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Waiting For Admissions Results: How To Sta ...

December 24th, 2016

  All your applications are submitted. The holidays are over. All that’s left is waiting for graduate admissions results to roll in. Life is great, right? WRONG. In reality, this is usually the worst ...

Graduate School With A Low GPA

Graduate School With A Low GPA

April 7th, 2016

Can I get into graduate school with a low GPA? This is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear. It’s also a very difficult one to answer because it will vary depending on the ...

I Found A Typo In My Statement of Purpose ...

March 25th, 2018

  You spent weeks outlining your statement of purpose. You worked through 7 different drafts this month, and even got feedback on it from your recommenders and a few friends. You made a few ...

How Important Is Publishing Before Grad Sc ...

March 25th, 2018

  This question comes up a million times when talking about graduate applications. After the GPA, recommendation letters, and GREs, the question of how important publishing before grad school is ranks high on the ...

What If I Like The Program, But Not The Pr ...

March 25th, 2018

  You’ve landed a spot at one of your top programs. You’re so excited for the prospective visit weekend that you can’t sleep. You’ve worked on your list of questions for discussion ahead of ...

Online PhD vs. Online Doctorate — Wh ...

March 17th, 2018

  As we’ve discussed in other posts, online education is here to stay. With the continuously evolving landscape in higher education, potential graduate school applicants now face myraid choices not just in the programs ...

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Can I Turn Down An Interview?

December 25th, 2016

Yes. But you probably shouldn’t turn down a grad school interview. Next question…… Not a satisfying answer? Ok, we’ll elaborate. Note: If you want to attend, but have another commitment, that’s a different post. Fact: At ...

If you haven't heard back from graduate school admissions yet, does it mean you're rejected?

I Haven’t Heard Back Yet, AM I REJEC ...

December 23rd, 2016

For most applicants, the blissful few weeks after applications are submitted is a gift. Finals are over and you have a week or two away from work and school. But after the holidays wind down and you’ve ...

Grad School Interview Conflicts

Grad School Interview Conflicts

December 13th, 2016

Grad school interview conflicts are a great problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. The first time you get an interview invitation, it’s incredibly exciting. Then as more trickle in, you realize that you’ve ...

How to explain a low gpa in your statement of purpose

Explaining A Low GPA in Your Statement of ...

July 19th, 2016

So you’ve taken the GRE, whittled down your list of target schools, and got your letters of recommendation squared away. Now the panic of trying to figure out just what heck to write in your Statement of ...

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Example Email To Professor

July 10th, 2016

Writing an email to professor as a grad school applicant can seem daunting, but should be fun! Here’s how to ensure you start off on the right foot. First, if you haven’t read through ...

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Top Universities You Didn’t Know Had ...

July 9th, 2016

      A decade ago, an online masters degree was generally seen as not all that reputable– at least in comparison to “traditional” degree programs. Fortunately those days are behind us. Technology is changing the ...

You CAN Get Into Grad School With Low GRE ...

June 19th, 2016

  Grad School With Low GRE Scores? Yes! We’re going to try and convince you that you can get into graduate school with a mediocre GRE score. In some cases even a low one. ...

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My Recommender Is Famous, I’m Kind O ...

June 13th, 2016

Beliefs come from somewhere. Never before has a belief popped into existence without a reason behind it. Perhaps that’s why it’s so hard to kill a belief once it’s gotten started, even in lieu of any facts: vaccines ...

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Should I Contact Professors Before Applyin ...

May 24th, 2016

This is a pretty common question among graduate school applicants: Should I contact a professor before applying if I’m interested in working with them? The answer: sometimes yes, sometimes no. Given how unhelpful that answer is, ...

GRE Words

How Many GRE Words Should I Learn?

May 10th, 2016

Learning GRE words can be a daunting aspect of your study program. It’s about practicing questions andlearning material, which is a process that can takes weeks, months, or even years. This is the exact opposite of the quantitative section, ...

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Degree Inflation: 4 Ways It Impacts Your A ...

May 7th, 2016

  Mo Degrees, Mo Problems? In some ways, yes. Degree inflation (or credential inflation) is an interesting phenomenon. Just 50 years ago, the concept of a civilized society was synonymous with an educated one. The quirk ...

My Recommender Is Famous, I’m Kind Of A Big Deal

famous recommender
June 13th, 2016

Beliefs come from somewhere. Never before has a belief popped into existence without a reason behind it. Perhaps that’s why it’s so hard to kill a belief once ...

Should I Contact Professors Before Applying?

contact professors before applying
May 24th, 2016

This is a pretty common question among graduate school applicants: Should I contact a professor before applying if I’m interested in working with them? The answer: sometimes ...

How Many GRE Words Should I Learn?

GRE Words
May 10th, 2016

Learning GRE words can be a daunting aspect of your study program. It’s about practicing questions andlearning material, which is a process that can takes weeks, months, or even years. This ...

Degree Inflation: 4 Ways It Impacts Your Applications

degree inflation and graduate school applications
May 7th, 2016

  Mo Degrees, Mo Problems? In some ways, yes. Degree inflation (or credential inflation) is an interesting phenomenon. Just 50 years ago, the concept of a civilized society ...

Graduate Application Differences: UK vs USA

graduate application differences
May 3rd, 2016

Graduate Application Differences: USA vs UK   Thinking of applying to graduate programs in the US and UK? Excellent idea! A lot of applicants diversify their ...

GRE Writing Section: The Last Word On If It Matters

GRE Writing
May 1st, 2016

Every single year (literally) thousands of posts litter the internet, from Reddit to Gradcafe to Quora. All these people asking the same question: Does the GRE writing section ...

Where To Find GRE Practice Exams

GRE Practice Exams
May 1st, 2016

Free Instant Access GRE Practice Exams     ETS Once you sign up for the test, you’ll have access to two GRE practice exams with their Powerprep ...

Tips For Choosing Online Graduate Programs

April 28th, 2016

Traditional routes to higher education aren’t for everyone. Those with families, mortgages, a good job, or anyone who lives in remote areas may not have the ...

What Is The Difference Between A CV And A Resume?

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April 27th, 2016

What is the difference between a CV and a resume? Almost all graduate school applications require a CV, and for those that don’t–it’s still a good ...

Grad School Tips

  • Graduate School With A Low GPA
  • April 7th, 2016

    Can I get into graduate school with a low GPA? This is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear. It’s also a very difficult one to ...

  • I Found A Typo In My Statement of Purpose After I Submitted!
  • March 25th, 2018

      You spent weeks outlining your statement of purpose. You worked through 7 different drafts this month, and even got feedback on it from your recommenders ...

  • How Important Is Publishing Before Grad School?
  • March 25th, 2018

      This question comes up a million times when talking about graduate applications. After the GPA, recommendation letters, and GREs, the question of how important publishing ...

  • What If I Like The Program, But Not The Professor?
  • March 25th, 2018

      You’ve landed a spot at one of your top programs. You’re so excited for the prospective visit weekend that you can’t sleep. You’ve worked on ...

  • Online PhD vs. Online Doctorate — What’s The Difference?
  • March 17th, 2018

      As we’ve discussed in other posts, online education is here to stay. With the continuously evolving landscape in higher education, potential graduate school applicants now ...

  • Can I Turn Down An Interview?
  • December 25th, 2016

    Yes. But you probably shouldn’t turn down a grad school interview. Next question…… Not a satisfying answer? Ok, we’ll elaborate. Note: If you want to attend, but have ...

  • I Haven’t Heard Back Yet, AM I REJECTED?
  • December 23rd, 2016

    For most applicants, the blissful few weeks after applications are submitted is a gift. Finals are over and you have a week or two away from work and ...

  • Grad School Interview Conflicts
  • December 13th, 2016

    Grad school interview conflicts are a great problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. The first time you get an interview invitation, it’s incredibly exciting. Then ...

  • Explaining A Low GPA in Your Statement of Purpose
  • July 19th, 2016

    So you’ve taken the GRE, whittled down your list of target schools, and got your letters of recommendation squared away. Now the panic of trying to figure ...

  • Example Email To Professor
  • July 10th, 2016

    Writing an email to professor as a grad school applicant can seem daunting, but should be fun! Here’s how to ensure you start off on the ...

  • Top Universities You Didn’t Know Had Online Masters Degree Programs
  • July 9th, 2016

          A decade ago, an online masters degree was generally seen as not all that reputable– at least in comparison to “traditional” degree programs. Fortunately those ...

  • You CAN Get Into Grad School With Low GRE Scores
  • June 19th, 2016

      Grad School With Low GRE Scores? Yes! We’re going to try and convince you that you can get into graduate school with a mediocre GRE ...

  • My Recommender Is Famous, I’m Kind Of A Big Deal
  • June 13th, 2016

    Beliefs come from somewhere. Never before has a belief popped into existence without a reason behind it. Perhaps that’s why it’s so hard to kill a belief once ...

  • Should I Contact Professors Before Applying?
  • May 24th, 2016

    This is a pretty common question among graduate school applicants: Should I contact a professor before applying if I’m interested in working with them? The answer: sometimes ...

  • How Many GRE Words Should I Learn?
  • May 10th, 2016

    Learning GRE words can be a daunting aspect of your study program. It’s about practicing questions andlearning material, which is a process that can takes weeks, months, or even years. This ...

  • Degree Inflation: 4 Ways It Impacts Your Applications
  • May 7th, 2016

      Mo Degrees, Mo Problems? In some ways, yes. Degree inflation (or credential inflation) is an interesting phenomenon. Just 50 years ago, the concept of a civilized society ...

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famous recommender

My Recommender Is Famous, I’m Kind Of A Big Deal

June 13th, 2016

Beliefs come from somewhere. Never before has a belief popped into existence without a reason behind it. Perhaps that’s why it’s so hard to kill a belief once ...

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How To Write Your Own Grad School Recommendation Letter

April 18th, 2016

NOTE: Forging, altering, or otherwise fabricating letters of recommendation is a criminal offense. Under no circumstances should you submit a letter of recommendation under someone else’s name ...

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A LoR Warning To European Students

April 18th, 2016

  If you’re applying to US graduate programs as a European, it’s important to keep in mind the different approaches the two continents take towards application ...

Letters of Recommendation

You CAN Get Into Grad School With Low GRE Scores

June 19th, 2016

  Grad School With Low GRE Scores? Yes! We’re going to try and convince you that you can get into graduate school with a mediocre GRE ...

GRE Words

How Many GRE Words Should I Learn?

May 10th, 2016

Learning GRE words can be a daunting aspect of your study program. It’s about practicing questions andlearning material, which is a process that can takes weeks, months, or even years. This ...

Applications

I Found A Typo In My Statement of Purpose After I Submitted!

March 25th, 2018

  You spent weeks outlining your statement of purpose. You worked through 7 different drafts this month, and even got feedback on it from your recommenders ...

How Important Is Publishing Before Grad School?

March 25th, 2018

  This question comes up a million times when talking about graduate applications. After the GPA, recommendation letters, and GREs, the question of how important publishing ...

email to professor

Example Email To Professor

July 10th, 2016

Writing an email to professor as a grad school applicant can seem daunting, but should be fun! Here’s how to ensure you start off on the ...

Graduate Application Advice

Want to get graduate school application tips sent straight to your email? Sign up so you never miss a post. You'll get free advice throughout the application season and we'll never spam your inbox!

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famous recommender

My Recommender Is Famous, I’m Kind Of A Big Deal

June 13th, 2016

Beliefs come from somewhere. Never before has a belief popped into existence without a reason behind it. Perhaps that’s why it’s so hard to kill a belief once ...

grad school recommendation letter

How To Write Your Own Grad School Recommendation Letter

April 18th, 2016

NOTE: Forging, altering, or otherwise fabricating letters of recommendation is a criminal offense. Under no circumstances should you submit a letter of recommendation under someone else’s name ...

US graduate programs as a european, applying to graduate programs in the united states as a european student

A LoR Warning To European Students

April 18th, 2016

  If you’re applying to US graduate programs as a European, it’s important to keep in mind the different approaches the two continents take towards application ...

Letters of Recommendation

You CAN Get Into Grad School With Low GRE Scores

June 19th, 2016

  Grad School With Low GRE Scores? Yes! We’re going to try and convince you that you can get into graduate school with a mediocre GRE ...

GRE Words

How Many GRE Words Should I Learn?

May 10th, 2016

Learning GRE words can be a daunting aspect of your study program. It’s about practicing questions andlearning material, which is a process that can takes weeks, months, or even years. This ...

Applications

I Found A Typo In My Statement of Purpose After I Submitted!

March 25th, 2018

  You spent weeks outlining your statement of purpose. You worked through 7 different drafts this month, and even got feedback on it from your recommenders ...

How Important Is Publishing Before Grad School?

March 25th, 2018

  This question comes up a million times when talking about graduate applications. After the GPA, recommendation letters, and GREs, the question of how important publishing ...

email to professor

Example Email To Professor

July 10th, 2016

Writing an email to professor as a grad school applicant can seem daunting, but should be fun! Here’s how to ensure you start off on the ...

Waiting For Admissions Results: How To Stay Sane

graduate admissions results
December 24th, 2016

  All your applications are submitted. The holidays are over. All that’s left is waiting for graduate admissions results to roll in. Life is great, right? ...

Graduate School With A Low GPA

Graduate School With A Low GPA
April 7th, 2016

Can I get into graduate school with a low GPA? This is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear. It’s also a very difficult one to ...

I Found A Typo In My Statement of Purpose After I Submitted!

March 25th, 2018

  You spent weeks outlining your statement of purpose. You worked through 7 different drafts this month, and even got feedback on it from your recommenders ...

How Important Is Publishing Before Grad School?

March 25th, 2018

  This question comes up a million times when talking about graduate applications. After the GPA, recommendation letters, and GREs, the question of how important publishing ...

What If I Like The Program, But Not The Professor?

March 25th, 2018

  You’ve landed a spot at one of your top programs. You’re so excited for the prospective visit weekend that you can’t sleep. You’ve worked on ...

Online PhD vs. Online Doctorate — What’s The Difference?

March 17th, 2018

  As we’ve discussed in other posts, online education is here to stay. With the continuously evolving landscape in higher education, potential graduate school applicants now ...

Can I Turn Down An Interview?

grad school interview
December 25th, 2016

Yes. But you probably shouldn’t turn down a grad school interview. Next question…… Not a satisfying answer? Ok, we’ll elaborate. Note: If you want to attend, but have ...

I Haven’t Heard Back Yet, AM I REJECTED?

If you haven't heard back from graduate school admissions yet, does it mean you're rejected?
December 23rd, 2016

For most applicants, the blissful few weeks after applications are submitted is a gift. Finals are over and you have a week or two away from work and ...

Grad School Interview Conflicts

Grad School Interview Conflicts
December 13th, 2016

Grad school interview conflicts are a great problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. The first time you get an interview invitation, it’s incredibly exciting. Then ...

Explaining A Low GPA in Your Statement of Purpose

How to explain a low gpa in your statement of purpose
July 19th, 2016

So you’ve taken the GRE, whittled down your list of target schools, and got your letters of recommendation squared away. Now the panic of trying to figure ...

Example Email To Professor

email to professor
July 10th, 2016

Writing an email to professor as a grad school applicant can seem daunting, but should be fun! Here’s how to ensure you start off on the ...

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