Tools and Tips
For going to graduate school
We have put together a list of resources and checklists for current students interested in pursuing graduate studies after Unity College.
- Grade Record Exam (GRE) Information and Registration
- GRE Guide
- GRE Guide Practice Tests
- Graduate School Timeline (pdf)
- Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
- Miller Analogies Test
- Graduate Management Admissions Test
The following resources and support services are available able through the Career Resource Center.
- GRE, LSAT, MAT, GMAT Study Guides
- GRE Study Group Registration
- Additional resources on financing graduate school, composing entrance essays, etc.
Useful Graduate School Info Sites
- Kaplan Graduate Information on GRE’s along with a graduate program search
- Embark.com Grad school search, advice, financial aid information, and applications
- Scholarstuff.com Information on Financial aid resources, and test preparation resources
- Texas A&M Job Board Graduate assistantships and fellowships
Graduate School Considerations:
- Why do I want to go?
- Do I need a graduate or professional school degree to gain credentials for my chosen field?
- Do I really love my chosen field and want to learn more?
- What do I want to accomplish in my lifetime?
- What are my long and short term professional goals? Is graduate school necessary for me to achieve these goals?
- Do I have the skills and interest to succeed in a graduate program?
- Am I willing to meet the extensive demands of another academic program?
- Would other educational routes suit my goals better?
Tips that may help you:
- Start early! Begin searching for a school about 18 months in advance.
- Most graduate and professional schools require some form of entrance examination (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.).
- You will need letters of recommendation from professors or work supervisors.
- Many graduate and professional programs accept applications year-round, whereas others have very specific deadlines.
- You may have to have a personal interview before you are admitted to a program.
- Many financial aid application deadlines are in January.
- Many programs are available to help finance graduate degrees, ask about assistantship opportunities.
- Consult faculty, alumni, or professionals in your field who are in your field of interest.
- Use the online graduate school databases to do searches for programs that interest you.
- Contact faculty at your schools of interest. Work with the Career Resource Center staff or college faculty to ensure the highest level of professionalism.