Whether you’re new to campus, or you attended SUNY Plattsburgh for your undergraduate degree, you may not be aware of some of the incredible resources available to you as a graduate student. From library resources, to book nooks, we’ve got the inside scoop about the on-campus resources from the staff/current graduate students in the Graduate… Continue reading Write This Down!: Grads Reveal Their Most Treasured On-Campus Resources
So you’re moving to Plattsburgh and you haven’t started packing, or you have but very s…l…o…w…l…y. Picking up and putting down new roots can be exciting: you get to rearrange stuff, throw out stuff, buy new stuff, but mostly be overwhelmed by all the stuff. As the title of this blog suggests, moving is synonymous… Continue reading Packing Tips: A not-so-comprehensive list (because moving is complicated!)
The warm season is upon us–finally! After a typically brutal winter here in Plattsburgh, Graduate Admissions is coming out of hibernation to prepare for the fall semester. Planning ahead is probably one of the most valuable habits in the academic world. But it’s summer and summer means Netflix, reading for fun, and picnics by Hawkins… Continue reading Getting Ready and Planning Ahead: Coming to Graduate School
The old adage “If at first you don’t succeed…” can take on a whole new meaning when it comes to reapplying to graduate school. We asked current School Psychology student Daniel Schanck about his experience with applying to graduate school, unsuccessfully at first, and how reapplying and improving his application made a huge difference. He is… Continue reading “If at first you don’t succeed…” Reapplying to Graduate School
Graduate school can be an opportunity for many to change their lives, reinvent themselves, and discover their true passions. Some graduate programs at SUNY Plattsburgh accept applicants who have an unrelated undergraduate degree, like the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.), Fitness and Wellness Leadership (M.S.), Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.), and Student Affairs & Higher Education… Continue reading A Change of Heart: Pursuing Graduate Study in a New Field
Every graduate program has different admission requirements when it comes to standardized exams, so it’s important to follow the application instructions for your program(s) of interest carefully. At SUNY Plattsburgh, some graduate programs have no exam requirement, some accept only Graduate Record Exam (G.R.E.) scores, and others offer the option to take either the Miller Analogies… Continue reading Testing, 1… 2…
In the first semester of my senior year in college, it seemed like everyone I knew was preparing to apply for graduate school. Talk of taking the GRE was everywhere, recommendation letters had been requested, and statements of purpose were being drafted and re-drafted. I didn’t understand what the fuss was about. After all, I figured,… Continue reading Do You Know Where You’re Applying to Grad School?