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The Grad School Interview: How to explain a flaw in your record

July 13, 2018, Posted In Grad Admissions
Indrani

Prospective graduate students are sometimes interviewed before a final admissions decision is made, usually when the admissions committee is split on opinions. If you are invited for an interview, it may be because they want more information about something in your application package, like a low grade or a gap in your educational history. The … Continue reading The Grad School Interview: How to explain a flaw in your record

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How is grad school different from college?

April 3, 2017, Posted In Grad Admissions
Marc

Graduate candidates might be embarrassed to ask, but knowing what to expect, socially, academically and culturally of a graduate degree experience is hard to pin down. Applicants usually have an undergraduate degree as their only point of reference in higher education, but are the two experiences relatable? Yes and no. Here are some of the … Continue reading How is grad school different from college?

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How a personal statement is different from a college essay

August 15, 2016, Posted In Grad Admissions
Aidan

At any level of higher education, the ability to convey your candidacy in writing is an essential skill. For prospective graduate students, understanding the ins and outs of a personal statement is the first step toward increasing your chances of admission. With that in mind, let’s compare a familiar ‘known’ (the college essay) to a … Continue reading How a personal statement is different from a college essay

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