Step 1: Searching

Knowing what, when and where to search will be advantageous towards acceptance.

Searching for a Graduate School

  • Begin your search early
  • Start with online search engines such as Graduate Schools.com and The Princeton Review
  • If you are wanting to live in a specific area, contact and visit colleges/universities in that area

Narrow the Possibilities

  • Call the admissions counselor to ask questions that are important to you (housing, location of university, safety, etc.)
  • Contact the department to ask program specific questions
  • Exclude programs from your list that do not offer what you are looking for or do not meet your expectations
  • Visit each campus on your new list (and remove any from the list that do not meet your expectations)
  • Apply to universities still on your list (you should apply to more than one program to increase your likelihood of admission to a program)