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The Center for Career Exploration and Development (CCED) is available to assist Ithaca College students and alumni with graduate school decisions. Our Peer Career Advisors are here to help you during drop-in hours or you may call the office to arrange an appointment with a career coach.

Graduate School Quick Guide

Check out our Graduate School Quick Guide as a first step.

Research Programs

There are many excellent online resources available for free to assist in your graduate school search.

Finding & researching graduate programs:

For a deeper dive, check out the video at the bottom of this page.

Exam Preparation

Prepare for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, or other entrance exam by taking a free online Kaplan Practice Test.  Our Graduate Exams At A Glance resource will give you a quick snapshot of each exam.

Information about entrance exam fee reduction:

Additional Prep Resources

Entrance exam & program-specific information:

Princeton Review free practice exam online:

Essay Review

Have your graduate school essays reviewed by a career coach.  Our Personal Statement Quick Guide will give you some strategies for telling your authentic story.


Should you use a resume or a CV to apply for Grad School? Make sure you check the requirements for the program you are applying to. Do you need a Personal Statement or a Statement of Intent? How can you finance Grad School? Check out our Quick Guides for help with these topics.

file-outline Resumes vs CVs - resumevscvguideupdated.pdf (159.47 KB)
file-outline CV Example History - history-cv-sample.pdf (112.07 KB)
file-outline CV Example Biochemistry - biochemistry-cv-sample.pdf (1.37 MB)
file-outline Statement of Intent Quick Guide - statementofintentupdated.pdf (71.81 KB)
file-outline Financing Graduate School Quick Guide - financinggradschoolupdated.pdf (76.59 KB)

Attend the Graduate School Fair that takes place every fall. This event provides you the opportunity to talk with representatives from a variety of graduate programs. Check Engage for event registration. 

This video breaks down the grad school application process and key considerations.