Are you thinking about going to graduate school? The University Career Center (UCC) offers a range of services and resources to help KU students who want to extend their education and pursue an advanced degree.
Applying to Graduate School
After you have identified graduate programs you are interested in applying to, it's time to get organized! What are the application requirements for each program? When are application materials due? Do you need to take the GRE or other entrance exams? It is important that you know what is required for each program and create a timeline for yourself accordingly. The application process is often lengthy and complicated; start as soon as possible to avoid rushing to meet deadlines.
Check out the GRE Prep Guide from Consumer Affairs for more information on preparing for the GRE if you do have to take the exam.
If you would like someone to review your application materials, like your admissions essays, personal statements, or resumes, please schedule an appointment with a UCC career coach. We are happy to help you perfect your application documents! If your admissions process requires an interview, you can also meet with a career coach for a mock-interview. For more interview preparation tips, view Interview Tips from Peterson's (pdf).
If you would like additional assistance, schedule an appointment with a UCC career coach; your career coach can help you explore your interests, identify your strengths, clarify your goals, and develop a graduate school action plan. As part of your self-assessment, you may consider completing a career assessment; visit our Career Assessments page or contact our office to learn more about how career assessments might help you as you explore graduate school options.