Graduate School Preparation
Recommendations for Students Planning on Attending Graduate School
- Start preparation early for graduate schools. Get information on the requirements, which vary from one school to the next, but almost always require that you take the GRE (basic and/or advanced) and have certain courses in your background.
- It is very important that you talk with faculty members about your interests and career objectives. They can often guide you to the right places and provide helpful pointers on admissions.
- Prepare for the GRE. Take a review course or purchase a guidebook from a bookstore. Practice taking the test. Many graduate schools are requiring minimum scores before they will consider you. Many concepts from Theory of Computation (COSC 340) appear on the advanced GRE.
- Obtain some research experience, either at Wofford or through an off-campus program. Also, there are quite a few summer research programs at various universities. We post information about these on the bulletin board outside the CS offices, or you can inquire in the departmental office. These experiences are critical to your professional development and will provide you with important contacts that may prove essential to your chances for admission to the best programs.