Explore Grad School

Going to Grad School

Looking into advanced degrees?

Learn how to research, apply, and interview for the graduate programs of your dreams. And figure out what the grad school of your dreams is. Make an appointment with one of our career coaches to review your resume/cover letter, personal statements, or even help prepare with a graduate school mock interview. The resources are endless!

Where to Start

Meet with your Adviser

If the degree you are interested in is related to a specific major, you should contact the appropriate adviser and they will be happy to help you.

Who is the Appropriate Adviser?

Find a Program

Peterson’s is a powerful tool to research different grad schools and their admission processes.

Go to Petersons.com

Things to Think About

Research Application Timelines

Different types of grad school have different application timelines.

Prepare for Admission Exams

Many programs will require that you complete various academic coursework and/or that you take an admissions exam like the GRE.

Meet With a Coach

An OPCD coach can walk you through the process of thinking about and selecting a grad school.

Schedule an Appointment

Preparing for Admission

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Resume/Cover Letters

Navigate to our page on resumes and cover letters for tips on writing your own. Download the sample grad school resume below as a good starting point.

Sample Grad School Resume

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Mock Interviews

Interviews aren’t just for jobs. Grad schools often require interviews for acceptance. Take advantage of our trained coaches who can help you prepare.

Schedule a Mock Interview

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Personal Statements

One page to sell yourself? Not to fear. Learn how to tailor your skills and passions to set you apart from other applicants.

How to write a personal statement

Paying for Grad School

CashCourse is a free resource available to you with your WFU id. There, you can compare loan options, determine annual costs, and calculate loan payments.

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Pre-health

Here’s what you should do as a WFU student to prepare for medical school/professions.

More about Pre-health

Pre-law

The Pre-law program at WFU is designed to help you research, apply to, and be prepared for law school.

More about Pre-law