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Graduate School

Need some help finding great graduate schools in your field of study? Need help preparing? We’ve sourced a variety of good resources to help you find the right program, write a strong application and prepare for entrance exams.


Graduate School Process & Timeline
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Writing the Application Essay

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute and Colgate University offer two guides to writing a strong essay.

Search for Programs

Peterson’s Graduate Planner - Search for Masters and PhD Programs Worldwide
U.S. News Graduate School Rankings - Includes graduate school rankings; search grad directory for admissions information; find information on over 230 careers; get career counseling.
Graduate Guide
Online Master's Degree Programs - Report on online programs available across a variety of fields; also includes link to E-Book designed to walk you step by step through the process of deciding if online schools are right for you, and if so, what school will best meet your needs.

Admissions Tests Information

GRE (Graduate Record Exam: General Test)
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test: Business & Management)
LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)

Note: Computer based versions of the GRE General Test, GMAT and TOEFL are available in Pittsford, (Sylvan Technologies). Please call (585) 385-4810null(585) 385-4810 to set up an appointment.

The tests are now also available at RIT

Test Preparation

Kaplan - The most well-known resource for test preparation (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT).
Knewton - Great resource for preparing for the GMAT.
Get Prepped - Prep course for the LSAT.
Test Prep Free Online Practice Tests - Unofficial source of practice questions and test information for the LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT and NCLEX.

Financial Aid Resources

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship - Intended to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to these students. Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2010. Application can be downloaded from web site.

Guaranteed Scholarships - Scholarships offered by individual colleges and universities to ALL students meeting the stated criteria. These "guaranteed" scholarships are not limited in number, and require no essay, no competition, no audition, no portfolio, and no interview. Any and all students meeting the stated criteria and application deadlines WILL receive them.

Scholarship and Fellowship Database - Provides links on the following categories: Scholarships and Fellowships; Scholarships Only; Fellowships Only; Study Abroad; Population-Specific Databases (Canadian Students, Minority Students, Female Students); and Field Specific Databases (Journalism, Computer Science, Nursing and Health Physics, Art); and Conferences and Field- Specific Aid.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - The Soros Fellowships for New Americans support 30 individuals a year for up to three years of graduate study anywhere in the U.S. The Fellowship provides $20,000 maintenance and half tuition. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents. The deadline is November 1, 2010.

Scholarship Directory for Master’s Programs - This directory of scholarships, sponsored by Master's Degree Online, can be filtered by criteria such as the enrollment level, GPA criteria, renewability flag, and sponsor state.

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