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Graduate Student Resources

Before you can begin applying to programs, you will need to determine which admissions test is most appropriate for your area of interest. Below you will find the common exams for entrance to graduate school.

The following resources have comprehensives listings of programs you can search, as well as valuable information about applying, preparing for graduate school, and finding financial aid opportunities.

Paying for graduate school can be a burden for a majority of people. Luckily, there are options for financial aid, scholarships, and additional monetary support.

Congratulations, you’ve been accepted to grad school! Now you need to strategize in order to accomplish your goal of earning your advanced degree. Below are resources with tips, advice, and methods to assist you on your journey.

Need help? The National Grad Crisis Line: 1.877.GRAD.HLP (1.877.472.3457)

Using the resources below, you can determine how best to promote your newly earned degree and your education in a resume or CV. Find out which format works best for your desired career.

National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS)
NAGPS is a student-run national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of graduate and professional students. The mission of NAGPS is to: 1) develop, sustain, and expand a member network that connects graduate and professional students across the United States to facilitate the sharing of information, resources, and best practices, 2) empower our members to successfully serve their constituents, and 3) amplify students’ voices to campus, local, state, and federal policymakers.

Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
CGS seeks to advance graduate education and research. Members consist of colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations and corporations. The goals of CGS are 1) to find solutions to issues related to graduate education, 2) provide data to institutions for assessment purposes, public policy and advocacy, and 3) assist institutions in promoting their graduate programs globally. CGS also maintains GradSense, which is a financial education site for students.

The National GEM Consortium
The mission of The National GEM Consortium is "to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science." GEM membership assists and provides students looking to attend graduate school with funding, research, and networking opportunities.

National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP)

NAGAP is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the concerns of individuals working in the graduate enrollment management environment. Membership in NAGAP provides an opportunity to network with professional colleagues at all sizes and types of institutions: large and small, public and private, secular and non-secular.

National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS)

NAGPS is a student-run organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of graduate and professional students. The mission of NAGPS is to: 1) develop, sustain, and expand a member network, 2) empower members to successfully serve their constituents, and 3) amplify students’ voices to campus, local, state, and federal policymakers.