The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Apply to Graduate School

Many Reed graduates go on to earn an advanced degree. The Center for Life Beyond Reed is here to help with every step of the process—from exploring options to submitting applications.

Graduate School Information by Discipline

General Resources

Personal Statements

Personal statements—also called "application essays" or "statements of purpose"—are essays that explain why you are seeking to attend graduate school. There is no formula to follow in shaping your response, only choices for you to make, such as whether you should write an essay that is more autobiographically focused or one that is more professionally focused. The following sites can help guide you:

Letters of Recommendation

Our Reference Protocol (PDF) outlines all of the etiquette around letters of recommendation.  Remember: give your references 4–5 weeks' notice when requesting a letter!

Test Prep Services

Express Advising and Drop-In Hours 

Please note that Express Advising and Drop-In Hours will be on hiatus during fall break, and will resume as scheduled on 11/28

Express Advising with PCAs

Hours:
Sun-Thurs, 6-8pm
Locations:
Prexy Conference Room

Drop-In Advising with CLBR Staff

Hours:
Mon-Fri, 11:30-1:30
Locations:
Mondays: Commons
Tuesdays: MRC (Student Center)
Wednesdays: Commons
Thursdays: International Student Services
Fridays:  MRC (Student Center) 

 


Come See Us!
Hours:
Mon-Thur, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri, 8:30 a.m.–noon

 

Location:
Prexy 
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Join our google groups:

Pre-Health
Pre-Law
 

Email us:
beyondreed@reed.edu
clbrfellowships@reed.edu