Graduate school admissions processes are considerably different, depending on the field of choice and the prestige of the school in which you are applying. General information is provided below to help with your personal research into the process of applying.
Entrance Exams/Tests Prep
GRE – Graduate Record Exam
LSAT – Law School Admission Test
MAT – Miller Analogy Test
MCAT – Medical College Admission Test
DAT – Dental Admission Test
VCAT – Veterinary College Admission Test
OCAT – Optometry College Admission Test
PCAT – Pharmacy College Admission Test
Creating an Entrance Essay
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:
Costs to Apply
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 graduate school.
General Application Timeline
1. Submit application one year prior to the start of the program.
2. Follow up to make sure all application materials have been received, approximately six months before intended start date.
3. Four to six weeks before deadline, confirm that your recommendations have been received.
4. Send thank you letters to all who have assisted you through the process.