Most Common Graduate School Application Mistakes

Most Common Graduate School Application Mi ...

April 18th, 2016

Every year hundreds of thousands of applicants submit a graduate school application riddled with the same mistakes. These mistakes range in intensity from the mildly irritating to guaranteed rejections. Whether you’ve trolled the grad cafe forum or already ...

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 ...

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 right foot. First, if you haven’t read through ...

online masters degree

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 ...

GREBOOKS

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. ...

famous recommender

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 ...

contact professors before applying

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, ...

degree inflation and graduate school applications

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 ...

graduate application differences

Graduate Application Differences: UK vs US ...

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 options across continents, and if you find programs ...

GRE Writing

GRE Writing Section: The Last Word On If I ...

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 of matter? From July – November anxiety and panic ...

GRE Practice Exams

Where To Find 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 software. It’s important to take advantage of this ...

online graduate programs

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 ability (or desire) to enroll in a traditional ...

difference between a CV and a resume

What Is The Difference Between A CV And A ...

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 idea to upload one if possible. Most students ...

GRE Prep

5 Best GRE Prep Books

April 25th, 2016

Best GRE Prep Books If you’re beginning your GRE prep, having the right resources is imperative. There are two main online resources for GRE prep classes and materials: Magoosh and Manhattan Prep.  They both offer ...

grad school with a low gpa

10 Tips: Getting Into Grad School With A L ...

April 25th, 2016

10 Tips: Grad School With A Low GPA For a complete assessment on how to get into grad school with a low GPA, you should read our entire guide. It’s important to remember that ...

Grade Inflation and Graduate Admissions

Grade Inflation And Graduate Admissions

April 24th, 2016

Grade Inflation and Graduate Admissions In recent years there has been a lot of discussion surrounding grade inflation and its impact on higher education. From a professor’s standpoint, it can feel like a no ...

What Is The Difference Between A CV And A Resume?

difference between a CV and a resume
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 ...

5 Best GRE Prep Books

GRE Prep
April 25th, 2016

Best GRE Prep Books If you’re beginning your GRE prep, having the right resources is imperative. There are two main online resources for GRE prep classes ...

10 Tips: Getting Into Grad School With A Low GPA

grad school with a low gpa
April 25th, 2016

10 Tips: Grad School With A Low GPA For a complete assessment on how to get into grad school with a low GPA, you should read ...

Grade Inflation And Graduate Admissions

Grade Inflation and Graduate Admissions
April 24th, 2016

Grade Inflation and Graduate Admissions In recent years there has been a lot of discussion surrounding grade inflation and its impact on higher education. From a ...

Graduate School Application Timeline

Graduate School Application Timeline
April 22nd, 2016

Graduate School Application Timeline So you’re already thinking about graduate school application season, but aren’t sure how to structure your time? Not to worry. Here’s a ...

How To Write Your Own Grad School Recommendation Letter

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 ...

Do I need to write a new Statement of Purpose for each school?

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April 18th, 2016

Do I need to write a Statement of Purpose for each school?  Yes. We’ll elaborate. There is a lot of horrible information out there, that goes something ...

Should I Reapply After A Grad School Rejection?

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April 18th, 2016

So you didn’t get into your choice school this round, or perhaps you didn’t make it into any programs at all, and you’re asking yourself:   ...

How To Choose A Grad School Writing Sample

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April 18th, 2016

  How To Choose A Writing Sample? There is skill in selecting a grad school writing sample, one that has to weigh multiple variables: subject, authorship, status ...

Grad School Tips

  • 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 ...

  • Graduate Application Differences: UK vs USA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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 ...

  • 5 Best GRE Prep Books
  • April 25th, 2016

    Best GRE Prep Books If you’re beginning your GRE prep, having the right resources is imperative. There are two main online resources for GRE prep classes ...

  • 10 Tips: Getting Into Grad School With A Low GPA
  • April 25th, 2016

    10 Tips: Grad School With A Low GPA For a complete assessment on how to get into grad school with a low GPA, you should read ...

  • Grade Inflation And Graduate Admissions
  • April 24th, 2016

    Grade Inflation and Graduate Admissions In recent years there has been a lot of discussion surrounding grade inflation and its impact on higher education. From a ...

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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

GREBOOKS

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

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 ...

contact professors before applying

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 ...

graduate application differences

Graduate Application Differences: UK vs USA

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 ...

Graduate Application Advice

Application Tips

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

GREBOOKS

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

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 ...

contact professors before applying

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 ...

graduate application differences

Graduate Application Differences: UK vs USA

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 ...

Most Common Graduate School Application Mistakes

Most Common Graduate School Application Mistakes
April 18th, 2016

Every year hundreds of thousands of applicants submit a graduate school application riddled with the same mistakes. These mistakes range in intensity from the mildly irritating to guaranteed rejections. Whether ...

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 ...

Top Universities You Didn’t Know Had Online Masters Degree Programs

online masters degree
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

GREBOOKS
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

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 ...

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