Preparing for Graduate School – GRDSCH 200, SUMMER 2014

As you may know, the Graduate School offers an excellent class for students interested in exploring graduate study in more detail:  GRDSCH 200, Preparing for Graduate Education.  And it is on the schedule for summer quarter with plenty of room!  SLN# 14136.  (and as a side note, it will be offered again in autumn quarter as well)

This is an excellent option for the graduating senior who might be looking at applying to graduate school next year, as well as the graduating senior (or senior, or junior or sophomore) unsure of what graduate school entails and whether they should consider it in their future.  Included is discussion and work on preparing an effective application.

And the timing of summer quarter couldn’t be better, especially if students are going to be here anyway taking classes.  Get a jump on the application process so autumn quarter is that much easier!

Getting Into Grad School: The Inside Scoop About What Works

GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education

Summer 2014

This full-term course for sophomores, juniors and seniors who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of, graduate education; learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find a good program fit and how to prepare effective application materials.


 Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school? Come explore and find out!

 Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement? We can help!

 Not sure what program or school you want to attend? Find your fit here!

The course seeks to engage students in determining the right “fit” for their individual graduate education goals through three primary objectives:

 Investigation: What is your desire to attend graduate school?

 Revelation: What do graduate school admission committees actually expect?

o What you need to know about the graduate school experience

o Demystify the process

o Personal statements, resumes/CVs and letters of recommendation

 Preparation: How does investigation and revelation lead to finding a “good fit” and how
do you chart a course of action?

o Why do you want to go? When do you want to go? Where do you want to go?

What do you want to do? How can you do it?


Mondays 1:10 – 3:20pm DEM 104 SLN: 14136

For more information or questions, contact Tylir McKenzie at or visit our website at

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