Graduate School

Peace Corps volunteer Mindy Bertram ‘16 (Biology and International Studies) in Bambalang, Cameroon. Bertram teaches biology at the local high school.

Graduate & Professional School

The Lighthouse provides assistance to students and alumni who are considering graduate or professional school. We provide assistance with:

  • Graduate and professional programs
  • Application process
  • Admissions tests
  • Financing graduate school

If you plan to attend graduate school immediately after graduation, you should start the graduate school research and application process during the fall of your junior year. We recommend that you start by doing the following:

  1. Attend a graduate school fair sponsored by the The Lighthouse. The next fair will take place on Thursday, October 4, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Batten Main Street. For information, click here.
  2. Attend a graduate school workshop sponsored by the The Lighthouse.
  3. Research graduate and professional schools.
  4. Consult with faculty in the field.
  5. Consult with a CDIP career counselor in The Lighthouse. To make an appointment, click here

Graduate School Admissions Tests

The nearest test center is the Prometric Testing Center
660 Independence Parkway, Suite 300, Chesapeake, VA
Phone: (757) 873-0208; Web:
Practice Test Information
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  • Get detailed score report
  • Complete explanation of questions
  • Strategies for improving scores

Online Graduate School Admissions Test Registration

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