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?
Think student services on campus are just for undergrads? Think again! The fees you pay as a graduate student each semester allow you to use a variety of services on campus. Here’s a helpful guide to getting the most out of the services you pay for. The Student Health and Counseling Center offers a variety of… Continue reading Utilizing Campus Resources as a Grad Student
So you’re officially a graduate student at SUNY Plattsburgh! Your acceptance letter has been busted open and carefully read (and re-read), your deposit has been paid, and you’re rearing and ready to go. If you’ve never been a student at SUNY Plattsburgh before, there may be a few questions lurking in your mind. SUNY Plattsburgh… Continue reading Prepping for Grad Life at Plattsburgh