Category Archives: Admissions

Can I Apply to Graduate School Without Letters of Recommendation?

Today’s topic is one we see asked fairly often, so we wanted to address this multi-faceted problem and offer a few ways you can potentially skirt around grad schools’ requirements for letters of recommendation. It’s important to note, however, that … Continue reading

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How Many Graduate Programs Should You Apply To?

With admissions season quickly approaching, we wanted to answer a question we see fairly often: “How many graduate programs should I apply to?” The answer to this depends on each individual student, but a good rule of thumb is to … Continue reading

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Does Undergrad Prestige Matter for Graduate School Admissions?

We get this question fairly often: “I went to a relatively low-ranked school. Do I have a shot at attending an Ivy League graduate program?” The short answer to this is yes, you do have a shot! The full answer … Continue reading

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Best of the Blog: GRE Subject Tests: To Take, or Not To Take

Today we’ll be reposting one of our favorite blog articles, which was originally published by James. Enjoy! Remember when you took the SAT for the first time? You were so anxious because it was the SAT AND IT WAS THE … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Improve Your Grad School Odds With a Bad GPA

We often get asked “I have a low GPA. Can I still get into a graduate program?” The answer to this is while a bad GPA does hinder your application, there are steps you can take to mitigate the overall … Continue reading

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What Graduate Programs Should I Apply To?

As summer begins, and the search for graduate schools ramps up, many of you may be asking “What graduate programs should I apply to? How do I know which ones are the best? We’ll be answering all that and more … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’t’s of Writing a Personal Statement or Statement of Purpose

Do’s Do show, don’t tell: This is the classic advice every essay writer receives. Engaging writing is engaging because it elicits sympathy and understanding from the reader. Humans love storytelling, as it’s essentially hard coded into our DNA, and there’s no … Continue reading

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Personal Statement vs Statement of Purpose

As  you’re looking over the requirements for graduate programs, you might notice that some programs require a Personal Statement or a Statement of Purpose, or perhaps even both. Today we’ll go into the details of both so you can know … Continue reading

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