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ERIC Number: ED414786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-14
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Applying to Graduate School.
LeBlanc, H. Paul, III
This paper offers guidelines and recommendations for students applying to graduate school. It discusses motivations for attending graduate school, as well as the process of selecting and applying to specific universities. The paper recommends talking to faculty and graduate students, writing to professional associations, and attending professional meetings and conferences to find out about good programs in a given field. It then suggests that individuals develop a list of 10 schools to inquire further about. It also recommends that students investigate the social and educational environment of the university and department of the schools in which they are interested. The paper recommends applying to three universities, and offers suggestions on assembling an effective application package and applying for financial aid, such as assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships. It then outlines the general requirements for completing master's, specialist, professional, and doctoral degrees. The paper concludes by giving advice on how to make graduate study a successful and rewarding experience. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Resident Housing Assistants, University Housing (Carbondale, IL, October 14, 1996).