Category Archives: Admissions

What Makes a Good Graduate Program Advisor?

This advice may not be immediately relevant, but today we’re presenting some things we appreciate about graduate program advisors: Research success:¬†There’s no two ways about it: graduate school is about publications, and advisors with a good history of publishing give … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Many graduate programs require in-person interviews for admissions, and the most dreaded question that comes up is the one at the end: “Do you have any questions for me?” Today we’ll be discussing the purpose of this question and offer … Continue reading

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Grad School Interview Questions

Today we’ll be following up last week’s post with questions we commonly see on the interview trail. Take a look at these¬†and make sure you have solid, complete answers to these questions! You don’t want to be blindsided by one … Continue reading

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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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