Graduate School Test Preparation
Graduate school admission testing is required by many schools. Preparing for these tests is critical!
The Office of Career Development has many resources available to assist you as you prepare to take required graduate school tests. information and registration forms on the GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, and TOEFL tests are maintained in the Career Development office. Contact the staff in Career Development and visit the Career Development Resource Center for assistance.
Main information sites for graduate school testing
- GRE - Graduate Record Examination
- LSAT - Law School Admissions Test
- GMAT - Graduate Management Admissions Test
- MCAT - Medical College Admissions Test
- TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
Study programs available for purchase
- The Princeton Review - test preparation in GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT and more
- Peterson's - testing preparation, test dates, and resources for the GRE
- Kaplan - test preparation in GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT
- ETS (Educational Testing Service) - GRE and TOEFL test preparation
Free resources on graduate school testing
- GradView.com - assistance in determining which test you will need to take, tips on the tests, and a wide range of resources
- GRE review course - review course and practice test questions for the GRE
This page contains links to web sites that are not under the control of Albion College or the Office of Career Development. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The Office of Career Development provides these links merely as a courtesy. The data contained in this web site is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free.
Tips on Writing a Personal Statement
There are many resources on the Internet to assist you in writing a personal statement for graduate school. No one resource is helpful to everyone and you are encouraged to read several as you start the writing process.
Following are some resources published on the web.
While the above articles can provide insight into writing personal statements, there is no substitute for speaking with people at Albion College. The faculty in your area of study has been through this process and can assist you with questions. In addition, the Office of Career Development is available to you for individual assistance as you start the process.
Divinity Schools and Seminaries
- Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH
- Boston University - School of Theology, Boston, MA
- Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids,MI
- Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, GA
- Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL
- Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN
- Claremont School of Theology, Claremong, CA
- Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
- Drew University - The Theological School, Madison, NJ
- Duke Divinity, Durham, NC
- Earlham University, Richmond, IN
- Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit, MI
- Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL
- Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinatti, Los Angeles, New York, & Jerusalem
- Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO
- Louisville Seminary, Louisville, KY
- McCormick Theology Seminary, Chicago, IL
- Mercer University - Mcafee School of Theology, Atlanta, GA
- Methodist Theological School, Delaware, OH
- One Spirit Learning Alliance, New York, NY
- Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA
- Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA
- Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
- Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO & Oklahoma City, OK
- Southern Methodist University - Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, TX
- Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, VA & Charlotte, NC
- United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH
- The University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, IL
- Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
- Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
What is a Personal Statement?
Writing a personal statement for graduate school applications can feel overwhelming. The purpose of your personal statement is to introduce yourself, explain why you are a good match for the program, market yourself, and entice the admissions committee to positively consider your application. Begin by researching each graduate school you are applying to and learning everything you can about their programs, faculty interests, and requirements for applications.
The Office of Career Development is available to discuss the process with you and assist you as you develop your cover letter – simply contact us.
In addition to Career Development staff, don’t forget the other many resources available to you:
- Albion faculty – they were successful in their applications
- Albion alumni and friends who have gone on to graduate school – they have insight into what worked for them and/or what a specific school is looking for
- Internet sites created by graduate students at various schools – search on the Internet for blogs
- The writing center – available to assist you in the writing process