Plan Ahead to Apply to Graduate School
By Tara Kuther, Ph.D., About.com Guide
- 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?
Grad school isn’t right for everyone. Is it right for you?
- Is a Graduate Degree Right for You?
- Attend Grad School Now or Wait a Few Years?
- Is Graduate School Worth the Pricetag?
- Can You Work in Grad School?
- Should You Apply to Grad School as a Nontraditional Student?
- Over 65 and Considering Graduate School?
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
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: Applying to Medical School
- Timeline: Applying to Law School
- Top 5 Graduate Admissions Advice Books
- Graduate School Admissions 101: Parts of the Grad School Application
- What Do Graduate Schools Want?
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
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