Graduate and Professional Programs
Choosing a graduate or professional program can be a time-consuming
task! With the advent of on-line and distance education, students
can choose from a wider range of institutions and programs than
The reference collection at the College Info Center includes a variety
of print resources on graduate and professional education, career
opportunities and financial aid to assist you with the planning
and application process. Many web resources are also available
to help you gather information and investigate educational programs
and funding sources.
Locating sources of funding for graduate and professional schools can
be a challenge for many students! We encourage students to:
- Discuss their needs with faculty, advisors and other students within
their chosen academic department. Many assistantships, internships
or research opportunities are administered by individual institutions
and departments rather than outside sources.
should always discuss funding opportunities with the financial
aid staff at the college they plan to attend. Financial aid professionals
are familiar with the resources available on their own campus
and are frequently familiar with other sources that may be helpful
for students who need additional funds.
- Search the web for scholarships. A wide range of scholarship databases
are available for students at all levels. Check the scholarship search
sites in our More
Resources page as a starting point.
- Contact professional associations for the career field you are preparing
for. Many offer scholarships or grants to students in related programs.
Check out our information sheet: Graduate School websites.
Our More Resources section contains some
links to other web sites that provide information about graduate
and professional schools and admission tests.
Our workshop series frequently includes
a session for students interested in graduate or professional schools. Check
out our schedule of events
for specific dates and times.
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