Student Support Services

Graduate and Professional School Fair

Red Wolves go to Grad School.  IU East Graduate and Professional School Fair.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
10am - 2pm

This an annual event hosted by the Office of Student Support Services. Recruiters from graduate and professional programs in health, law, science, business, engineering, arts, humanities, and more will be available to provide information and materials regarding their specific programs. This event is open to ALL students. Admission is FREE for students, and open to all majors! Free Giveaways!

Springwood Hall Lobby, IU East
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN 47374

Eventbrite - IU East Graduate & Professional School Fair

Please refer any questions regarding registration to Jamie Rippey, Advising Coordinator at 765-973-8302 or via

Sponsored by the Office of Student Support Services, School of Business & Economics, School of Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Nursing & Health Sciences, School of Social Work, the Diversity Committee and Career Services.


Students do need to register to attend this information fair. See information below to make the most of this event.

Reasons to Attend the Graduate and Professional School Fair

  1. Explore the possibilities of graduate and professional education.
  2. Meet with admission representatives and learn more about the requirements for each program.
  3. Gain information about various schools and programs.

How to Prepare

  • Research the schools and programs represented ahead of time. Refer to the list of programs attending that day.
  • Rank the schools according to your preference. Visit the schools you are most interested in first.
  • Prepare questions to ask the representatives ahead of time.
  • Prepare answers for questions representatives might ask you, i.e. Why do you want to attend graduate school? When? What would you like to do with this degree?
  • Dress professionally. Remember, you still want to make a good first impression.
  • Give yourself plenty of time. Arrive early and take a few minutes to review the table map.
  • Ask for the admission representative's business card just in case you have additional questions.

Sample Questions

  • What are the admission requirements (GPA, undergraduate coursework, entrance exams, experience, interview, etc.)?
  • What is the average entrance exam score and GPA of students who are accepted?
  • When is the application deadline?
  • Is there an early admission deadline?
  • What is the application process/timeline (application materials, interview)?
  • Are students admitted in both the fall and spring semesters?
  • How much does the program cost (tuition, student fees, housing)?
  • What types of financial aid are available (fellowships, assistantships, scholarships, loans)?
  • How long is the program?
  • Will I gain clinical/field experience or complete an internship as part of the program?
  • What is the location and size of the institution? Could you tell me more about the facilities (labs, lecture rooms, etc.)?
  • Could you tell me more about student life on campus (diversity of the students, student organizations, housing, and campus support services)?
  • How many faculty members are there and what are their areas of research?
  • Is there anything unique about your program?
  • How important is it for applicants to have extracurricular activities, volunteer and/or work experience?
  • Are there any recommended courses in addition to the stated pre-requisites?
  • Do you provide joint degrees (M.D./Ph.D., J.D./MBA)?
  • Where are graduates of the program employed?
  • Do you have open houses or information sessions?
  • Would it be possible for me to arrange a campus visit in which I could meet with admissions representatives, current students, and faculty?
  • Is it possible to work full-time and complete the degree as a part-time student?
  • Is a thesis, dissertation, or comprehensive examination(s) required for completion of the degree?
  • Will I be able to take electives to pursue other areas of interest?
  • Will completion of the program meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification needed to enter a particular occupation?
  • What is the projected size of the entering class?
  • Does your program offer any programs for underrepresented minority students?
Red Wolves go to Grad School.