Before You Apply

Choosing a Graduate Program

When choosing a graduate school you need to learn about the importance of accreditation status, faculty research interests, degree level, and program formats. Read articles that provide helpful tips for conducting in-depth research into graduate programs. Explore opportunities offered by different types of programs and determine which features are most important to you. Find out how to establish an application timeline to keep you on track and help ensure your all the elements of your application are completed and submitted on time.

Graduate School Testing

Standardized testing is a major part of the graduate school application process and have the potential to have a huge impact on the likelihood of your being accepted into a graduate program. The GRE is the common assessment for individuals hoping to pursue a graduate degree in humanities, social, physical, and biological sciences, the GMAT is a common requirement of those who wish to pursue a business degree, the LSAT is used to assess applicants to law school, and the MCAT is a common requirement for applicants to medical schools. There are other tests admissions committees use to help them assess the abilities of their applicants including GRE subject tests, and the TOFEL. Kaplan offers a good number of Free Practice Tests -- All of their free events are listed at:


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