Graduate School Preparation
Graduate school is a huge investment of your time and money. The key is to know what you want to get out of your education before you make that investment. To consider if graduate school is right for you, this decision should be approached from two directions: First, you have to look inward and analyze your personal strengths, weaknesses, situations, and goals. Second, you need to research to find graduate programs that suit you and will help you achieve your goals.
The links below will provide resources to guide you with this process.
- Guide To Graduate School
- Writing A Personal Statement
- USF Career Services Grad School Module (self-paced)
Graduate School Research Sites
Websites to help you select, prepare for and apply to graduate & professional school.
- The Princeton Review
Comprehensive site offering online search for a graduate school that meets your needs, practical consideration for graduate school, masters and doctoral degrees explained and more.
- Peterson’s Education Center
Information about colleges and universities, professional schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test prep and career exploration.
Information about graduate programs, financial aid, value of choosing an accredited school and distance learning programs.
The Student Information Section offers an excellent Graduate School Handbook; an on-line workshop for writing a graduate school application essay and tips for improving your chances for acceptance.
- Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Various resources and information to assist with researching a medical career and applying to medical schools.
- Law School Admissions Council
Information on a law degree, various law schools and applying to programs.
Graduate School Admission Tests & Test Prep
- Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
- General Test Prep Resources
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