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How To Prepare For Graduate School

Graduate School Planning Checklist

  • Research schools and programs of study
  • Research financial aid (public and private sources)
  • Check with your employee benefits department to see if they offer tuition assistance (working adults)
  • Talk to students and faculty at the schools you are interested in
  • Check application dates
  • Contact financial aid office at the school you want to attend (check deadlines, some are far in advance)
  • Contact test preparation services, courses, dates
  • Check GRE, GMAT, LSAT or other appropriate bulletins for test dates/application and TOEFL foreign students
  • Complete the application forms
  • Begin working on your essays
  • Schedule an interview (if applicable)
  • Prepare a summary of work experience (if applicable)
  • Send for transcripts from your undergraduate institution
  • Call people/ work contacts for letters of reference
  • Prepare a statement of financial resources (if necessary)
  • Be sure you’ve completed all the requirements/documents and include application fee when sending your application


Accepted - Accepted is a personal statement site that provides writing tips and samples for graduate and professional schools.

AMCAS - Provides detailed information on the medical school admissions process. Also includes information and application forms for the American Medical College Application Service, AMCAS and the new AMCAS-E software program.

Fastweb – Fastweb is a searchable database of more than 275,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.

Finaid – Finaid contains a comprehensive listing of financial aide resources. - is an online resource for graduate school and graduate program information!

Graduate School Guide - Graduate School Guide is a convenient reference tool for college students to quickly locate schools offering the programs they want.

MBA.Com Provides information on the benefits of obtaining an MBA degree. - Offers the latest advice on how to apply to graduate school successfully in the arts and sciences and includes regularly updated articles on the application process, interviews with graduate program directors and more tips straight from the experts. - Provides free GRE practice tests, tutorials, hundreds of practice questions, and a vocabulary tutor complete with thousands of words, all at no cost. - Provides information and resources to prospective graduate students. Also, there is a wealth of information on the Internet about continuing your education and going back to school for another degree.

Petersons Education Center - Contains profiles of national and international graduate programs.

Princeton Review's - The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of their educational careers. is a scholarship search service and financial aid information resource. Students are connected with tools to aid in researching and finding financial aid for college. Also, it allows students to search 2.7 million college scholarships and grants worth over $19 billion and quickly arrive at a list of awards for which they qualify.

The Graduate School at Rowan University - The Graduate School at Rowan University is comprised of 25 master’s degree programs, an Educational Specialist program in School Psychology, a doctoral (Ed.D.) program in Educational Leadership, and several certificate programs. The programs are housed in all six academic colleges of the university. Graduate School Programs

US News and Reports Ranking of Graduate Schools - U.S. News's rankings allow you to narrow your school search by location, tuition, size, and test scores. Also, find the best schools in specialties such as higher education administration or education policy.

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