Resources On How to Apply to Grad School
The process of applying to a graduate program begins with developing an understanding of the graduate admissions process. You need to understand how your application will be measured against programs standards as well as how you are likely to compare to other applicants to the program. At this point in the process you will have to make final decisions on the types of programs you will apply to, which degree you want to pursue, and what actions you must take in order to enhance your chances of getting into your favorite graduate programs. In this section, gain insight into how the application process works and learn helpful tips and hints that may help you better manage the application process and present yourself as a viable and desirable candidate to an admissions committee.
Graduate school will challenge you mentally, emotionally, and physically, in ways you never imagined possible. You will realize exactly how much there is to know about your field of study. At times you may feel completely inadequate, and at some point in the process you might believe there is actually no way you will be able to complete all of your work, without cutting out activities like going to the bathroom, eating and sleeping. Beware a complete meltdown may be unavoidable!
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By Dr. Donald C. Martin 10 Application Tips to Navigate the Graduate School Application Process Graduate school applications can be daunting to say the least. From studying for and scoring competitively on the GRE or GMAT, to drafting a witty, yet professional personal essay, and securing well-written letters of recommendation, there's a lot of effort, energy, and time that goes in to applying to grad school. Schools tell you what criteria you're required to submit as part of your application, but they don't always offer advice for how to present it and yourself.
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Written by Annie Rose Stathes, Edited by Laura Morrison, for GradSchools.com, March 2014
By Annie Rose Stathes With graduate school application fees ranging from $40-$150 apiece, applying for graduate school can be expensive. Therefore, it is important to keep several things in mind when applying for graduate school.
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There are so many things to keep track of when you’re applying to graduate school! You may want to use the following schedule to help stay organized. FOR FALL ADMISSION April/May/June 1. Take a practice GRE/GMAT/LSAT/MCAT and see how you score. 2. Order your GRE/GMAT/LSAT/MCAT study materials, create a rigorous study schedule, and/or enroll in a course. 3. Consider any other tests you’ll need to take, such as subject tests or the TOEFL, and register for them. Order any necessary materials and create a study schedule. July/August
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The Advances and Advantages of Online Graduate Schools
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Applying to graduate school can be a headache even in the best of circumstances. After all, it's not nearly as easy as applying to most undergraduate colleges and universities, which involve taking the SAT's, filling out an application, writing one essay at most, and having your school's guidance counselor send your transcript to the institution to which you're applying. No, applying to graduate school is much more involved than that, and it is a lengthy process even for American students.
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Advice from Graduate School Admissions Committee Members
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Just because you are still in college doesn't mean it's too early to begin thinking about getting into grad school. In fact, if you plan to make that academic leap after graduation, it's probably wise to start preparing now. Actually, it's probably mandatory to start right now. So let's go: Make the Most of Your Undergrad Years
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Preparing for Graduate School: Tips for Being a Competitive Applicant Applying for graduate school can be a daunting task, one upon which your entire future may depend. To properly prepare to apply for graduate school and to potentially become a more competitive applicant, consider the following tips: Contact Graduate Schools
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Interest from abroad If you have an interest in applying to graduate school, you're not alone. However, it's not just Americans who want to further their education, as preliminary data from the Council of Graduate Schools reveals that the number of international applicants is on the rise.
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Annie Rose Stathes - August 2013 "The ideal student, seen through the eyes of graduate faculty, is gifted and creative, very bright and extremely motivated to learn, perfectly suited to the program, eager to actively pursue the lines of inquiry valued by the faculty, pleasant, responsible, and devoid of serious personal problems." -Keith-Spiegel & Wiederman
Questions like how many grad schools should I apply to? and “when should I get started?” tend to plague prospective graduate students. Don’t worry - we’ll give you our take on the matter! However, your applying-to-grad-school plan is also personal, and may depend on your goals, timeline, resources, and any advice you may have received from trusted advisors. How Many Grad Schools Should I Apply To?
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Graduate programs vary in what they want to see from applicants. They all want to see basic requirements met, of course, but many of the strongest and most competitive ones ask for the loosely defined “more” from prospective students. Here are some general things you could do to help present yourself in the best possible light. 1. Choose Your Courses Thoughtfully
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What type of graduate program is right for you? If you've decided that enrolling in graduate school is the next logical step in your academic career, you should start thinking about the best way to earn your degree. School officials understand that graduate students are often older than the average college student. As a result, you'll find that graduate programs are often available in different formats. Full-time graduate school
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