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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 and a few friends. You made a few quick edits to polish it off just before the deadline submission, and BAM, it’s done. It’s not until a few days […]

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 before grad school is ranks high on the applicant preoccupation list. We’ve mentioned this in the context of students considering graduate school because an increasing number of undergraduates are […]

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 your list of questions for discussion ahead of time. You’ve picked out your interview outfit, and the day finally arrives to tour the department and meet your future advisor. […]

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 face myraid choices not just in the programs to which they can apply, but even in the format they want to pursue. The possibility of getting a degree from […]

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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 any time, if you know that you have no interest in attending or cannot attend a program, it’s perfectly ok to turn […]

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Waiting For Admissions Results: How To Stay Sane

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 part of the whole ordeal. Years of your life, thousands of dollars, and your entire future hang in the balance. And […]

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 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 school. But after the holidays wind down and you’ve recovered from New Year’s Eve, it can be difficult not to jump right back into obsessing… This feeling is bad enough […]

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 got a conflict one of the weekends (or perhaps even several conflicts). It really zaps some of the excitement out of […]

How to explain a low gpa in your statement of purpose

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 out just what heck to write in your Statement of Purpose sets in. While the feeling of writers block is normal, it might be slightly more debilitating if you’re also a low GPA […]

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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 our “Should I contact a professor before applying?” post, do that now. In all likelihood you don’t need to contact any […]

Interviews

grad school interview

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 ...

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 ...

Graduate Admissions Interview Questions

Graduate Admissions Interview Questions

April 6th, 2016

Insightful questions are one of the best ways to convey a deep understanding, and this is no less true when it comes to a graduate admissions ...

graduate interview

What To Expect At A Graduate Interview

April 1st, 2016

What To Expect At A Graduate Interview Getting an invitation to a graduate interview can be one of the most exciting and terrifying experiences of your professional ...

What to wear to a graduate admissions interview

Admissions Interview: What To Wear

March 31st, 2016

Most applicants will experience this type of terror in one form or another: you get an email inviting you to an admissions interview and Open House– your heart fills with ...

Interviews

grad school interview

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 ...

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 ...

Graduate Admissions Interview Questions

Graduate Admissions Interview Questions

April 6th, 2016

Insightful questions are one of the best ways to convey a deep understanding, and this is no less true when it comes to a graduate admissions ...

graduate interview

What To Expect At A Graduate Interview

April 1st, 2016

What To Expect At A Graduate Interview Getting an invitation to a graduate interview can be one of the most exciting and terrifying experiences of your professional ...

What to wear to a graduate admissions interview

Admissions Interview: What To Wear

March 31st, 2016

Most applicants will experience this type of terror in one form or another: you get an email inviting you to an admissions interview and Open House– your heart fills with ...

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 ...

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? ...

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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