Prepare for Graduate School

Helping you navigate the ins and outs of graduate school.

Considering graduate school? Researching and preparing for the next steps in your education can seem overwhelming.

We help ease that burden by providing you with graduate study assistance, even if it’s years after you leave campus. From your grad school application and letter, to providing you with helpful information like where to take GRE practice exams and prep classes – we’re here to help.

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.

Josie discusses her journey to UNC Graduate school after Peace

Graduate School FAQs

  • Why should I consider pursuing a graduate degree?

    • It can influence how fast and how far you can advance in your career
    • It may give you more flexibility to change careers
    • It may make you more competitive in some labor markets
    • In some fields, a graduate degree is required for an entry-level position (i.e. medicine, law.)

  • Where can I get information on various tests?
  • What's a good timeline for exploring graduate school?

    Third-Year Undergraduate

    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

    Fourth-Year Undergraduate

    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

Olivia graduated from WPU in 2015 and went on to graduate school at Elon University
Olivia graduated from WPU in 2015 and went on to graduate school at Elon University
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“If you’re looking for a place that’s really going to help you find yourself, I feel like WPU is a really good school for that.”

Olivia Gray ’15 Talks Grad School & WPU
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