Graduate School Resources

If graduate school is your next step after your undergraduate degree, there are some important points to be aware of:

-Begin your research early!  Students can begin exploring as early as their freshman year to know how to create a competitive academic portfolio for graduate school.  Based on your areas of interest, it is important to foster strong relationships with your professors who will be instrumental in your application process, including securing letters of recommendation.  There are many useful resources such as Peterson’s, an online tool to explore the right graduate school for you.

-Seek Advice:  Speak with your professors in your department or discipline of interest about your interest areas or graduate programs.  The Career Center is also a useful resource in obtaining information about the process of graduate school.  The Career Center can also assist in reviewing your personal statement.

-Study for your standardized test:  There are various resources to help you prepare for whichever standardized test may be required for your area of interest (e.g. GRE, LSAT, MCAT) that range in cost from $25 to $2,000.  Take a practice test to gage where you need to concentrate your study time.