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Graduate School: Where to Go for Help

The following is a list of resources available as you negotiate the application process:

Departmental Faculty

The faculty in your department are a wonderful resource when deciding where to go to graduate school. They will have suggestions on the best programs in your field as well as general experiences in graduate school. Remember that they were once in your position.

Career Development Office

The Career Development Office, 219 Bayer Learning Center, has copies of Peterson's Guide and files on many graduate programs. You can also make an appointment with Lisa Wright to discuss your school choices or go over personal statements and other application requirements. Call 396-4172 for an appointment. The graduate files are available any time the office is open.

Helpful Web Sites

Peterson's Guide
The Education and Career Center. Organized descriptions of each university, as well as, departmental programs. Entries can be searched by area of interest, location, and many other options. Peterson's is considered the authority on choosing schools.

U.S. News Online
Good graduate school rankings for each area of study. Rankings are updated annually.

NextWave
A good resource for information about graduate students. Also provides good lists of career possibilities. They expect to have an area about applying to graduate school very soon.

College Board Online
This site has a college search where students can easily locate applications and cost charts. This site is more efficient than searching individual university sites.

College and University Home Pages
Provides an alphabetic list of all colleges and universities with links to their home pages. This is the best place to look for a university home page.

National Academy of Sciences
This site has many fellowship listings, which include outlines and application forms. If you need to locate outside funding, you will want to look here.

Kaplan Online
Great information on GRE preparation and the application process for graduate school.