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The earlier you begin your research about graduate studies and potential universities you may want to apply to, the better. This will allow you more time to prepare yourself to be a well-rounded, competitive applicant. It's never too early to begin discovering all of the options that await you and preparing for these new challenges.

As you research your graduate school options, you will probably encounter several new and unfamiliar terms. Before you begin, review a list of the most common graduate terms.  This will avoid some confusion and help you get the most from the information you find.

Where can I go for more information? Although your best resources of information about potential graduate schools and programs are often your professors, advisors, career services staff, professionals in your field of interest, and peers pursuing graduate study, there are several online resources where you can search for schools and programs that may fit your interests and needs. These include: