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Application Requirements for Graduate Schools

Application requirements differ substantially among institutions and programs, so read each school’s material closely to make sure you file the application completely.

Admissions tests are generally required for most graduate schools. Make sure that you take the test early enough to meet the admissions application deadline.

Some admissions tests include:

GRE (Graduate Record Examination) - Arts & Sciences
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) - Business
LSAT (Law School Admission Test) - Law
MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) - Medical


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Official transcripts of your undergraduate work (from all schools attended) must also be sent to schools to which you are applying.

Letters of recommendation are usually required for admission. Try to get professors or employers who know you well, and who have a high regard for your work. Give your references plenty of notice, so that they will have time to do a thorough job on your recommendation. After you receive a letter of recommendation, be sure to send a thank you note. If you are considering any sort of professional school in the Health Professions area, please remember that you must go through the Health Professions Advisory Committee to obtain your letters of recommendation.

An essay may also be required, so that they can get a better idea of your writing skills. These essays may include topics such as goals, philosophy, accomplishments, etc. This is an important and time-consuming aspect of the application, because it is your opportunity to present yourself beyond the rest of the applicants. Be meticulous about spelling, grammar, and writing style. For helpful information, please review the following websites: Accepted, Peterson's, and Quintessential Careers.

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