Want to go to graduate school?

Here are some important things to know.

Grad School Admissions 101

Most graduate school program application deadlines are December-January the year before you plan to start.

What is a reasonable timeline?

  • Spring of junior year- research graduate programs and request information
  • Summer before senior year- study for the GRE, GMAT, or other required standardized test
  • Take the test at the end of the summer (this leaves time for a retake if necessary).
  • Make sure your scores are sent to the schools you are applying to

Early Fall Make sure to:

  • Work on required documents, such as personal statement
  • Request letters of recommendations

Late Fall (around November) make sure to:

  • Have all requirements prepared
  • Have a professor, career services, or another professional review your materials.
  • Submit your application before the application deadline

Start preparing for graduate school during your first semester!

Graduate schools have specific GPA requirements and you need to start building a strong GPA right away. Below are a list of resources to help prepare you for your next step:

Study Portals

Explore and compare thousands of masters programs from around the world. Find your perfect course to study abroad or online.


Graduate School Directory

Search for schools based on program, location or online. There are also links to many great resources to help you in your search.

Find a Grad School

How to Pay for Grad School – Q&A

Paying for graduate school has a lot of similarities as undergrad, but comes with its own unique options and challenges. Watch the video below to get answers to some frequently asked questions about scholarships, grants and graduate student loans.