Graduate School

Students considering graduate level education should review the following timeline. Researching and applying to graduate school is a lengthy process, so start early.

Spring semester of Junior year:

  • Begin to compile a list of the colleges or universities that offer the program you are interested in.
  • Talk to faculty, alumni, friends, family, etc.
  • Meet with a counselor in the Career Development Center.

Summer before Senior year:

Fall semester of Senior year:

  • Meet with a counselor in the Career Development Center.
  • Finalize your list of schools.
  • Register and study for admissions exams: GRE, GMAT, MCAT, etc.
  • Take the exam (usually in October)
  • Near the end of the semester, ask professors and/or employers to write letters of recommendation. Give each person a resume and transcripts for them to review prior to writing the recommendation. Allow 4-6 weeks for the recommendations to be completed.
  • Have someone proofread your application materials before you submit them