The decision to attend graduate school can be stressful and it occurs during a time when students are making other important life decisions, such as deciding where to live and what type of career to pursue. As a professor, I made this same decision and went through the graduate school experience myself. I’ve also advised and written recommendation letters for many criminal justice students applying to graduate programs. So, these are pointers from my experience that are intended to help you decide if graduate school is right for you. What I’ve noticed throughout the years is that students frequently ask several common questions. My intention here is to help reduce your stress about the graduate school decision by addressing these frequently raised questions.