Graduate School

Graduate School Application & Selection Process

Click here to view our Applying to Graduate School handoutdocument, which includes information on:

  • Grad school application timeline
  • Choosing a graduate school
  • The application process and materials
  • Reference Letters
  • Interviewing
  • Financing your graduate education
  • List of print and website resources

Diversity Statements:
Some applications now require a diversity statement, in addition to your statement of purpose. This guidelink provides information on how to begin a diversity statement.

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  • As you prepare for graduate school, a great way to gain experience is to perform research. Find opportunities at herelink.
Graduate School Exams and Fees

Educational Testing Services has information on the GRE, GMAT and LSAT. Graduate Record Exam is home to the GRE test. Take a practice exam. Preparation resources to study for the new GRE test may be found on the Kaplan


GRE Fee Reductionlink
ETS offers a limited number of GRE Fee Reduction Certificates on a first-come, first-served basis that are available for college seniors and unenrolled college graduates who meet eligibility requirements. A Fee Reduction Certificate may be used for one GRE® revised General Test and/or one GRE® Subject Test. Individuals meeting the eligibility requirements will be required to pay 50 percent of the full test fee. 

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien who is a college senior or an unenrolled college graduate. 

College seniors must be: 

  • receiving financial aid through an undergraduate college in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico, and 
  • a dependent, who has an Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) that shows a parental contribution of not more than $1,500 for the senior year, or 
  • self-supporting and have an ISIR that shows a contribution of not more than $1,900 for the senior year 

Unenrolled college graduates must: 

  • have applied for financial aid, and 
  • have an ISIR that indicates self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $1,900 

To apply for a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate: 

  • Contact the financial aid office at your undergraduate institution or prospective graduate institution to see whether you qualify. 
  • Once your eligibility is established, the financial aid office will issue you a Fee Reduction Certificate and a copy of your ISIR. 
  • Follow the instructions on the certificate. Allow up to three weeks for processing and mail delivery.

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