep" thing that another commenter suggested, I have been told to avoid this in the event that someone asks me for a copy of the paper. If it's still a draft, I wouldn't necessarily want that to be shared, but a paper that's been submitted would be polished enough to share with someone.
What I usually do is have a "research experience" section on my CV where I list research projects I've worked on. In that section, you could list your project there and indicate the "manuscript in prep" there if you're really set on mentioning that.