Further Education

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Get Started

Decide if Graduate School is Right for You


Identify Graduate Programs & Schools

Research Programs

Attend the Graduate and Professional School Week

Follow Application Procedures

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Take Entrance Exams

GRE www.ets.org/gre
GMAT www.gmac.com
LSAT www.lsac.org
Pre-Law Office in 101 Grange Building
MCAT www.aamc.org/students
Pre-Medical Office in the East Wing of Ritenour
MAT (Miller Analogies Test) www.milleranalogies.com
DAT (Dental Admissions Test) http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx
TOEFL www.ets.org/toefl/
Others Contact Career Services


Test Preparation Courses

Career Services offers several courses to help students prepare for graduate admissions tests.
Questions? careerworkshops@psu.edu

GRE Prep Course

  • This is a complete preparation course for the Revised Graduate Record Exam (GRE).  You will receive 14 hours of expert classroom instruction and extensive handouts.  Only real GRE questions are used.  Because the GRE is a test of general reasoning ability, the test-taker needs a clear understanding of the types of reasoning tested and a sensible procedural approach to the test.

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Complete the Application Process

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Typical Components

Application Essay/Personal Statement

Most schools will require that you write an essay or statement about your background and interests as they relate to your field of study. These are often used as an opportunity to see you beyond the “numbers” in the admissions criteria.


There are two types of essays that most schools require prospective students to write. Always have someone review your essay (a career counselor, advisor, professor or recommendation letter-writer).

Short Answer Essays

Personal Statements or Letters of Intent

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