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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

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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: business, engineering, law, medical & online graduate programs.
Test prep and financial aid info.

GradSchools.com
Search graduate programs by interest and subject.

GraduateGuide.com
Search by academic subject and state.

Peterson's Graduate & Professional Schools
Find a school, choosing, applying, test prep, how to pay for school.

Princeton Review
Test prep, find schools, more.

U.S. News Best Grad Schools

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:

Kaplan test prep 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 at Virginia Tech

Events | Advising | "Is law for me?" | Student Law Societies | Preparing | Applying | 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.

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

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

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

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

 

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 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, free information, and fee-based services.

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, find schools

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.

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
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

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.

Grad/prof school fairs/events

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.