Thinking about Graduate School?
Your decision to attend graduate school should be based on:
- Career goals that correspond to an advanced degree
- A very strong interest in and passion for the academic discipline
- A desire for the types of careers within the field
- Self-awareness regarding your motivation and commitment
Aspects to consider:
- Tuition, financial aid, scholarships and assistantships
- Gaining work experience before graduate school
- Pursuing graduate school directly after undergraduate
- Quality of and variances in types of programs
Most all graduate schools require the following:
- Personal statement/essay
- Letters of recommendation
- Standardized test scores (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT)
- Some may require an interview
Graduate School Searches
Graduate Schools www.gradschools.com
Listings of graduate schools sorted by programs offered.
Search for graduate schools and review comprehensive information including program details, description of research facilities and more.
Graduate Guide www.graduateguide.com
Locate graduate schools “close to home” via a zip code search or a nationwide search by program.
Princeton Review www.princetonreview.com
Information on improving standardized test scores; search for graduate programs and review “at-a-glance” statistics, tuition information, and rankings.
U.S. News & World Report http://www.usnews.com/sections/education/index.html
Find a program based on this year’s rankings: America’s Best Graduate Schools!
Graduate Schools USA http://www.graduate-schools-usa.com/
A listing of graduate schools and programs sorted by state.
Graduate View http://www.gradview.com/
Explore careers and programs, financial aid information, test prep resources and more
International Graduate Schools http://international.gradschools.com/
Search for graduate schools around the world.
Employment & Career Training Directory http://www.citytowninfo.com/employment
Listings of graduate schools sorted by location and programs offered. Provides information on salary and job prospects by location.
Find Law http://stu.findlaw.com/
Excellent links to law school related sites including a comprehensive list of U.S. law schools.
*Adrian College offers a preparation course for the GRE, LSAT and MCAT
ETS - GRE Preparation http://www.takethegre.com/
Learning Express Library http://www.learningexpresslibrary.com
Free practice tests for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and GMAT. Instructions: Click on Learn-a-Test, select Graduate School Entrance Exams, create a username/password and begin!
Graduate Record Examination www.gre.org
Testing and registration information.
Law School Admissions Council www.lsac.org
Testing and registration info for the LSAT, Includes links to ABA approved law schools and a sample LSAT test.
Association of American Medical Colleges http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/
Information on the MCAT, applying to medical school, and listing of M.D. accredited medical schools.
Dental Admission Test http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx
Information on the DAT, dental schools, and more.
GRE Prep http://www.greprepinfo.com/
Free GRE practice questions and study tips.
Information on GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT and prep programs.
Educational Testing Service www.ets.org
A comprehensive resource and guide for all graduate school admissions exams.
Princeton Review http://www.princetonreview.com
Test preperation website.
The Statement of Purpose is the single most important part of your application that will tell the admissions committee who you are, what has influenced your career path so far, your professional interests and where you plan to go from here. This site will help you get started in developing your own Statement of Purpose.
The Owl at Purdue http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/642/01/
Helpful tips on writing your graduate school admission essay
Graduate Admissions Essays http://students.berkeley.edu/apa/personalstatements/
More tips on writing your essay for graduate school
Graduate School Interviews http://gradschool.about.com/od/interviews/a/interview.htm
Advice about the grad school interview.
Preparing for your medical school interview.
Graduate School Tips http://www.gradschooltips.com/
General tips on the entire graduate school process.