Graduate & Professional School

Selecting a graduate program can be one of the most important decisions you make during your academic career.

A well thought-out graduation preparation and selection timeline can mean the difference in success and failure.

1) Follow these steps to begin:

  1. Research and Select Schools
  2. Take Standardized Tests
  3. Write Your Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  4. Assemble Portfolio
  5. Write Your Purpose/Personal Statement
  6. Request Letters of Recommendation
  7. Complete Application Forms
  8. Request Transcripts from Registrar
  9. Request Financial Aid
  10. Follow-up

2) What if you're not accepted by your top schools? Don’t lose heart!

Follow these 15 steps...

3) U.S. News Report on Best American Grad Schools.


4) Search Graduate Programs in United States and Canada.
Search graduate school programs in the United States and Canada. This site will help you find colleges and universities that offer accredited graduate programs that most interest you.

5) Are You Ready to Graduate?

6) Essay Writing:

This is a really great site if you are writing an essay to enter graduate school.
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7) Research Graduate Schools:

This is a wonderful resource for assistance with researching graduate schools.

8) Graduate School Comparison Tool.

Rank and search 19,079 programs at 2,240 US universities based on your priorities 

9) Get FREE GRE practice materials:

Practice tests, tutorials, hundreds of practice questions, and a vocabulary tutor complete with thousands of words, all at no cost to you.
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10) Additional Graduate and Professional School Resources

  • GradSchools
    Online resource to help discover and research countless accredited graduate level colleges and universities, across masters degree programs, PhD programs, and certificate programs.
    Online resource to help students and their families select a college, apply for admission, and plan to finance higher education.
    Graduate first stop: Crushing the GRE
    Information for researching graduate school programs and for obtaining applications. Also has links to school programs.