Tips for Graduate School

If you are planning on continuing your education after undergrad, the pressure can be unsettling. Between fulfilling the requirements, looking at the pros and cons, the location, there are are many factors that can make the process stressful. However, here are three tips that can help make the process smoother.

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Tip 1: Figure out what schools you want to go to.

Deciding on a graduate school can be challenging. Some great factors to look at are the costs, location, the success rate, and how their programs will benefit your future career. 

Tip 2: Figure out what tests are required.

Different graduate school programs require different standardized tests. Some common ones are the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT. Each school has a different GPA and test score requirement. Find out if your desired campus requires these tests for your major and what scores you need to achieve.

Tip 3: Start Early!

Graduate school is a rigorous level of education. The acceptance rate in graduate schools is much lower than undergrad programs because of the requirements. Do not be discouraged. Just start early! There are different deadlines that you have to meet to even be considered in a graduate school program. Complete your applications early so you don't have to worry about them later. Although the tests are pricey, you can take them more than once to achieve your desired score. Try to take your first attempt 4-6 months prior to the application so you have wiggle room.

 

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