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Talk with advisers to gain advice on how to choose which programs to apply to and how to evaluate which one to attend.

Start Considering the Application Process

If you met with a school that interests you, don't wait to start the application process. Research program requirements and deadlines to make sure you do not miss your opportunity.

Prep Courses

GRE Prep for Penn Staters

Career Services offers a comprehensive GRE Prep Course for students at a discounted rate each semester. Get great instruction over two intensive days without going broke or needing to leave campus.

Other Options

Private companies, such as Kaplan or Princeton Review, offer private instruction. Contact local offices to learn about availability and pricing. Private tutors are often available in you search online.

Entrance Exams

Required tests vary based on the program and type of graduate study. Plan to take your exam approximately one year before your anticipated enrollment date.

Decide if you learn best independently or by instruction before studying for your exam. Study guides and resources are available through the company administering the exam. See the prep courses listed above for private companies that can also provide guidance.