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Approximately 80% of Harvard College students eventually go on to earn a graduate or professional degree. To set the stage for careful decision making, it is important to establish a clear idea about your reasons for pursuing advanced study and the realities of your imagined future career path:

  • What factors are motivating you to begin graduate study?
  • Do you have a passion for a particular field of study?
  • Has a professor or mentor encouraged you to pursue a graduate or professional degree?
  • Do you feel ready for graduate school, or are you responding to expectations from others?
  • Do your skills and interests match the degree program you’re considering?
  • Is a degree a prerequisite? Will it help you to advance or to transition into a new field?
  • Have you weighed the investment of time and resources, including lost earnings?
  • Are you aware of the marketability of your degree and the job prospects?

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