Services for Students

Career Related Experience

Graduate/Professional School

Graduate School Guide

Online Resources
Peterson’s Guides to Colleges and Universities
U.S. News Grad Schools
Graduate Schools Search Guide
Graduate Guide

Professional School Resources
Health Professions


  • Prominence and/or accreditation of the program
  • Flexibility of the curriculum and departmental courses and offerings
  • Theoretical or pragmatic approach to the subject matter
  • Current research, Specialty areas, and professional involvement of the faculty
  • Application requirements and required background and credentials of students
  • Availability of career services and academic support services
  • Career/employment success of graduates
  • Financial aid opportunities, cost, and residency requirements
  • Size, geographic location, type and availability of housing, and community environment

Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exams
Most graduate schools require that you take an exam and submit the results with your application. Which test you will need is dependent upon the degree area you plan on pursuing. Those students going on to law school will need to take the LSAT, those headed to medical school will take the MCAT, dental school, the DAT, more business-oriented schooling will require that you take the GMAT, and most other fields require the GRE. Some will also require GRE subject tests. You will find explanations and examples of the types of questions and, in some cases, a practice test on the Internet. Career Services has information on Kaplan test preparation courses. It is usually a good idea to register and take these tests early so that you may retake them for a better score if necessary (although you should be as prepared as possible for the first test).

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Dental Admission Test (DAT)

Test Preparation

Crushing the GRE
Kaplan Test Preparation
Princeton Review

Writing Your Graduate School Application Essay
Quintessential Careers-Tips for brainstorming and writing your essay

Financing Graduate/Professional School
Petersons: Paying for School
Scholarship Search—CollegeNet



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