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Writing personal statements for admission

Business

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Health professions includes medicine [allopathic, chiropractic, optometry, osteopathy, podiatric], dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physicial assistant, public health, etc.

Veterinary medicine

Other graduate admissions tests & prep

Financial aid

Books

None of the above..?

I'm interested in grad school, but undecided

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Mentoring:

VT Graduate Student Assembly sponsors Graduate-Undergrad Mentoring Program [GUMP]

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General, multi-field
Virginia Tech resource
Grad school prep events include test prep events for VT students.
 

Resources in ALPHA ORDER:

AllAboutGradSchool.com
- Directories of business, engineering, law, medical & online graduate programs.
- Advice, more.
- Test prep and financial aid info.

Braintrack.com
- College and university directory .

GradSchools.com
- Search graduate programs by subject.
- Search graduate programs by graduate school.

GraduateGuide.com
- Search by school and/or academic subject and/or state.

Peterson's Graduate & Professional Schools
- Get started, find a school, prepare for tests, pay for school.

Princeton Review
- Explore schools and careers, improve test scores, find scholarships and aid.
- Graduate school: opinions and advice.

U.S. News & World Report Graduate and Professional School Rankings

Writing personal statements for admission
Virginia Tech resource

Grad school prep events writing an effective personal statement.

Career Services advising for reviewing personal statements.

 

Writing the Statement of Purpose (The Princeton Review)

Graduate School Essays (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Center for Communication Practices)

Writing Your Grad School Personal Statement Includes 10 DOs and 10 DON'Ts. (Accepted.com)

Definition of a Personal Statement (PDF) (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Writing the Personal Statement (Purdue University, Online Writing Lab [OWL])

Personal Statement (Dartmouth College)

Graduate School Statement (Univ of California at Berkeley)

Business
Virginia Tech resource
Grad school prep events include test prep events for VT students.
 

Resources in ALPHA ORDER:

Business Schools list on Find The Best.com
- Schools, by state, median GMAT, median GPA admitted, average work experience, tuition, acceptance rate, average post-graduation salary.
- Sort list by any heading.

ETS.org - Educational Testing Service Network
- GMAT information, and more.

Kaplan test prep GMAT

Knewton GMAT prep
- Free and for-fee resources.

Masters in International Business.com
- List of U.S. accredited programs.

MBA.com

Princeton Review > Business schools

Princeton Review
- Business / GMAT

More test prep info below

Law
Virginia Tech resource

Pre-law advising at Virginia Tech

- Events, test-prep, and other excellent opportunities and resources.
- See Pre-Law > Announcements | Events | Advising | more.
- Your pre-law advisors are most knowledgeable on steering you to helpful resources (some of which are listed below....)

See Pre-professional school advising, clubs, other resources for Pre-Law

Virginia Tech resource
Grad school prep events include test prep events for VT students.
 

Resources in ALPHA ORDER:

Admissions Dean.com
- Law school info: researching schools, LSAT, applying, paying.

Get Prepped.com LSAT prep
- LSAT info; free prep materials, fee-based classes & tutoring.
- Scholarships available.

Kaplan.com test prep and admissions > LSAT
- Free information to read online, plus fee-based prep courses/services.

Law School Admission Council.org
- Search for and research schools.
- Degrees: JD &LLM.
- Applying; recruitment events.

Law Schools list on Find The Best.com
- Law schools, by state, median LSAT, median GPA, tuition, rankings, acceptance rate.
- Sort list by any heading.

LSAT Exam Practice Tests.com
- Free, provided by the Graduate Educational Information Services (GEIS)
- No affiliation with, not endorsed by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

LSAT Freedom.com/blog
- Articles/posts on the blog provide free-of-charge advice/comments; plus fee-based prep courses/services.

LSAT test questions.com
- Sample unofficial test questions.
- Not affiliated with Law School Admission Council.
- Free study aid for students.

Princeton Review.com > Law schools and careers
- Research schools.
- LSAT info; free materials and fee-based services.
- Career info.
- Scholarships & financial aid.

Simugator.com
- Some free tips, along with products for sale to help prepare for the LSAT.

TRIALS: Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools
Residential scholarship (fully funded; zero cost to participants) program helps talented, motivated college students of modest means gain admission to nation's leading law schools; rigorous five-week summer course enhances opportunities for students of underrepresented backgrounds by bolstering skills and focusing goals.

Medicine | health professions | health admin
Virginia Tech resource

Virginia Tech, Health Professions Advising [HPA]
For all Virginia Tech students; resources and advising for planning for graduate education for all health professions.

VT pre-professional school advising, clubs, resources for Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, and more

Virginia Tech resource
Grad school prep events include numerous events sponsored by the Office of Health Professions Advising, and Free practice test day, including MCAT and other health professional school admission exams.
 

Resources in ALPHA ORDER:

Health Administration Degrees.com. Learn about career fields; research programs by degree, location.

Kaplan test prep:
MCAT
DAT
PCAT
OAT

Medical schools on Find the best.com
Sortable facts list: U.S. News rankings, enrollment, tuition, MCAT, GPA, indebtedness.

Princeton Review > Medical schools and careers

Princeton Review Medical
- test prep, career info, more
- MCAT, DAT, OAT

StudentDoc.com
- medical school rankings
- medical school admissions
- are your MCAT scores competitive?
- financial aid and student tax info

U.S. News Best Medical Schools

Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech resource

 

Virginia Tech, Health Professions Advising [HPA]
Planning for graduate education for all health professions.

VT pre-professional school advising, clubs, resources for Pre-Vet

 

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
- students applicants info
- careers in vet medicine, more
- Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

Other test prep and info
Virginia Tech resource
Cook Counseling Center: Graduate School Admission Test Dates
Some, not all, grad or professional school admission tests.
Virginia Tech resource
Grad school prep events include test prep events for VT students.
 

Resources in ALPHA ORDER:

ETS.org - Educational Testing Service Network
- GRE, GMAT information, and more.

GRE Test Prep | greprepinfo.com
- Free resource provided by the Graduate Educational Information Service (GEIS), which develops and maintains educational websites to enhance student outcomes and promote academic excellence.
- No affliliation with ETS which offers the official GRE exams.

Kaplan.com test prep / info
- Includes Law (LSAT), Business (GMAT), Graduate (GRE), Medical (MCAT), Dental (DAT), Nursing, Pharmacy (PCAT), Education, Optometry (OAT)
- Free information and fee-based services.

My GRE tutor.com
Free and very detailed resources, including, math and verbal review, essays and writing well, practice Qs & tests, vocabulary tutor, study guides.

Princeton Review.com
- Business / GMAT
- Law / LSAT
- Medical / MCAT/ DAT / OAT
- Graduate / GRE

SherwoodTest.com
Fee-based test-prep courses for GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and others. See locations.

Test Prep Review.com
- Overview of standardized tests, how they are timed, why they are given, etc.
- How to prep for standardized tests; review-style questions.

Testmasters.net
- Fee-based services. Specializes in LSAT prep. Also provides GMAT and GRE prep courses.

Varsity Tutors.com practice test
- Free practice tests, flashcards, Q of the day.

Financial aid
  Career Services does NOT specialize or have expertise in the area of financial aid. You should consult the financial aid or scholarship offices of schools you wish to attend. These resources are listed for information only because financial aid questions often go hand-in-hand with choosing schools and applying.
 

Resources in ALPHA ORDER:

AllAboutGradSchool.com
Financial aid resources.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Fellowships, grants, awards.

Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education: The Student Guide

GradSchools.com - Financial aid information

GraduateGuide.com - Financing graduate study

Petersons.com - Financial aid resources

Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid (FinAid.com)

Virginia Tech Graduate School Current Funding Opportunities

Books
Virginia Tech resource
In the Career Resource Center we have a library of print publications related to graduate and professional school that you can view during office hours.

 

Planning for grad or professional school

Researching schools & programs | applying | entrance exams

Should you go?
Five Qs to ask yourself.

Events
Graduate & professional school info & test prep.

Grad & prof school fairs

Pre-professional school Advising, clubs, resources

Health Professions Advising [HPA] Preparing for graduate education for health professions.

Career Services advising
For help on your decision-making and reviewing personal statements.

Where VT grads go to grad & professional school:

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You will find both free and fee-based information and services online. If you choose to purchase fee-based services, do so of your own volition after having researched the options.