"The Graduate School Application Process"
with Admissions Expert Dr. Donald C. Martin
Dr. Martin shares his insights and recommendations for best practices in managing the graduate school application process gained from over 28 years of experience as an admissions committee chairperson and graduate school consultant.
This video features discussion on the following topics:
Dos and Don’ts of the Application Process
Interacting with your admissions committee is a balancing act; find out how much contact is too much contact, and how to be confident without appearing conceited, including 10 tips to ace the application process.
Gain insight into the ways can you separate yourself from other applicants and get noticed for the right reasons
Learn about the common application mistakes that should be avoided at all costs!
How to Make a Good Impression in your Graduate School Interview
Think of an interview as your opportunity to impress the admissions committee, these tips will help you make the most of your “face time” with the admissions counselors.
Recommendations and tips to improve or enhance your personal statement
Dr. Don will make recommendations to improve your personal statement and application essays to help ensure your messaging represents you well and catches the attention of your admissions committee.
Discussion of how your academic record and standardized test scores affect the strength of your application
Find out how to address a less than perfect academic record, or low standardized test score to minimize the damage to your application.
Find out proactive and appropriate steps you can take to respond to a negative response from the school of your dreams.
Pull back the curtain and find out how admissions committees assess your qualifications, and get advice on how to increase your chances of being accepted into a graduate program.
Dr. Donald Martin has more than 28 years of experience in the field of graduate admissions. Dr. Martin has served on the admissions committee for esteemed graduate programs at Columbia University, The University of Chicago, and Wheaton College. He is the author of “Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students” and will be launching “Dr. Don’s Graduate School Advice Column” in September 2013.
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