Each year many Hamilton College seniors are faced with the choice of going to graduate school versus entering the workforce. Between 16-23% end up going directly to graduate school.
Before you jump into the application process, it is critical that you engage in a bit of "introspection" and answer for yourself the following questions.
|What …||specifically, what is it that I want to study?|
|Why …||is graduate school necessary at this point in my career?|
|When …||is the best time to attend? Immediately or in 2-5 years?|
|Where …||are the programs that best meet my specific career goals and for which I will be competitive?|
|How …||will I pay for my advanced education?|
Once you have given careful consideration to the above questions, the following information will help you through the application process:
Grad School Planning Timeline (from Peterson's)
Identifying Graduate Programs
Taking Standardized Tests
Finding Financial Aid
Writing a Personal Statement