Graduate School Information
Thinking of Graduate School? Deciding to further your studies is an important career and academic decision. The graduation application process involves a carefully constructed and organized plan (or to-do list), which includes identifying programs, following a detailed schedule for submission of all required paperwork and, in most instances, taking graduate examinations (i.e., GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT).
- Start EARLY -- in the fall of your junior year
- Discuss career and graduate school options with your professors, faculty advisor, workplace supervisor and Career Planning Center
- Research graduate and professional programs on-line, call and inquire about available fellowships or assistantships; attend open house programs
- Complete an internship experience (2 recommended)
- Talk to admission representatives, department chairs and students at institutions of interest
- Select and apply to a final list of at least 3-6 schools
- Utilize Career Planning Center library ~ how-to books on writing graduate school essays, etc
- Prepare for and take any required graduate examinations
- When requesting letters of recommendation, allow 3-4 weeks time for completion.
- Avoid last minute requests.
- Update resume