The Career Services staff is available with resources to assist you in choosing a graduate school, as well as offering practice exams and other preparations. Please stop by, call or e-mail to set up an appointment!
Things to Think About When Deciding on a Graduate School
Questions to Consider When Deciding if Graduate School is Right for You
The Peterson's Guide - For researching graduate schools
GradSource - Search for grad schools based on location, program or name
Princeton Review - General and specific information for searching and choosing graduate schools
Graduate Guide - Search by major or location
Information and registration for GRE, PRAXIS and other exams
Information and registration for LSAT exam (law school)
Information and registration for MCAT exam (medical school)
Information and registration for PCAT exam (pharmacy school)
Information and registration for OAT exam (optometry school)
Information and registration for GMAT exam (business school)
Information and registration for DAT exam (dental school)
Information and registration for VCAT exam (some veterinary schools)
Information and registration for NCLEX exam (nursing)
Princeton Review - Additional information and resources for graduate entrance exams
Kaplan Test Prep - Resources and information for most graduate school entrance exams
Free Online Essay Writing Course - Some pointers to get you started
US News - Latest rankings for Graduate Schools in business, medicine, law, education, and many others
Association of American Medical Colleges: Medical Schools - Provides information on medical schools, and links to other relevant and useful resources.
Graduate Student Aid - Gives information on various types of aid available
Federal Student Aid - Another source of information and resources for federal student aid FinAid - Gives information on scholarships, loans, savings plans, military aid etc. along with application information.
School catalogues will give you some idea of the backgrounds of the full-time faculty--where they went to school, any specialties, accomplishments, and the like. It may help you to know that some of the faculty have interests similar to your own.
If possible, it's a good idea to select a graduate school where you will be challenged by your classmates. Try to select a school where your graduate admission test and GPA will not be significantly different from those of your fellow students. Also, if you can, try to visit the campus and ask students questions about the graduate opportunities.
For many students, a major factor in choosing a graduate school is location. Adjusting to graduate school and the general attitudes is difficult enough without the additional hardship of "culture shock." Ask yourself if you are already predisposed to a certain life-style or if you are ready for a change in your environment.
One of the tests of a good graduate school is the type of services provided in assisting students with their job search needs. Here are some questions to ask about placement:
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