Graduate School - Helpful Resources

http://www.gradschools.com- This site bills itself as “the most comprehensive online source of graduate school information,” and they’re not far off. Here, you can search for programs by subject or school, find information about all the standard entrance exams, and get information about financial aid and fellowships. It’s a great place to start the research process.

http://www.princetonreview.com/grad/- This site contains many very useful articles and tools to help you research and evaluate programs, and explore the differences between college and grad school. There’s also test prep info (including sample tests), on-line applications for many schools, and personal statement help. There is also a significant amount of financial aid and financial planning information. This is one of the more comprehensive sites around.

http://www.justcolleges.com/grad/- This is another great, comprehensive site that includes everything from evaluating programs, to help with writing personal statements and asking for recommendations. There is such a wide range of info at this site-- it’s worth a look.

http://www.gradview.com- This site is made up of brief articles on topics related to graduate school, including whether or not to attend, how to choose a program, and perspectives about being a graduate student. There is also a good amount of information about financial aid and money management.

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/grhome.htm- Along with the standard rankings, this site also provides useful tips on evaluating programs and schools, and information about financing your education.

http://www.graduateguide.com/- This is another useful site for finding programs and their entrance requirements. It also has articles about admissions tests, accreditation, and useful questions to ask admissions offices. It isn’t the most comprehensive site, but still useful.

http://www.petersons.com/graduate-schools.aspx - This site has links about selecting, applying to, and paying for graduate school.

http://graduate-school.phds.org/- Graduate school rankings using the latest National Research Council data. Rank and search 19,079 programs at 2,240 US universities based on your priorities.  Our unique information comes from the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, and the National Center for Education Statistics

http://www.quintcareers.com/grad_degree_jobs.html- Jobs for Job-Seekers with Graduate Degrees.  Here is a collection of the best career and job resources for job-seekers with graduate degrees.  If you're wondering about the types of jobs and career opportunities available to you with a graduate degree, then check out this section of Quintessential Careers.

http://www.ets.org/gre- The Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE).  Many students planning to attend graduate school take both the General and Subject GRE tests.  The General Test measures verbal, quantitative (mathematical), and analytical writing skills. It is offered throughout the year at specially equipped testing centers (some on college campuses). The test lasts for approximately 3 hours.  The Subject Tests measure knowledge in specific subject areas. A student usually takes a Subject Test related to his or her undergraduate major. Subject Tests are offered very few times a year, usually at colleges, and usually take 3 and ½ hours to complete.

http://www.lsac.org/- The Law School Admission Test (LSAT).  The LSAT is required by nearly all law schools approved by the American Bar Association. The test is offered four times a year, usually at hundreds of locations around the world. The LSAT measures aptitude rather than knowledge; it is designed to indicate a student’s readiness for success in law school. The test consists of a reading comprehension section, an analytical reasoning section, a logical reasoning section, and an unscored section (commonly known as the variable section, which is used to test new questions or new test forms). A 35-minute writing sample section is administered at the end of the test. Your writing sample is not scored, but copies of it are sent to all law schools to which you apply. The LSAT takes half a day to complete.

https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/- The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®).  The MCAT is primarily a multiple-choice exam that tests knowledge of science as well as skills (such as problem solving and critical thinking) desirable for success in the medical profession. The test is made up of four sections: Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Writing. The Writing Sample section requires the student to write essay responses to questions. The test is given at various times throughout the year at hundreds of test centers around the United States. The student should expect to spend over five hours at the testing center; short breaks throughout the session are included. Students must register for the test online.

http://www.mba.com/- The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT®).  The GMAT is taken by students planning to apply to graduate management programs (such as an MBA program). The three-section test measures skills—verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing—rather than knowledge. Actual testing takes approximately 4 hours; additionally, short breaks are offered between sections. The test is given at centers across the country; each center has its own schedule.

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