The Graduate & Professional Schools Fair will be held October 24, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand and Rion Ballrooms.
Here you can explore grad school options (including medical, law, business, education and other programs), meet with admissions representatives and find out about financial assistance. This single event is a great way for every student to gain BIG insights on your graduate school plans in a small amount of time. This event is open to UF student and alumni.
You only need a few minutes to prepare for GAP Day. Here are a few things you'll want to keep in mind:
- Research programs that interest you (website, geographic location & degree programs)
- Use resources like GradSchools.com to look for graduate programs
- Research specific institutes have your program(s) of interest
- Review application deadlines, admissions exam(s) registration deadline and testing policies at individual institutions
- Consider the geographic location of the program you are interested in
- Explore the program's focus (research or applied) and your career interests
- Consider graduate school costs
- General Programs – Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
- Law School – Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
- Medical School - Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
- Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Programs – Graduate Management Admissions Text (GMAT)
- Pharmacy School - Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
Depending on the field of study you choose to enter, each program may require a different admissions exam with a different minimum score. Be sure to carefully research the required exams and minimum score for your desired program and institution. Here is a list of some of common examinations:
- Gator 1 Card or Gator 1 ID Number for admission in to the event
- Professional attire is encouraged, but not required for this event
- Many copies of your resume (updated & proofread)
- Notepad and pen to jot down notes of your conversations with admissions officers to use during your follow-ups
- List of priority schools to visit
- List of questions to ask the admissions officers (admissions timelines, requirements, and other items not answered on their website)
- Keep an open mind and talk to many different programs, you never know which is your right fit.