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One video, 60 seconds, countless reasons to consider SUNY Oswego.

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Explore our nearly 200 clubs and organizations that can forge connections and create opportunities.

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Once you have determined that graduate school is right for you, think about how to begin preparing and positioning yourself to be a competitive applicant and eventually a successful graduate student.

1. The application process: It is a long one. And expensive. And tough. You can DO it.

2. The timeline: Deadline are deadlines. Miss them, and you'll be on to plan "B."

3. Entrance exams: Just when you thought it was over - the SAT on steroids....

4. Admissions essays and personal statements: A daunting task, but one that can set you apart from the crowd.