For Students

    CGS provides resources on a range of topics for current and prospective graduate students. The following links provide information and resources for graduate students on a range of topics.


    Publications for Students

    CGS has developed several publications designed to assist students in making decisions about continuing their education beyond the baccalaureate.


    Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees, and Assistants (PDF)

    Resolution renewed 10/14

    In 2014, the Council of Graduate Schools reaffirmed their support of what is known as the “April 15th Resolution,” which concerns the obligations of graduate institutions and prospective graduate students regarding offers and acceptances of financial support.


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.


    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.


    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. Based in Washington, DC, the organization provides its members with regular updates and analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals and policies that affect graduate education.
    View Public Policy work


    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.