making the decision to go to graduate or professional school can be a daunting one. when thinking about continuing your education, it is important that you examine not only the school or program you are interested in attending, but also how this will affect you personally. some of the factors to consider are, how will this benefit my career and future plans, what are the costs associated with attending graduate school, am i prepared to take on this challenge, and what are the steps i need to take to get there.
the career center can help you examine these factors and prepare you for the next steps. we can help you build a strategy that analyzes the program of study, the school, costs and financial aid, graduate testing, applications, personal statements, recommendation letters and more.
make an appointment with a counselor to discuss putting together a strategy for graduate school success.career center appointment request form
when preparing for graduate school, it is important to get started as soon as possible to ensure the earliest admission. do as much research as possible to find the school that’s right for you, and remember that if you get into the school of your dreams and feel as if you need a year off, you may be able to request a delayed entrance.the timeline below from peterson’s graduate and professional programs suggests the following year-by-year strategy:
there are many great resources for graduate school research—check out our web resources.get more resources
there are many great resources for graduate school research – check out these categories: