Graduate School Resources
Office of Graduate Studies Preparation
Mission to Help You Design Your Future
Housed within the Department of Career Planning and Development and located in the Milligan Building on the 2nd floor, the Office of Graduate Studies Preparation’s mission is to provide exposure, preparation and support to Spelman College students and alumnae interested in pursuing graduate studies in the areas of arts and humanities, social sciences, business, and law.
The Office of Graduate Studies Preparation
Tuesday/Wednesday, 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 2 p.m.- 3 pm; Thursday, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Work Stations—systems can be used to complete practice exams and research graduate programs
Resource Room—houses catalogs and other information from various graduate and professional programs across the country
Resource Library—books that cover topics including:
- Graduate studies programs
- Funding sources
- Admissions test preparation sources
- Test registration packets
- Survival techniques for graduate studies
Database of summer and research programs and internships
Coordination of programs and activities with graduate programs at Spelman
Assistance with campus visitations
Application assistance—review of personal statement
- Tap Into Your Future Workshop Series
- Statement Swaps– peer review of personal
- Graduate and Professional School Tour Discipline-based
graduate and professional school fairs
Tap Into Your Future Workshop Series
Each workshop is offered in two formats. 1) Live presentation. Call for times and locations. 2) Virtual attendance on CD.
Workshop topics include:
- Choose Your Right Path: True Colors (Only offered
in live presentation format)
- Timeline for Traveling the Road to Graduate
- Mapping Your Course: Choosing the Right Graduate
- Get Your Passport In Order: Test Prep Series
- Test Success: Tips and Hints
- Critical Thinking
- Analytical Writing & Creative Writing
- Get Your Ticket: Completing the Admission Packet
- Personal Statement & Curriculum Vitae
- References & Recommendations
- Paying for the Trip: Funding Sources & Opportunities
- Destination Arrival: Surviving the First Year
Graduate School Information Links
Admission Exam Links
Funding Sources Links
Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
There is a fee wavier option.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
There is no fee wavier option.
Law School Admission
There is a fee waiver option.
Medical College Admission
There is an MCAT fee reduction
Dental Admissions Test (DAT).
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