ERIC Number: ED291271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Successfully Negotiating the Graduate School Process: A Guide for Minority Students.
Adams, Howard G.
Intended for minority students (American Indians, Black Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans) who may be contemplating graduate study, this guide provides information in a question-and-answer format on the graduate admission process. The following topics are addressed: (1) who should consider a graduate degree (includes a self-assessment form); (2) time frame for planning; (3) advantages of graduate school; (4) academic standards; (5) evaluating institutions and programs; (6) obtaining information about universities; (7) types of degrees; (8) determination of costs and types and sources of financial aid; (9) the admissions process and how to apply (includes a calendar checklist); (10) admission criteria; (11) names, addresses and phone numbers for admissions examinations; and (12) letters of recommendation, personal interviews, application fees, writing a statement of purpose, and other aspects of admission and acceptance. A glossary of terms concerning graduate education is also provided. (KM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, American Indians, Assistantships, Black Students, Check Lists, College Admission, College Applicants, College Choice, College Entrance Examinations, College Students, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Programs, Fellowships, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Puerto Ricans, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Educational Objectives, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., Notre Dame, IN.