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How to Get Into Grad School: Tips, Tricks, and More!

how to get into grad school

Getting admitted to graduate school requires the right mix of ingredients. Much like the perfect steak involves impeccable timing in the kitchen and the discriminating choice of meat and garnishes, your application's success hinges on various factors. Simply put, if the admissions committee doesn't like your application, you won't be offered admission. The good news is that you're in control of the outcome, from the application essays to the standardized test scores. So read on, and learn the ins and outs of how to get into grad school!


grad school deadlines Timely Submission of Application Materials

You'd be surprised by how many people fail to submit their applications on time. The first grad school deadlines are in November.... Read more »


gre General Record Exam (GRE)

The General Record Exam, or GRE, is one the leading causes of anxiety among graduate school applicants. No kidding, right?... Read more »


personal statement Personal Statement

An integral part of your application is the personal statement which answers the all-important question: "Why should you admit me?"... Read more »


writing sample Writing Sample

Some schools ask you to include a writing sample that showcases your ability to think critically and articulate your ideas in writing... Read more »


letters of recommendation Letters of Recommendation

Recommendation letters are votes of confidence from members of academia that you have the requisite qualities to attend graduate school... Read more »


grad school cover letters Cover Letters

We all know that first impressions can have lasting influence on what others think of us. It can be difficult to reverse a negative first impression... Read more »


networking with faculty Networking

Getting into graduate school is not all about your academic record and accomplishments – there's also the human factor... Read more »


interviews Interviews

Some schools invite applicants to a series of on-campus interviews as the final step in the screening process. Some schools don't conduct interviews... Read more »

 

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