Where to Begin
Making The Decision
Are you interested in attending graduate school but are unsure about the specific field or graduate program to select? Do you have defined career goals? Is graduate school required to meet those goals? If you need guidance with clarifying which career pathway to pursue; meet one-on-one with the career counselor at the University Counseling Center, peer career advisor at the University Career Center, or the career advisor at the C.L.A.S.S. Center (Career Corner). If you are uncertain about where to start or need help with connecting you to the appropriate Liberal Arts graduate director or graduate advisor, visit with me so that I can provide you with the contact information.
* Make a list of what you are looking for in a Liberal Arts graduate program and what you would like to pursue for your chosen career pathway
* Create a list of potential programs
* Attend Graduate School Expo's or Fairs
*Sample Questions to Ask Graduate School Recruiters
What courses/prerequisites should I take in order to be better prepared for the graduate program?
What is the GPA requirement for the program?
What graduate standardized test is required for the program?
What types of assistantships and financial aid are available?
* Research and compare options, then narrow your list
* Determine the program you plan to apply
* Know the deadlines
As you refine your own timeline, carefully examine each application for deadlines. They may vary significantly.
* Take standardized exams if required
* Apply (Graduate School)
Applying to Graduate School Timeline: PDF (PRINT ONLY)