Identify the target program(s) that interest you, and to which you have good probability of acceptance. We recommend talking with your faculty advisor and with Career Center staff to identify schools that suit your interests and career goals.
Contact these universities’ Graduate Admissions office (usually found off their main Admissions webpage, or you can search the term on their sites) and ask for a program brochure.
Study the brochures and identify what they require for admissions. Many universities require a resume, a personal statement/essay, testing scores (GRE, MAT or other), and transcripts; some also require letters of recommendation.
Get your timeline figured out. When do you need to take your entrance tests? What’s your deadline to register to take these?
For GRE, go to www.ets.org
For MAT, go to www.milleranalogies.com
For MCAT, go to https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/
For LSAT, go to www.lsac.org
For GMAT, go to www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT
Get your paperwork pulled together. Write a resume (have the Career Center check it over); write your personal statement (help is here); fill out the school’s application form; ask your faculty to write letters of recommendation for you, get copies of your transcripts.
Start the process for financing the graduate degree. Contact the program’s financial aid office and ask about grants, assistantships and other forms of financial help.
Be prepared to interview. Some programs have enrollment limits and they are selective about who they admit. The Career Center can help you prepare for this through our mock interview service.