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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 me?
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 - Jane Hey
Engineering    - Randy Blessing
General and Subject Tests   -  Career Services
Law School or LSAT  -  Lillian Lopez
Medical Technology  -  Shirley Bruce
MBA School or GMAT   -  Business Administration Dept

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, Lewis Hall.



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