Graduate School

Career Services provides graduate study assistance that includes related web sites for graduate school information, testing web sites, and GRE practice class information. WPU graduates have been accepted to medical, dental, veterinary schools, law and pharmacy schools and over 100 different graduate schools in psychology, fine arts and humanities.

Graduate degrees:

  • Can influence how fast and how far you can advance in your career.
  • Provides greater flexibility to change careers.
  • Make you more competitive in some labor markets.
  • Are necessary for some careers as an entry-level position (i.e. medicine, law.).

Testing information:

Graduate School Timeline (suggested by the Council of Graduate Schools)

  1. Junior year Browse through catalogs and information about schools of interest
    • Summer Begin a draft of your statement of purpose (also called personal statement) and continue to research program requirements
  2. Senior year: In September meet with your advisor and/or faculty members in your major to discuss your goals, personal statement and possible programs. Ask for letters of recommendation and register for standardized tests. Look for application deadline dates in programs of interest.
    • October- Take standardized tests and request application forms from schools
    • November- Order transcripts
    • December- Complete application forms- even if deadlines are later in the semester- the earlier the better.
    • January- complete all your federal income tax information as early as possible if you will be applying for financial aid.
    • February- visit schools and research financial aid possibilities