Graduate School Preparation and Resources

In graduate school preparation seminars, scholars receive an overview of higher education, discuss strategies for surviving and thriving in graduate school, and focus on developing important research and writing skills that will help participants prepare for and succeed in graduate school.

The McNair Scholars Program assists scholars with GRE preparation, finding the right fit in a graduate program, completing application materials, and researching fellowship and other funding opportunities. Scholars learn how to navigate the application process, write a statement of purpose, and construct a curriculum vita.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Fee Reduction Waivers: McNair Scholars are eligible for GRE General and Subject Test fee reduction waivers to defray the cost of the GRE, which is required as part of the admissions process for many masters and Ph.D. programs.

Graduate Application Fee Waivers: Many graduate programs across the country offer benefits to McNair Scholars, including graduate application fee waivers and fellowships. Find out which graduate schools offer fee waivers, fellowships, and/or other benefits:

Funding for Graduate School Visits: Scholars may receive funding to travel to graduate schools to meet with faculty and to learn more about the program and institution before they make their final graduate school decision.