Many people choose to go back to school after they’ve finished their bachelor degree. Sometimes they need additional training for their job, other times they will have a salary increase with graduate school under their belt. If you are ready for graduate school, we’ve prepared various resources you may need when searching for the right school, as well as navigating the application process and preparing for entrance exams.
Search and compare
Depending on your program and location requirements, deciding which schools you will apply to can be a tedious process. The following tools will facilitate your search:
- Petersons.com– Petersons has a graduate school search function in which you can filter based on your desired location, college type, degree type, area of study, tuition, and setting.
- Gradschools.com– This website allows you to search based on areas of interest and subject. It will then give you a list of both online and in-person schools that offer that degree program.
- U.S. News Education - If you are curious whether your school(s) of choice are ranked highly in the country, U.S. News now has a search function in which you can either search by just program or program plus school name.
Not sure when you should start your application process? Princeton review has a very helpful application timeline* that you can reference to see if you are on-schedule with your grad school application materials.
Entrance exam preparation
Most graduate schools require some sort of entrance exam. Do your research to find out which tests your school of choice requires, and then register and begin preparing early on!
Here is a list of prep test sites and the entrance exam prep tests they have available. Some of these websites will charge you for their practice exams and some will not. Additionally, all major bookstores sell preparatory materials.
Kaptest.com: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT
Princetonreview.com: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT
Petersons.com: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT
Majortests.com: GRE, GMAT, MAT
TestPrepPreview.com: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, MAT, DAT
If you are serious about graduate school, consider Northwestern. We offer multiple graduate degrees and certificates where you can learn alongside your peers while growing closer to God. Make an appointment with the Graduate Admissions team to learn more.