Graduate school is a great option if you’re dedicated to your field of interest and career direction. It involves a tremendous commitment and you should be sure—both personally and professionally—that it’s worth the time, energy, and expense. Talk over your thoughts and concerns with a career counselor and/or academic advisor. And make sure to research your options online, through the Career Resource Center, or by talking to professionals in the field.
Learn as much as you can about the graduate programs you’re considering before beginning the application process. Applying to graduate school is time consuming and costly. Most graduate schools charge a nonrefundable application fee.
- Talk with Lesley faculty and/or your advisor to gain insights into specific programs and schools.
- Inquire about graduate information sessions for prospective students. Also, contact and meet with the graduate advisor and/or faculty at the schools that interest you. Ask for several names of current students and alumni of the program. The more people you speak with, the better informed you will be and the more able to make an intelligent decision.
- Look at graduate school catalogs online or call/email to request your own copy.
- Contact the Higher Education Information Center at the Boston Public Library, either by calling their local number at 617.536.0200 or the Career and Learning Line at 1.800.442.1171, for catalogs and information on programs across the U.S. as well as financial aid resources.