About: In response to student requests and thanks to support from the Office of the President, Pitzer Career Services is administering a fund to provide limited support to students who are preparing to take a graduate admissions examination.
Students may apply for funding to support CBEST, DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT, PCAT or TOEFL test preparation. Live or online courses, as well as materials such as books and software, will be considered for funding. Because cost reduction waivers are available from the testing organizations, funding from Pitzer College is not available for test registration fees.
Eligibility: Students of junior and senior status who currently are enrolled at Pitzer College are eligible to apply. Students must have demonstrated financial need as verified by the Financial Aid Office to receive funding.
Application Process: Through the Formstack link below, students apply by submitting contact information, a resume, budget, and the response to one essay question: “Explain why graduate school or professional school is important to your career plans.” Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the 2020-2021 academic year until available funding is depleted. Applications are available starting July 1, 2020.
Funding Levels: Applications for a minimum of $100.00 and maximum of $1,000.00 will be considered. Applications may be partially funded. The available budget for the 2020-2021 academic year is $5,000.00. NEW! If approved for funding, test prep funding must be utilized within 30 days. If funding is not utilized within 30 days, funding offer will be rescinded and the applicant will need to reapply.
Requirements: To be considered for a reimbursement, students must apply for funding prior to registering for a test preparation course or before purchasing materials. Funding cannot be utilized for test preparation courses already in progress or materials purchased before July 31, 2020. After approved for funding, documentation will be required for reimbursement. Pitzer Test Prep Assistance Funding is not guaranteed by the submission of an application as the annual budget is very limited.