Cornell University

Graduate School Day

Graduate School Day is part of Cornell's annual two-day event offering students the opportunity to talk informally with representatives from diverse graduate and professional schools from around the country. A wide variety of graduate and professional schools and health-related programs will be represented at the event on Wednesday, October 2, 11:00 am—2:00 pm, in Barton Hall. (Students interested in studying law should see the information on Law School Day.)

Admissions representatives will be at tables arranged in alphabetical order. Representatives will describe features of their schools, discuss admissions criteria, and answer questions. They will also distribute materials about their schools. It is not necessary to dress up; school attire is fine.

Your time at Graduate School Day will be most effective if you prepare in advance of attending. Knowing basic information about the graduate schools, as well as what's important to you as you decide where to apply and ultimately where to attend, will help you decide what you need to learn from the representatives at the event.

Peterson's Annual Guide to Graduate Study, which provides listings of schools by area of specialization, plus discipline-specific directories are available at Cornell Career Services in 103 Barnes Hall and your CCNet homepage. You can use these to develop a preliminary list of schools you'd like to learn more about at the event. Visit the schools' websites for more complete information on academic programs, research facilities, current faculty, financial aid resources, cost of study, cost of living, and application requirements.