Your academic department should be your first
stop for graduate school information. There, you will find resources for
students who are interested in learning more about graduate studies in related
fields, including information about assistantships, scholarships, and high
quality graduate programs nationwide. Academic departments— and individual
instructors—vary in their approach to graduate school preparation programming.
Some departments rely on instructors and advisors to disseminate this
information in class and advising appointments; others host graduate school
nights, sponsor pre-professional test preparation sessions, and/or invite
alumni and other representatives from graduate programs to meet with their
student organizations. Departments can also provide referrals for internships
and other opportunities for practical experience, and other ideas for
strengthening your graduate school applications. If you haven’t already, talk
with your professors and advisors about where they completed their graduate
work. Consider joining a departmental or pre-professional student organization.
1140 Centennial Hall ~ 608.785-8514 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Career Services office is an essential
resource for students who are serious about preparing for graduate school. The
staff can assist you with resumes, interviewing skills, graduate school
applications and entrance exams, personal statements, and searching for
appropriate graduate programs. They can help you establish a timeline for
completing applications and other important milestones in the graduate school
preparation process. Log in to EAGLE OPPORTUNITIES using your 8.4 account to
find internships, research opportunities, and other practical experience in
your field. The Career Services staff is experienced in assisting students from
every university major. Stop in or call to make an appointment.
Undergraduate Research & Creativity
Main Hall ~ 608.785-8040 ~ email@example.com
Designing and completing an undergraduate
research project is a reliable way to make yourself a more competitive graduate
school applicant. Undergraduate Research Grant proposals are solicited once
each semester from students, who must consult with a faculty mentor, prepare a
research budget, and write a narrative detailing their proposed research
project. Upon successful completion of their research, students awaited
undergraduate research funds have several opportunities to present their
research at local, regional, and national conferences. This office also
sponsors the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research, and coordinates
student representation at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research
and the UW System Symposium & Posters in the Rotunda.
Counseling & Testing
Morris Hall ~ 608.785-8073 ~ www.uwlax.edu/counseling
The Counseling & Testing office offers a
wide variety of services that are beneficial to prospective graduate students.
They offer individual and group counseling services related to stress
management, mental health issues, learning disabilities, and study skills
development, as well as several free online self-assessments. Walk-in hours are
available from 1-4 pm daily for students who wish to consult with a counselor.
Additionally, the Counseling & Testing office is responsible for
coordinating pre-professional and admission exam appointments for current UWL
students. Anyone hoping to take the GRE, the GMAT, or another pre-professional
exam should check with this office to schedule a time. The GRE is designed and
scored by Educational Testing Services. You can find out more about the
structure of the general and subject exams, and download ETS’ free GRE prep
software, PowerPREP® by accessing www.takethegre.org.
Continuing Education & Extension
Morris Hall ~ 608.785-6504
The Office of Continuing Education and Extension
offers GRE preparation courses on an annual basis. There are typically one or
two free information sessions offered, as well as a rigorous preparation course
for a fee. More information can be found by visiting their GRE preparation
Multicultural Student Services
Centennial Hall ~ 608.785-8225 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Multicultural Student Services
(OMSS) offers support to students from traditionally underrepresented or
disadvantages backgrounds. They provide academic support, host cultural events,
coordinate the efforts of campus diversity organizations, and offer extensive
outreach and pre-college preparation to the community. Their programming is
designed to increase the undergraduate & graduate enrollment and retention
rates among students from multicultural backgrounds, and to improve the quality
of the educational and social environment at UWL. OMSS can connect you with
the resources you need to be successful at the undergraduate level and beyond.
Check their calendar for ways to get involved.
Student Support Services
Centennial Hall ~ 608.785-8535
Like the McNair Scholars program, SSS is a
federal TRIO program. It is funded by the U.S Department of Education to
provide personal, academic, and career support services to low-income and
first-generation UWL students, and students with disabilities. SSS typically
accepts first and second year students from any university major; the staff
provides tutoring, academic advising, financial assistance, and other services
designed to help students motivate and support students so they stay in school,
and stay on track for graduation. Stop in to see if you’re eligible and apply.
Main Hall ~ 608.785-8604 ~ email@example.com
Students who have completed a FAFSA (Free
Application for Federal Student Aid) and who have an EFC (Expected Family
Contribution) of $1400 or less qualify for a fee reduction on the GRE, which
lowers the cost of the general exam from $160 to $80. There is no fee reduction
for the GRE subject tests. Make an appointment with a financial aid counselor
to determine whether you are eligible BEFORE you register to take the GRE. You
may also want to schedule an appointment to discuss the types of financial aid
available to graduate students on our campus, and begin researching ideas for
funding your own graduate education. The Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP)
Fellowship is available to students of color who pursue graduate education on
Graduate Admissions Office
Cleary Center ~ 608.785-8939 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are considering one of UWL’s many graduate programs, you are encouraged to contact the Admissions office to discuss the application process and timeline. The graduate school application is complete online, at http://www.apply.wisconsin.edu – if you have applied to a UW System school using the online system in the past, your login information should remain the same. The application fee for graduate students is $56. Students with questions about specific graduate programs are encouraged to instead visit the Graduate Studies office (220 Morris).
Office of University Graduate Studies
220 Morris Hall ~ 608.785-8124 ~ email@example.com
UWL offers numerous opportunities at the Masters and Educational Specialist level, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Stop in the office or visit the website, or schedule a time to meet with a member of the graduate faculty in your prospective department. Students with questions about the graduate school application process are encouraged to instead visit the Graduate Admissions office (Cleary Center).