Manhattan College provides an excellent groundwork for those who wish to attend graduate school. Presentations are scheduled throughout the year so that you may learn more about graduate school and the application process.
Discover your interests and career goals: It is never too early to start exploring career interests. As early as freshman and sophomore year, meet with faculty to find out more about the different academic areas that interest you.
Get research and work experience: This will help you get a sense of what you would actually like to do. Also, it will add to your credentials when applying to graduate school.
Meet with advisors: Discuss your graduate school plans and what programs best suit your interests with your faculty advisor and/or a career counselor. Your department chair and academic advisor, or the pre-law and pre-health advisors may also be a good resource.
Request information: Start getting information about graduate school programs in the beginning of the spring semester of your junior year. Check out the program’s website, and explore resources in the O’Malley Library and GSFA office.
Take required standardized tests: Determine what, if any, standardized tests the institutions you are applying to require. Prepare for the test by taking a practice exam, taking a prep course or working through a preparation guide. It is generally best to take these exams in the summer after your junior year, but check with your academic advisor, pre-law and/or pre-health advisor to be certain. Required tests include:
Dental Admission Testing (DAT)
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Optometry Admission Test (OAT)
Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
The Praxis Series Tests
Miller Analogies Tests (MAT)