Graduate school admissions processes vary considerably, depending on the field of choice and the prestige of the school in which you are applying. Check school websites for specific entrance requirements and processes. General information is provided below.
Many graduate schools require a writing sample or entrance essay on a directed topic.
This essay is your opportunity to stand out from the rest of the applicants, in front of admissions committees.
Careful attention should be given to the ethical guidelines of entrance essays. Under no circumstances should you have someone write the essay for you. Consult the following resources for assistance as you create an essay that puts you at the top:
Funding and costs are dependent upon school of choice and area of study. Consult an Admissions Counselor or find information on a school's website regarding application costs. Many graduate schools require the submission of a Graduate and Professional School Financial Aid Service Form for application.
Complete and mail the FAFSA the spring prior to beginning graduate school.