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Graduate School Preparation
Transcript of Graduate School Preparation
Considerations 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Grad School 101 cont... Know your standardized test! Funding for Grad School Graduate Assistantships Grad School 101 Myths and Facts about grad school and the application process... Application Tips! Research experience is some of the best preparation and gives you an edge in the admission process! Grad School Costs What are the numbers? Take Home Advice Graduate school gives you a unique opportunity to specifically explore your passion, while expanding on the foundation you built for yourself during undergrad. Networking
"Direct funding and travel grants should always be provided for graduate student research, training and/or conference participation.''
-ACPA Foundation Graduate School:
The Transitions and Considerations The Application: Key Advice! 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c About Me UNCW Higher Ed. Grad Student Vice President of Ed. Leadership Grad Student Association UNCW Diversity Council Member More autonomy, less structure Questions? NASPA Member Myth Fact My undergraduate academic record isn't good enough, and I might not get accepted because of that. Graduate School isn't worth going to unless I get into a top-ranked school or program. Graduate school means you have to put your life on hold. Graduate school is not for everyone directly after graduation and requires serious commitment. Mostly all graduate schools have funding available to support graduate students. Essay Interviews Graduate education includes a wealth of flexible programs. Know your degree & program! Sources Mention/explain any rough areas. Even if an application does not have a word limit, keep it as brief & clear as possible. Application Use professional language and avoid cliches. Be ready to answer hard questions about any flaws in your application. Remember that you are interviewing the school as much as they are interviewing you. Ask many questions and get as much information as possible! Fellowships Part-time Employment Student Loans Teaching Research Administrative Residential Local National Graduate Dissertation Postdoctoral You will not pay until 6 months after finished. Former Admissions Counselor Make your goals and interests as clear as possible. Fit is VERY important! Mention specific faculty. Especially if you're applying to a program that involves working with a specific faculty member. Remember the simple things when it comes to the application process. Remember to proofread carefully, be 100% original, and be sure to give off the right vibe in your entire application. Do your research! If you mention specific information, it will highlight that you took the time to find out about it. How graduate school is different than undergrad Important deadlines and required experiences are your responsibility! There is much less guidance. Less time in class: more time with academic and professional activities/events. Smaller classes with more rigorous evaluation of work. Time management is key! Especially with classes once or twice a week (or online). Are you ready? Join professional organizations in your field! This is a great way to expand your network. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT):
Offered many times throughout the year.
For primarily biological and physical sciences.
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Administered only four times every year.
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Generally needed for business school admissions.
Typically offered every weekday throughout the year.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Often used for general graduate school admissions. (Similar to SAT format)
Offered most days/weeks throughout the year in various locations.
The Dental Admission Test (DAT)
Offered at various sites around the country on almost any day of the year. Social Media Management Look at your profile page from the perspective of a graduate school admissions representative. Research your graduate school program through social media. Erasing your entire profile does not guarantee anonymity. Never put anything up on a social media site you would not want your prospective faculty, employers, and peers to see. Provide experience, research, and training info if you do have social media profiles/pages. Your focus will be on your research intensely and independently unlike undergrad where you are told specifically what to study/read. You will be expected to understand your field! www.acpafoundation.org www.myacpa.org www.usnews.com//education/graduate-schools Various in-person interviews with UNCW Faculty, staff, and administration! Jeremy Brown Masters degree
[i.e. M.Ed] (about 1-3 years)
[i.e. JD] (about 3-4 years)
[i.e. MD - Med school (4), residency training (3-5), etc....] (about 8 years)
[i.e Ph.D] (4-8 years)
[i.e Usually a MFA degree] (the highest academic degree in area) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org