Is Graduate School Right For Me?

Making the decision to go to graduate school is one that takes time and careful planning. It is also one that can be tremendously rewarding and challenging. No matter where you are in the process, use this site to find information, advice, tips and resources.

What are some good reasons to go to graduate school? (from University of Pennsylvania’s Career Services)

Identifying and Selecting Programs
Similar to the undergraduate admissions process, universities offering graduate-level engineering courses have unique deadlines, programs and admissions requirements. It can be overwhelming to keep yourself organized, so here are some tips to get started:

There are many components to a graduate school application: forms, academic transcripts, personal statements, test scores, and letters of recommendation. Check out this timeline to help you stay on track.

Many graduate programs require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The General GRE is offered in computer-based testing format. The closest test location to Dartmouth is in Concord, NH.

Check out the following test prep books in our library:


For detailed information on continuing your advanced education at Thayer, pursuing your B.E., specific considerations and for frequently asked questions, use our drop down menus on the left or just click each of the hyperlinks.