Going to Graduate School

Graduate school programs are an option for many students. Use these resources as you discover what graduate programs are available, and how to apply.  Start the process early to meet all of the deadlines.

Four Steps to Get into Grad School
  1. Deciding to go - Why do I want to go to graduate school?
  2. Choosing - Which graduate school is right for me?
  3. Credential Files - Get letters of recommendation from your faculty.  Three recommendations are usually sufficient.
  4. Applying - How do I get into graduate school?
Find Graduate Programs
Standardized Tests
Graduate School Funding
  • For federal assistance and loans, applicants may complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • The federal government offers the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for individuals who will pursue a full-time public service job.
  • The U.S. Dept of Education Office of Federal Student Aid provides resources to help you prepare and pay for school.
  • Remember to inquire about graduate  and/or teaching assistantships as well as fellowships offered by the programs to which you apply. These funding opportunities are most often school- specific and may involve teaching, research, or administrative work. Be sure to check with each institution about the application process and deadlines, which could involve applying to specific professors, departments, or offices.
  • For national fellowship opportunities, visit the Charles Center for more information.
  • Consider looking at Fastweb for scholarship ideas.