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Graduate & Professional School Information

Career Development

The Career Studio can assist you in your search for graduate programs and information including online and on-campus options, application dates, and required examinations. We can also assist you through the application process including writing a personal statement.

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Graduate Admissions Exams

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Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master’s, MBA, specialized master’s in business or doctoral degree take the GRE revised General Test. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE revised General Test provides schools with a common measure for comparing candidates’ qualifications.

The Educational Testing Service offers a variety of free and low-cost tools to help you prepare for the GRE® revised General Test.

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Many graduate business programs rely on the GMAT to make admissions decisions.

The GMAT offers free preparation software for download.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

The LSAT is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

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The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

Grad School Timeline

Freshman and Sophomore Year

  • Gain an understanding of your goals, passions, and abilities.
  • Build professional relationships.
  • Start exploring program options, pathways, and SJC Partnership Programs.
  • Identify the necessary coursework.

Junior Year

  • Gather information and further explore graduate programs.
  • Understand the application requirements;
    • Application materials.
    • Entrance examination requirements and dates.
    • Application deadlines.

Pre-Senior Year Summer

  • Narrow your list of graduate programs.
  • Identify when each application is due.
  • Investigate scholarship and graduate assistantship opportunities.
  • Write the first draft of your statement of purpose.
  • Contact individuals who could potentially write letters of recommendation.

Senior Year

  • Select the final schools you are applying to.
  • Register for exams, if necessary (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT).
  • Review application materials.
  • Submit completed applications.


Shanna Webster
(207) 893-7563

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