Why Gallaudet for Graduate School?

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The Graduate School at Gallaudet University draws on Gallaudet's rich heritage, distinguished faculty and staff, and ASL-English bilingual environment to carry out its multifaceted mission

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Why Gallaudet for Graduate School?

  1. 1. Gallaudet University, Graduate Admissions Office, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why go to Graduate School? </li></ul><ul><li>How to prepare for Graduate School? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the application process at Gallaudet? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Go to Graduate School to: <ul><li>Expand your knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your job prospects </li></ul><ul><li>Have an opportunity to conduct research </li></ul><ul><li>Retrain for a new career </li></ul>
  4. 4. Education = Opportunity http://www.bls.gov/ 5/5/09 Current National Statistics (BLS - 2008)
  5. 5. Gallaudet offers programs in the three fastest growing fields -- <ul><li>Audiologist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment is expected to grow 10 percent from 2006 to 2016 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School Psychologist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not only is the job outlook good, so are the working conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special Education Teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations </li></ul></ul>http://www.usnews.com/sections/education/index.html (5/7/09)
  6. 6. Typical Graduate School Preparation <ul><li>Completed BA or BS degree </li></ul><ul><li>Taken qualifying exams (GRE or MAT) </li></ul><ul><li>Written essays, transcripts, letters of recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the application deadline (Most February 15) </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>If you have a low GPA, make sure you make note of why in your application </li></ul><ul><li>If your GPA in your major is higher, point that out in your essays </li></ul>Grades
  8. 8. <ul><li>Have faculty who can speak to your ability to do graduate level work </li></ul><ul><li>Give your recommenders plenty of time to complete this task </li></ul><ul><li>Gently remind / verify as deadline approaches </li></ul>Letters of recommendation
  9. 9. <ul><li>Prepare for these tests </li></ul><ul><li>Can take them multiple times if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Take practice exam early </li></ul>Test Scores
  10. 10. <ul><li>Be honest and sincere </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to your target department </li></ul><ul><li>Edit for grammar, spelling & coherence </li></ul><ul><li>Speak to tour strengths & weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Address any irregularities in your record </li></ul>Goals Statement
  11. 11. <ul><li>Get application in EARLY </li></ul><ul><li>Stand out from the crowd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit, call, email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check to see if your file is complete </li></ul>Overall advice
  12. 12. What happens to your application?
  13. 13. YOUR ADMISSION DECISION COULD BE:
  14. 14. Why choose Gallaudet? <ul><li>According to the 2006 Gallaudet Alumni Survey, our graduate students say that their Gallaudet degrees have opened many doors for them. As one alumnus said, &quot;I think Gallaudet is Mecca in the Deaf world. You can truly network among the professionals who can help you connect to a job.&quot; </li></ul>Gallaudet University, Graduate Admissions Office, 2010
  15. 15. Questions??? <ul><li>Contact the Graduate Admissions Office at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wednesday Luria Coordinator, Prospective Graduate Student Services Kendall Hall, 1st Floor (202) 651-5647 [email_address] [email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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