I am thinking
about graduate school. Where and when do I start?
Students considering graduate schools in their major should first talk with
their advisor or department chair. Pre-professional students should start to
plan in their freshman year; others should begin early in their junior year.
Where can I find out which schools offer degrees in my
area of interest? How can I decide which program is best for
Application cards and addresses are sometimes posted on departmental bulletin
boards, or may be obtained from the schools themselves. Addresses and general
indexes of graduate schools with brief descriptions of programs are available
in Career Services or from the Reference Librarian. Write to each school that
interests you, and apply to at least a half dozen.
Where do I find applications for graduate admissions
tests, or information about law school or a medical school? Which
courses should I take to prepare?
Chiropractic, Medical School, Physician's Assistant, MCAT -
Engineering - Randy Blessing
GRE General and Subject Tests - Career Services
Law School or LSAT - Lillian Lopez
Medical Technology - Shirley Bruce
MBA School or GMAT - Business Administration
Pharmacy, Dental Medicine,
or DAT - Larry Martin
Veterinary Medicine - Jim Stroh
How can I do my best on these graduate school tests?
Contact Stacie Hays at 5254 to plan strategies or schedule a practice test.
Since a test measures (1) how much you know and (2) how well you take that
specific kind of a test, advanced preparation often yields higher scores.
What are the test dates? How far ahead do I need to register?
Test dates are listed in the application books. Registration
is at least one month in advance of the test, and it often takes
six weeks for the tests to
be scored and reported, so plan ahead! Scholarships are often awarded in January.
How will I pay for graduate school?
Many sources of funding are available, including fellowships,
tuition waivers, and research assistantships. Talk
to your advisor, department chair, or the people listed above
for more details. Each time you write a graduate
school, ask what is available.
Career Services also has some graduate
school bulletins and information about graduate school recruiters.
Contact them at 274-5254, or stop by Student Services, 2nd floor,