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Researching schools & programs | applying | admission exams

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Books

Find schools & programs

Admission exams | test prep

Writing personal statements for admission

Financial aid

Field-specific info:

Business | Law | Veterinary medicine |
Health professions includes medicine [allopathic, chiropractic, optometry, osteopathy, podiatric], dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physicial assistant, public health, more. See health professions.

None of the above..?

I'm interested in grad school, but undecided

Advising:

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More:

Pre-professional advising

Mentoring:

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

Events:

Fairs, prep workshops, practice tests

Health Professions events


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Books
Virginia Tech resource

Please visit our Career Resource Center library of print publications related to graduate and professional school that you can view during office hours.

Find schools and programs
 

Resources in ALPHA ORDER:

AllAboutGradSchool.com
Directories: business, engineering, law, medical & online graduate programs.

GradSchools.com
Search graduate programs by interest and subject.

GraduateGuide.com
Search by academic subject and state.

Peterson's Graduate & Professional Schools

Princeton Review

U.S. News Best Grad Schools

Admission exams | test prep
Virginia Tech resource

Grad school prep events include test prep events for VT students.

 

ETS.org - Educational Testing Service
Official administrator of admission tests.

Additional resources in ALPHA ORDER:

GoGrad.org GRE Guidebook
Free advice and links to additional prep resources.

GRE Prep Help | greprephelp.com
No affliliation with ETS which offers the official GRE exams.

Kaplan Test Prep | kaptest.com
Grad admission test prep. Free practice tests & info, plus fee-based services.

Kaplan test score predictor tool: find out in 15 minutes how you might score on a grad admission exam. Choose from: DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT, PCAT.

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

Princeton Review
Grad admission test prep courses.

Sherwood Test Prep | sherwoodtest.com
Fee-based test-prep courses for GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and others.

Testmasters.net
Fee-based services. LSAT, GMAT, and GRE prep courses.

Test Prep Review.com
Free, unofficial review materials for a variety of exams.

Varsity Tutors.com practice tests
Free practice tests, tutoring.

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)

Career field resources:
Business
Virginia Tech resource

Grad school prep events include test prep events for VT students.

 

Resources in ALPHA ORDER:

Kaplan test prep GMAT
Kaplan test score predictor tool: find out in 15 minutes how you might score on a grad admission exam. Includes GMAT.

Knewton GMAT prep
Free and for-fee resources.

Masters in International Business.com
Online degree programs.

MBA.com GMAT info

MBA Schools list on start class.com
Admitted median GMAT, median GPA admitted, acceptance rate, average post-graduation salary, etc.

Princeton Review
GMAT test prep
Find grad schools

More test prep info below

Law
Virginia Tech resource

Pre-law advising
Events | Advising | "Is law for me?" | Law Societies | Preparing | Applying.
Your pre-law advisors are most knowledgeable on steering you to helpful resources (some of which are listed below....).

See Pre-Law pre-professional school advising, clubs, other resources.

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.
Kaplan test score predictor tool: find out in 15 minutes how you might score on a grad admission exam. Includes LSAT.

Law School Admission Council.org
Search for and research schools. Degrees: JD & LLM.

Law Schools on start class.com
Median LSAT, median GPA, tuition, acceptance rate.

LSAT Freedom.com/blog
Articles/posts provide free-of-charge advice/comments.
Fee-based prep courses/services.

My LSAT test.com
Test and essay info. Not affiliated with Law School Admission Council.

Princeton Review.com
LSAT test prep. Find law schools
.

Simugator.com
Some free tips; products for sale to help prepare for the LSAT.

Medicine | health professions | health admin
Virginia Tech resource

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

Pre-professional school advising, clubs, resources for pre-med, dent, more

Virginia Tech resource

Health Professions Advising Events

Grad school prep events include free practice exams, 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
Kaplan test score predictor tool: find out in 15 minutes how you might score on a grad admission exam. Includes DAT, MCAT, OAT, PCAT.

Medical schools on start class.com: Enrollment, tuition, median MCAT, median GPA, acceptance rate.

Princeton Review: MCAT, DAT, OAT test prep courses, find schools.

U.S. News Best Medical Schools

Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech resource

 

Pre-vet pre-professional school advising, clubs, resources.

Health Professions Advising [HPA].
Planning for graduate education for all health professions; HPA advising will assist students planning for admission to veterinary school.

 

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
Students / applicants info. Careers in vet medicine, more.
Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

Financial aid
  Career Services does NOT specialize or have expertise in 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 > Fellowships

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

Fin Aid.org: Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

GradSchools.com - Financial aid information

GraduateGuide.com - Graduate financial aid

Petersons.com - Graduate scholarships and financial aid

U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Resources

Virginia Tech Graduate School > Funding Opportunities

 

Planning for grad or professional school

Find schools & programs | applying |
admission exams

Should you go?
Five Qs to ask yourself.

Events
Grad & prof school fairs, prep workshops & practice tests

Pre-professional 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.