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.
Guidelines for the funding include:
Eligibility: 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.
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 in order to receive funding.
Application Process: 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.” Students must apply for funding prior to the start date of a test preparation course or before purchasing materials. Funding cannot be utilized for test preparation courses already in progress or materials previously purchased. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the 2017-2018 academic year until available funding is depleted. Applications are available starting August 29, 2017.
Funding Levels and Requirements: 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 2017-2018 academic year is $5,000.00. Funding must be utilized between August 29, 2017 and May 11, 2018 for graduating seniors and between August 29, 2017 and August 29, 2018 for all other students. Documentation of test preparation enrollment or preparation material purchase must be provided before funds are released to the student.