Graduate School and Licensure Information
Below, find information regarding applying, attending, and financing Graduate School or Professional School.
General Grad School Resources
- The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
- American Bar Association Approved Law Schools
- Association of American Medical Colleges
- Business School Comparison
- Career Guidance Foundation School Search
- Graduate Management Admission Council
- Graduate School Resource
- Graduate School Testing Services
- Law School Admission Council
- Law School Comparison
- Medical School Comparison
- USF LSAT Prep Course Spring 2011
- Official MBA Guide
- Peterson's Educational Center
- Study Abroad.com
- Choosing & Applying to Grad School PDF
- Online Colleges
Suggested Readings Resource
How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement (4th Edition), Mark Alan Stewart
Financial Aid Resources
- American Orchestras Fellowship
- Art Scholarships & Grants
- Brokescholar Scholarship Search
- City Hall Fellows
- Collegeboard Scholarship Search
- Council of Graduate Schools Fellowships & Financial Aid
- Fastweb Scholarship Search
- Idealist.org Fellowships
- One-Year Service Opportunities
- Scholarsite Scholarship Search
- United States Department of Agriculture Scholarship
- World Affairs Council Scholarships
- California Student Aid Commission
- The Smart Guide to Financial Aid
- U.S. Dept. of Education Student Guide to Financial Aid
- USF Office of Financial Aid
- Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
- Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
- Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Handouts on Financing Graduate School:
Medical School Information:
- Should I Aspire in a Career in Medicine?
- Prospective Pre-Med Information
- Hands-on Experience
- Timetable for Medical School Applicants
- Campus Resources
Dental School Information:
Law School Information:
Choosing a Law School
While many students rely on rankings when applying to law school, it’s important to remember that there are many other valuable factors to be considered. Consider your own needs in terms of location, diversity, curriculum, required test scores, cost, professors, and financial aid to help you choose the law schools that may be best for you.
The following may be helpful in evaluating your decision to apply to a particular school:
- Visit the Law School Admission Council website to find a wealth of information for prospective students.
- Call the Career Services Center to make an appointment to meet with a career counselor to discuss your plans, ask questions, and receive guidance.
- Conduct Informational Interviews: if possible, speak with current law school students and faculty in the programs you are interested in.
- Review the California State Bar Association's Examination Results. Examine the bar pass rates for ABA and non-ABA accredited schools.
- Research the average and mean LSAT scores and GPAs of admitted students for the programs you are interested in. However, remember that high scores alone are not guarantee of admission. Likewise, if your application showcases other strong qualities and accomplishments, scores lower than the average should not prevent you applying to particular programs.
- Do a side-by-side comparison of the schools you are interested in. What are their acceptance rates, LSAT and GPA scores, bar pass rates, placement rates, tuition, and financial aid availability? Also look at other factors that are important to you, such as location, diversity of student body and faculty, extracurricular activities (Law Review and/or student organizations and clubs), campus facilities, career services, and classes in your areas of interest.
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Counselor Licensure Information:
Becoming a licensed professional counselor can seem and be complex at times. State licensure boards have provided the necessary information regarding their requirements to practice as a counselor in their state, however, this material can often times be tricky to find. As a student or recent graduate, it is common to feel overwhelmed with the required steps toward licensure and in what order to approach these steps.