Please find the association tied to your field.
Choosing an undergraduate major is the first step toward specialization. Graduate study builds on that disciplinary training.
Vendors offering test preparation and other material also offer advice, such as this site for international students
You will be competing against other excellent college graduates for admission and aid. It’s important to do well in your Marymount classes in the major—but even more important to demonstrate interest, initiative, and ability in your studies overall. Here are a few suggestions for making yourself a standout:
Talk to your professors: not only will they be more likely to write you a strong letter of recommendation, but you may even learn something!
Keep abreast of current affairs: regularly read a newspaper (The Washington Post is free on campus), and browse a journal in your discipline.
Apply for everything: one award or grant often leads to another.
Practice writing and public speaking.