Reasons for Starting Graduate School Right Away

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Some reasons for continuing to graduate or professional school immediately after earning your bachelor's degree may include:

  • You have momentum and a desire to continue being a student.
  • You have the study skills and time management needed to succeed.
  • You have few obligations and have flexibility in your life.  
  • You will gain the credentials needed for “entry-level” positions.
  • The school you are applying to does not require extensive work experience prior to applying.
  • You have the financial means to attend.

Not all of these may apply to you, but at least some of them should be true.