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Applying to Graduate Schools

Compile a list of the 15-20 graduate schools that are of most interest to you. Contact each requesting a catalog, application forms and financial aid material. Each school sets its own requirements regarding application material, admission exams, deadlines, etc. It is imperative to check with each school to find out their specific requirements.

Plan ahead, deadlines may be well in advance of the term in which you wish to begin your studies. Very competitive programs may have deadlines as early as November or December of the previous year. In addition, some programs may allow you to enter at only one point during the academic year, typically the fall semester.

Below is a list of typical entrance exams. Registration material for these exams is available in Career Services. In addition, where possible, we have furnished links to web sites that provide additional information on these exams.

Dental Admission Testing Program
American Dental Association Dental Admission Test 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
GRE OnLine
Crushing the GRE
Kaplan Review - Graduate School and the GRE
Princeton Review - Graduate School and the GRE

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
Kaplan Review - GMAT and Business Schools
Princeton Review - GMAT and Business Schools
MBA - the Graduate Admissions Council
Grad School First Stop: GMAT Guide

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Law School Admission Council
Kaplan Review - Law School and the LSAT
Princeton Review - LSAT
Preparing for the LSAT

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
American Medical School Application Service
Kaplan Review - Medical School and the MCAT
Princeton Review - Medical Schools and the MCAT

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
1-800-622-3231 (Testing Service)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Additional Admission Requirements

Grade Point Average: A 3.0 GPA is required for acceptance to most graduate schools. If your GPA does not meet this standard, you should focus on enhancing other admission requirements such as your scores on the entrances exams and your personal statement.

Letters of Recommendation: Choose people that can comment positively on your skills and abilities related to the degree you wish to pursue. Possible choices could include professors and past/current employers.

Personal Statement: To be effective a personal statement should explain your reasons for pursuing this degree. How will it help you attain the goals that you have set for yourself?