‚Äčgraduation cap icon for explore grade school

As a current undergraduate student at UCSB, graduate school is one of several options available to you upon graduation. Whether you are wondering if graduate school can boost your career prospects, or you have your sights set on a specific program of interest, there is a lot to learn about continuing your education.

Educate yourself about the process of searching for graduate or professional schools and applying for admission, from your initial point of exploration through your final decision to attend. Move through each step with confidence and support.

Topics to Explore Grad School

Prepare for Further Education


UCSB student and grad school admissions officer discussing graduate school for grad school 101
Grad School 101

Learn the different degrees, steps to finding programs, and best times to attend graduate school

photo UCSB student researching LSAT for entrance exams
Entrance Exams

Get familiar with the GRE and other common entrance exams to pursue graduate study

photo of UCSB student and grad school recruiter shaking hands for letters of rec
Letters of Rec

Determine how to select letter writers and prepare your requests with professional etiquette

UCSB student receiving grad school essay critique from recruiter for essays

Compose your statement of purpose, personal statement, or application essay with confidence

UCSB student receiving critique for undergrad cvs
Undergrad CVs

Get your academic CV ready to submit and stand out among any stack of applications

UCSB student in a grad school admissions interview
Admissions Interviews

Prepare for a potential interview as part of the admissions process for a graduate program

UCSB student making a decision about grad school
The Decision

Navigate your final steps upon admission to a program and decide which one you will attend