- Download The UNC Asheville Career Center's Graduate School Planning Guide
- Graduate School Planning Timeline
- Test Preparation Courses are offered through the Asheville Graduate Center throughout the school year. The Graduate Test Prep Coordinator is Nancy Williams, 828.250.2353, email@example.com. Visit their website for details on GRE, LSAT, and Effective Teacher Training Prep Courses.
Graduate School Links
- Peterson's Education Center Helps you locate grad schools. A wealth of information on education, jobs and careers.
- Gradschools.com Online resource to help you locate graduate schools. Searchable by program and/or region.
- The Princeton Review Explore schools, careers, scholarships, and aid options
- Yahoo's List of U.S. Universities
- U.S. News Graduate School Rankings
- BrainTrack College & University Directory
- MBA Explorer Access to 200 graduate business school web sites. Help with financial aid, GMAT information and online registration
- Graduate Degree Fairs for the Public Good from idealist.org
- Law School Comparison
- Business School Comparison
- Medical School Comparison
Graduate School Resume and CV Writing
Graduate School Essay Writing
- Grad School Essays (Prezi presentation)
- Personal Statements & Application Essays (Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill)
- 12 Tips for writing your essay
- Preparing to write your graduate school essay
- Drafting your graduate school essay
- Completing your graduate school essay
- Goals for Grad School Statement of Purpose
Graduate School Funding Resources
- Nationally Competitive Fellowship Programs & Other Funding Opportunities - Compiled by North Carolina State University
- External Grants and Fellowships - Compiled by Binghamton University, State University of New York
- Graduate Fellowships and Grants - Science, Math, and engineering resources - Compiled by phds.org
- Externally Funded Fellowships - Compiled by the University of Texas at Austin
- NC-529 College Savings Plan Information from the College Foundation of NC
Registration booklets for the following nationally-administered tests are available in the Career Center.
The Asheville Graduate Center administers the GRE (subject only) and LSAT tests on campus. For questions, contact the Asheville Graduate Center, Nancy Williams, 250-2353 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the Asheville Graduate Center does not register students for the tests. You may register online through ETS for the GRE subject tests and LSAC for the LSAT. Visit the Extension and Distance Education Websiteto view current information on test preparation courses.
- GRADUATE RECORD EXAM (GRE) The general exam is currently administered via computer only. See additional details in the registration booklet or call the Prometrics Testing Center locally at 828-253-4224 (31 College Place Building D, Suite 107 Asheville, NC 28801). Computerized GRE also administered at ASU's Computer-Based Testing Center. Please note this software is also downloaded on a Career Center computer if you prefer to practice in the Career Center. For information on the new GRE General Test updates, click here.
- LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST (LSAT) A FREE LSAT sample test is downloaded on a Career Center computer if you would like to practice in the Career Center.
- GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST (GMAT) Computer-adaptive testing only. Call 800-GMAT-NOW or in Asheville call 828-684-8602 for the Pearson Professional Centers at One Town Square Boulevard, Suite 350, Asheville, NC 28803-5007. Download FREE GMAT Prep software here. Please note this software is also downloaded on a Career Center computer if you prefer to practice in the Career Center. More practice GMAT tests.
- MEDICAL COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TEST (MCAT) Download practice MCAT tests here (note there is one free test available, then $35 fee per additional test)
- KAPLAN TEST PREP AND ADMISSIONS offers free practice tests on campus each semester, generally in October and February. Visit the Kaplan Practice Test website for details. Kaplan also offers test preparation courses for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT and more.
- PRINCETON REVIEW Offers test preparation courses for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT exams. In addition, you will find extensive information on graduate, law, business and medical schools & admissions, testing, and financial aid information. Runs discussion groups on various topics about getting into college. Purchase books and software resources.
- PRAXIS Test Prep
- LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY Provides an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests. Students will get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and an individualized analysis of their test results. Included are practice tests for the Praxis, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT and many others. Visit the Learning Express Library (Choose College Students and then Graduate School Entrance Exam Preparation). Please call the library research desk (251-6111) for questions or more information. UNC Asheville students will register with their student ID. Community members and UNC Asheville alumni can access the database by obtaining a password from a local public library, visiting NC Live and searching for Learning Library Express.
- TEST PREP REVIEW A resource for free online practice tests
- Free PRACTICE TESTS & Flash Cards
- More Free PRACTICE TESTS
- PETERSON'S Test Prep Library
- Practice your VOCABULARY here. Give your brain a workout while you help the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).
- Test Prep Comparison
On-line Reference Management
Collect transcripts, letters of recommendation and examples of your work in one place and allow organizations you specify to pull documents up instantly on-line. Log on to RefererenceNow.com.
Online Degree Programs & Accreditation Questions
Choosing an online graduate school can surface many questions. If you are considering an online degree program, it is important to compare the the schools listed on the US News and World Report E-Learning Guide to the accredited schools on the DETC website.
- Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission - Visit this site for a list of all accredited DETC schools. The schools and programs listed on this website are CHEA and USDE accredited programs and schools. Please note that this above database does not list all the online programs already accredited through the Regional Institutional Accrediting Agencies (ex. SACS – Western Carolina University’s Human Resources Program). Accredited SACS schools, as well as other regionally accredited schools (ex. Middle States) offer online programs in conjunction with other programs that are accredited by CHEA and the USDE.
- The University of North Carolina Online - Your gateway to the online programs and courses offered by the 16 campuses of the University.
- Online Degree Comparison
Search for Accredited Higher Education Institutions
- Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
- US Department of Education (USDE) - Determines if school is eligible for federal financial aid.
- There are two types of accreditation agencies:
Regional Institutional Accrediting Agencies – ex. SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).
Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies – ex. Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies and distance education and training council accrediting commission
Visit CHEA for a complete list of all accrediting agencies.