Graduate School

Graduate School Timeline:




ð       Define Career Goals and determine if graduate school is right for you

ð       Explore and Research Graduate Programs:

·        Peterson’s Guide                            


·        Graduate School Guide                 

(Catalogs available in Career Services Office)

·        US News and World Report, Best Graduate Schools   


ð       Visit Graduate School Websites to learn about:

·        Program requirements

·        Application deadlines

·        Identify potential “Letters of Recommendation” writers

·        Review your unofficial transcripts to check for any discrepancies

·        Begin drafting your Purpose Statement and/or Entrance Essay

·        Financial Aid options and additional opportunities such as:  Graduate Assistantships, Teacher Assistantships, Graduate/Research Fellowships, National Scholarships


ð       Identify Graduate Entrance Exams the programs to which you are applying require, and visit these sites to learn more about the exams, testing site/dates, and practice information:


·        GRE (Graduate Record Examination)                    

·        GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

·        LSAT (Law School Admission Test)                          

·        MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)               

·        DAT (Dental Admission Test)                                   

·        PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test)             

·        VMCAS (Veterinary Medical College Application Service)

·        MAT (Miller Analogies Test)                               

·        Praxis I (or PPST)                                                         

·        NBPTS (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards)

·        TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)/TSE (Test of Spoken English)   


ð       Take Graduate Admission Tests if you haven’t already

ð       Complete the final draft of your Purpose Statement

·        Make an appointment with Career Services staff to review

ð       Obtain Letters of Recommendation from distinguished faculty who can speak on your ability to meet the rigors of graduate level coursework

ð       Order Official Transcripts from the Registrar’s Office

ð       Complete Applications, make sure they are error-free, and later follow up to make sure your application materials/files are complete

ð       After receiving acceptance letter(s), Select graduate school, and send in Deposit

ð       Apply for Financial Aid

ð       Visit Prospective Campuses if able

ð       Write Thank You Notes to those who helped you/wrote letters on your behalf



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