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Graduate School Application & Selection Process

Click here to view our Applying to Graduate School handout, 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 guide provides information on how to begin a diversity statement.

Search for Programs

UW-River Falls Graduate Studies Programs - View over 15 programs offered to obtain a Masters Degree and Graduate Certificate.

Resources for Searching Additional Programs and Institutions:

The Princeton Review
Accredited Online MBA Guide

Online Master's Degrees

Perform Research

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

Many graduate schools require applicants to take exams as part of the application process.  Common exams are the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT.

Visit the UWRF Test Prep website for information regarding upcoming strategy workshops and preparation courses.  Alumni and students receive a discount on course rates.

GRE Fee Reduction
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.

GRE Test: Additional Resources

Kaplan Practice Tests and Courses

About the GRE

Your Guide to Taking the GRE

How to Prepare for the GRE Exam

Magoosh Online GRE Study Program


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