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GRASP: GRAduate School Preparation
This is the capstone project of the CSU RISE Program that guides students through the graduate school application process and how to prepare  a competitive graduate school application.

What are the Project Activities?
bullet point image Graduate school advice and counseling.

bullet point image Source of graduate school Information.
bullet point image GRE preparation workshop, and . . .
bullet point image How to prepare the graduate school application package including the personal statement.


Is there any Monetary Support? - Yes!
bullet point image Partial GRE test fee waiver for enrolled CSU students.
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Free GRE prep workshop on the CSU campus - TBA, email for anticipated schedule.


What are the Expected Short-term Outcomes?
bullet point image Improved writing  skills needed to prepare a competitive graduate school application.

What are the Expected Intermediate-term Outcomes?

bullet point image Informed choices about existing graduate programs and schools.
bullet point image Greater probability of getting into a desired graduate school.
bullet point image Acceptance into programs where you are likely to succeed.

What are the Expected Outcomes in the Long-term?

bullet point image Successful completion of Ph.D. program.
bullet point image Establishment of CSU pipelines to specific graduate programs.
bullet point image Maintain contacts with CSU faculty as a useful resource while in graduate school.


Where can I find more information about graduate programs and financial support while in graduate school?

Here are some useful websites:

bullet point image NIH Predoctoral Fellowships bullet point image NSF Graduate Fellowships
bullet point image Graduate Record Exam bullet point image Graduate School Funding


Eventually I would like to apply to a Ph.D. program.  But I think that I will not be quite ready when I graduate or have not decided on which program.  What are my choices?
bullet point image There are a number of post-baccalaureate "BRIDGE" and "PREP" programs hosted at universities around the nation. A complete listing of programs supported by the NIH may be found at the NIH website.  Each provide generous student financial support.

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