Prepare for Graduate School

Here you'll find guidelines to learn about and apply to graduate and professional school. For industry-specific advice, be sure to check out the Career Communities.

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Graduate & Professional School Overview

What is grad school? How, when, and where do you apply?

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Should You Take a Gap Year?

You might wish to go directly go grad school from Grinnell, but there are lots of reasons to try something else first.

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Writing an Effective Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose (or personal statement) is the centerpiece of your grad school application. Make it shine!

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Writing an Effective Diversity Statement

Many graduate applications ask about your contributions to a diverse, inclusive community. Here are a few ways to address that question.

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Paying for Graduate School

Graduate & professional degree programs vary widely in their cost and funding.



Graduate School Grant-Closed

The Spring 2024 cycle opens Monday, December 4, 2023. April 22, 2024 is the last day applications will be considered …

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