Graduate School Preparation


Graduate School Preparation Seminar

The Graduate School Preparation Seminar (GSPS) will take place once in the Spring Semester and once in the Fall Semester.

 GSPS provides information about:

  • Finding a Graduate/Professional School
  • Applying to Graduate School
  • GRE and other tests
  • Creating a Personal Profile
  • Utilizing Campus Resources

Register for GSPS Spring 2016

Seating is limited to 40. Those who register after the 40 seats are booked, your name will be included in a waitlist. You must RSVP by paying no later than one week before the event. To reserve your seat, please register and pay by February 5, 2016. If you fail to RSVP by February 5, your seats will be given to those next in line. 

Grad School Prep Seminar

  • What: One (1) day seminar
  • When: Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • Where: Altgeld Hall 125
  • Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Includes: Lunch, multiple sessions, networking opportunities, give aways and more!

Register here

GRE Basics One-Day Sessions

This year, GRE Basics has a new structure! OSEEL will be hosting GRE Basics one-day sessions offered TWICE during the Fall 2015 semester.  This one-day format has been restructured from previous GRE Basics Workshops to increase students' familiarity with the GRE, accommodate busy schedules, and provide a quick but detailed overview of the GRE. 

The one-day GRE Basics Workshops will take place on two separate days in February and March, 02/19/16 (10AM-Noon) & 03/10/16 (11:30AM-1:30PM). Each 1-day session will cover the same materials, including what the GRE is, the sections offered, types of questions, and basic study tips.  

Students planning to take the GRE are encouraged to attend at least one of the one-day sessions; students are not required to attend multiple sessions.  Students attending a one-day session will receive the GRE Test Prep Book, valued at $40!

A $25 registration fee (non-refundable) must be submitted to by cash or check to OSEEL on or before the day of the event. 

Register for a GRE Basics Workshop

For a more detailed GRE Review course, be sure the explore The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming options which include GRE Test Prep Courses and LSAT Test Prep Courses.

Need help covering the cost of the GRE? Click here for more information about NIU Financial Aid's GRE Fee Reduction Request Form.

GRE Basics Workshop

  • What: GRE Sessions
  • When: Friday, February 19, 2016 (10:00am-12:00PM) and Thursday, March 10, 2016 (11:30am-1:30pm)
  • Where: Altgeld Hall, room 125
  • Cost: $25
  • Includes: One-Day session & GRE Test Prep book (valued at $40)

Register here