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Steps to applying to grad school

June 5, 2015, Posted In Admissions Overview
Stephen

Applying to academic graduate programs – MA, MS and PhD degrees – is very different from applying to college. (And, applying to professional graduate programs – MD, JD, M.Arch., Ed.D., MBA, and so on – is itself very different from applying for academic grad degrees.) What are MA, MS, and PhD programs? And what makes […]

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How to get graduate school funding

May 22, 2015, Posted In Admissions Overview
Stephen

As a graduate student, applying for funding for research can be a long, difficult and uncertain process. Many fellowships are out there – but you’ll need to do your research to find the right ones! Even as an applicant to graduate programs – especially those in the sciences and in engineering – you should apply […]

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Seven tips for success in grad school

February 5, 2015, Posted In Grad Admissions
Stephen

Research-driven graduate programs are very different from undergraduate studies. One primary difference is the degree duration – because of the research component, the date of completion is not known. If you’re in a master’s program, you might expect to finish in two or three years. And if you’re in a doctoral program, the time to […]

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Why universities want “active” students

September 21, 2014, Posted In Activity Involvement
Stephen

College admissions can be daunting for high school students – competitive colleges consider strong academics, compelling essays, a flawless interview, glowing letters of recommendation and high scores on standardized tests. With all of these factors, why do colleges also stress that they seek students who have extracurricular involvement and leadership? Consider the following: Colleges are […]

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How to prepare your child for college

June 30, 2014, Posted In College Admissions
Stephen

It’s never too early for you and your child to start thinking about college. In reality, most freshmen and sophomores consider college to be far off in the distance, and don’t get serious until it’s too late. If you have a junior, it’s essential to start thinking about the college admissions process now. For parents […]

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