The graduate school admissions process requires adequate time and commitment to choose potential schools and complete application materials and personal statements. Consult with academic advisors and mentors in your field, and call on us for assistance and information.
Career Services offers a variety of informational resources and feedback on your curriculum vitae (CV), and personal statement drafts. We can practice interviewing during our mock graduate school interviews. Call us for an appointment to complete one. You can practice a graduate school interview and you can email your video to Career Services and to any individual for their comments. You will need a computer with a web cam to do so. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment to use ours, if needed.
Peterson's Guide for Graduate & Professional Schools
This five-volume set lists and describes graduate programs for all areas of study and gives information on each school's acceptance rates, costs, assistantships, faculty research, and class composition. General graduate school information, according to program and location, is available on Peterson's website.
Test Preparation Resources
- ETS offers free tools, and books and software for purchase to help you prepare for the GRE.
- Kaplan offers a number of resources: practice tests, quiz banks, practice packs and test prep courses for a variety of entrance exams.
- Princeton Review offers test prep courses and a free sample test.
- Gradsource offers articles on planning for grad school and a search tool with more than 1000 schools by name and geographic location.
- GRE prep books published by Princeton Review are available to purchase.
- Varsity Tutors lets you test your knowledge, improve your scores and leverage their free testing system.
Graduate & Professional School National Test Dates
The AHPAT is often necessary for studying such diverse fields as art therapy, chiropractic, physical therapy, social work and speech pathology, among others. Check with the institutions to which you plan to apply for specific guidelines and requirements.
The Psychological Corporation
Computer-administered tests available yearlong.
American Dental Association - Department of Testing Services
Computerized tests available at computer test centers year-round.
Register online, or by phone, mail, or fax.
For additional information including dates and test sites contact:
Address: Pearson VUE Attn: GMAT Program
PO Box 581907, Minneapolis, MN 55458
Phone: 800-717-GMAT (4628) or 952-681-3680
Visit the GMAT Website
General Test given at computer-based test centers, year-round, six days a week (seven days at some centers). Paper-based General Tests are offered only in areas where a computer-based test center is unavailable.
For additional information contact:
Address: Educational Testing Service-GRE
PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541
Phone: 866-473-4373, 609-771-7670
Visit the GRE Website
Application deadline: approximately 30-40 days prior to test date.
Address: Law School Admission Council
662 Penn Street, Newtown, PA 18940 215-968-1001
Visit the LSAT Website
The Multistate Bar Examination
The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) is administered by participating jurisdictions on the last Wednesday in February and the last Wednesday in July of each year.
Visit Miller Analogies for list of test centers, test dates, etc., or contact:
Address: Pearson MAT Customer Relations
19500 Bulverde Rd., San Antonio, TX 78259
Phone: 800-622-3231 or210-339-8710
Test dates may be scheduled any day Monday through Friday.
The School Leadership Series, The School Leaders Licensure Assessment and the School Superintendent Assessment are a set of performance-based assessments for the licensure and professional development of school superintendents, principals, and other school leaders.
- School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA)
- School Superintendent Assessment (SSA)
Veterinary Admission Tests (VCAT) Students interested in attending veterinary school should check with their prospective institutions for test requirements. The VCAT is not always a prerequisite. Some schools prefer the GRE or MCAT.
The Psychological Corporation
The Foreign Service Written Exam is the first step toward a career in diplomacy. The exam measures a candidate's knowledge and understanding of a range of subjects determined by a job analysis to be important to perform the tasks required of a Foreign Service officer.
Internet-based Testing (iBT): The new TOEFL test will be delivered via the Internet. Internet-based testing (iBT) allows ETS to capture speech and score responses in a standardized and fair manner. It will also make it possible to greatly expand test center access.
A complete schedule of test dates can be viewed on the TOEFL website. Tests are given almost every weekend.
Address: TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541, USA
Phone: 877-863-3546, 609-771-7100, TTY: 609-771-7714
Visit the TOEFL Website