Graduate Program Resources

No matter what program you plan to pursue in graduate school, we’ve gathered resources to help you prepare for exams, complete your application, and fund your degree

Essay Writing

Writing Essays for Graduate School Applications
The Writing Center is a great resource for information and feedback on your graduate essays.

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Schedule an appointment with a career counselor.
Letters Of Recommendation

Frequently Asked Questions
This list of questions and answers regarding letters of recommendation from the career center at Berkeley is filled with useful suggestions.

Getting Recommendations
This article from overviews the process of requesting letters of recommendations.

References, Recommendations, and Background Checks
From, this link provides information about getting employment references, securing letters of recommendation, and understanding the background check process. 

Admissions Testing

Educational Testing Service
ETS offers a variety of exams, including the GRE, Praxis, and TOEFL.

Graduate School Entrance Exams

GRE General Exam
This is the site for the Graduate Record Examination, which includes registration information, study materials, and practice tests.

GRE Infocenter: Resources on the new GRE
Offers a range of online support resources to help you learn details about the new GRE.  This includes information with regard to location addresses, changes to score scales, content, test functionality and more.

GRE Subject Tests
Get an overview of the GRE subject tests, which include Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Literature in English; Mathematics; Physics; and Psychology.

Miller Analogies Test
Accepted by some graduate programs in place of the GRE.

Health Professions Entrance Exams

Dental Admissions Test (DAT)
This site gives an overview of the DAT, as well as links to register online.

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) This page from the Association of American Medical Colleges provides an overview of taking the MCAT and includes information on preparation, registration, and scores. It also includes information on the new MCAT exam. 

Optometry Admissions Testing (OAT)
Get information on the testing required for optometric education programs.

Veterinary School Admissions (GRE)
Most veterinary schools require the GRE as a part of the application.   

Law School Entrance Exam

Law School Admissions Exam (LSAT)
The webpage for the Law School Admissions Council, with information on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

LSAT Preparation Diversity Scholarship Program
Sponsored by Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, The Princeton Review, and the minority student organizations at the University of Texas School of Law.  Created to provide racially and ethnically diverse law school candidates an increased opportunity for law school admission. Open to all racially and ethnically diverse college students planning to attend law school. Scholarship recipients will receive the full tuition to attend The Princeton Review’s LSAT preparation classroom course.

Management/Business School Entrance Exam

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
This website includes answers to frequently asked questions, as well as basic format and registration information for the GMAT. 

Social Impact Careers

Idealist’s Graduate School 101 video series

Teacher Licensure & Certification Exams

This site provides details about the Praxis (I, II, and III), including test format and registration information.

Test of English as a Foreign Language

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Test Preparation Resources

Watzek Library

Featured resources include admissions and placement prep, job search and workplace skills, career preparation and practice exams, academic skills improvement, U.S. Citizenship, and Recursos Para Hispanohablantes. Features include instant scoring, customized feedback, self paced courses, interactive test preparation, targeted skills practice, and unlimited remote access. 

GRE Test Prep

Get helpful suggestions on preparing for the GRE, including a general test review, practice questions in each section, and a practice test with answer explanations.

Kaplan offers great information on graduate school, test preparation, and admissions.

Exam Focus                                                                                                                                                Exam Focus provides practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT. 

Princeton Review
Offers information on testing courses, as well as a variety of information on applying to graduate school.

Study Guide Zone
Offers free resources for those preparing for a wide range of graduate school, vocational, and professional tests.  Includes not only entrance exams (such as the GRE and LSAT), but also CPA exams and Praxis I & II.

TestMasters LSAT Preparation
Provides resources for preparing for the LSAT, including a test preparation course. 

Funding Resources