Are you considering attending graduate school? The following resources can help as you choose which graduate school is the best fit for your educational and career goals.
Choosing a Graduate School
The following sites offer information about graduate schools and their programs to help you identify the best program and school for you.
- Peterson’s Guides
- The Princeton Review
- National Association of Graduate Professional Students
- The Council of Graduate Schools
- APU’s Chapter of the Pew Society
Applying for Graduate School
If you plan to attend graduate school, you must take action early. Deadlines for admission and financial aid at many graduate institutions and for most national fellowships occur during the fall semester of the previous year.
Applying to graduate school is similar to applying to a university for undergraduate study. The main difference between the two application processes is the focus on the statement of purpose and letters of recommendation. For graduate school, your statement of purpose will focus on your readiness and interest in a specific field of study. Additionally, your entrance test scores (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc.) and your grade point average from your undergraduate studies are important deciding factors.
The Application Package:
- Application Form
- Statement of Purpose/Entrance Essay
- Application Fees
- Letters of Recommendation
- Standardized Test Scores
For details about the application package, download our Applying to Graduate School (PDF)