Planning to Apply to Graduate School? Here's What You Can do Now
- Is Graduate School for You?
- Learning About Graduate Programs and Degrees
- Application Timeline and Components
- Get to Know Faculty and Get Research Experience
- Excel in College to Prepare for Graduate Admissions
Is Graduate School for You?
Graduate school is not for everyone. How do you decide whether to apply to grad school?
- Is a Graduate Degree Right for You?
- Should You Attend Grad School Right After College?
- Is Graduate School Worth the Expense?
- Do Graduate Students Work Outside Jobs?
- Should Nontraditional Students Apply to Grad School?
- Applying to Graduate School as an Older Adult
- Can I Switch Fields from Undergrad to Grad?
- Is Online Graduate Study for You?
Learning About Graduate Programs and Degrees
As you consider applying to graduate school recognize that you have many choices. You must choose a field, degree, and graduate program.
- What is the Difference Between a Master's Degree and a Doctoral Degree?
- What is Required to Earn a Master's Degree?
- How to Choose Graduate Programs
- How to Find Online Graduate Programs
- 12 Things to Know About a Graduate Program Before Applying
- How Grad School is Different
- Are Master's Programs Ranked?
Application Timeline and Components
Graduate school admissions is a systematic process with nonnegotiable deadlies. Be aware of the process, requirements, and deadlines well before you begin. what graduate programs look for in applicants.
- Grad School Application Timetable: What to Do When
- How to Prepare for Grad School as a College Junior
- Timeline for Applying to Medical School
- Timeline for Applying to Law School
- Graduate School Admissions 101: Parts of the Grad School Application
- Overview of the Graduate Admissions Essay
- What's the Role of GPA in Graduate School Admissions?
- All About Recommendation Letters
- What Do Graduate Schools Look for in Applicants?
Get to Know Faculty and Get Research Experience
Your professors will play an important role in whether you are admitted to graduate school. Grad admissions committees want students with research experience and who are able to work closely with faculty.
- Make a Good Impression on Professors
- Make Research Contacts with Faculty
- Research Experience: A Ticket to Graduate School
- Experiences That Make for Good Recommendation Letters
- Getting Started in Research: Your Research Journal
- Choose a Mentor
- What to do in Class to Make a Good Impression on Professors
Excel in College to Prepare for Graduate Admissions
Only the best college students are admitted to graduate school. Learn how to be the best.
- Seek Help from Professors
- Don't Let a Missed Class Spoil Your Semester
- Read Right to Demonstrate Your Competence
- Start Every Semester Right
- Follow Basic Advice for Graduate (and Undergrad) Students
- How to Take Notes from Your Reading