Post College Life
Graduate & Professional School
The Lighthouse provides assistance to students and alumni who are considering graduate or professional school. We have information on:
- Graduate and professional programs
- Application process guidelines
- 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:
- Attend a Graduate School workshop sponsored by the The Lighthouse.
- Research graduate and professional schools.
- Consult with faculty in the field.
- Consulte with a career counselor in The Lighthouse. Schedule an appointment with our director of the Career Development Program, Ms. Jessica Harrington, through The Lighthouse’s appointment scheduler.
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: www.prometric.com.
Practice Test Information
Sign up online at Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com/pages/practice).
- Get detailed score report
- Complete explanation of questions
- Strategies for improving scores
Online Graduate School Admissions Test Registration
Register online for:
- GRE: http://www.ets.org/gre
- GMAT: http://www.mba.com/the-gmat-exam.aspx
- LSAT: http://www.lsac.org
- MCAT: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat
Continuing Education Web Resources
- Law School Locator - Published by Boston College
- USNews.com - Information on graduate schools, financial aid, careers, etc.
- Peterson's Guide to Grad Schools - Excellent source of college and university information
- Purdue University Writing Lab - General advice, questions to ask before you write, sample essays, advice from admissions representatives
- Dartmouth College - Overview of personal statement/essay writing process
- University of California, Berkeley - Overview, includes a list of things to include
- www.aals.org Law School Information
- www.aamc.org Information on American Association of Medical Colleges
- www.ed.gov/finaid/landing.jhtml Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
- www.fastweb.com Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
- www.finaid.com Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
- www.gradschools.com The most comprehensive online graduate school information source
- www.graduateguide.com Find out which graduate schools will meet your educational needs
- www.gradview.com Advice for those considering graduate school
- www.gre.org Information and registration for the Graduate Record Exam
- www.jobweb.org/catapult/gguides.htm Lots of links concerning graduate school including testing, financial aid and making the transition from undergrad to grad
- www.kaplan.com Kaplan Center-grad school test help
- www.law.cornell.edu Legal information institute
- www.lsac.org Law School Admission Council online
- www.lsatexampracticetests.com LSAT test preparation
- http://mastersinpublicadministration.com Masters in Public Administration
- www.petersons.com Peterson's Guide to graduate schools
- www.review.com Princeton Review Education Database
- www.salliemae.com Financial Aid Information
- www.students.gov/STUGOVWebApp/Public Education Planning & Financial Aid Information