As more women undertake graduate school, their need for guidance increases. The good news is, as the number of women who finish graduate school increases, so do the available resources. The Women's Guide to Surviving Graduate School is an excellent resource for women embarking on this educational journey. It is written by women, specifically for women. It provides information and advice relevant to both American and Canadian women, and focuses on elements related to graduate schools in both countries. The book begins with basic information about selection, applications, and acceptance processes, and goes on to guide women through such issues as determining how much their degree program is likely to cost and how to find funding. The authors also provide valuable advice on determining the best methods for planning a course of study and selecting programs. Finally, this book provides women with practical suggestions for becoming successful students and finding employment after graduation. The Women's Guide to Surviving Graduate School is the ideal, practical, and handy guide for professionals, students, and faculty in all areas.
Chapter 2: Taking the Plunge
Taking the Plunge
This chapter discusses how you can increase your chances of being admitted to the program or programs you've selected. We address how to decide which schools are most likely to admit you based on your past record, and we discuss the importance of graduate record examinations, including their role in the application process. In addition, we offer hints on how to get salient information from prospective schools and how to get information about the communities these schools are located in using on-line resources.
Picking a School
Once you've established goals and determined that you have the time needed to go to graduate school, it is time to think about what schools are going to match your goals with your needs. Deciding where ...