When to Apply for Grad School: 4 Key Considerations

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Going to graduate school is a lot like getting a dog: it’s a big, hairy commitment, and the right timing is critical to minimize chaos and make the transition as smooth as possible. But how do you know when it’s the right time in your life? When do you apply for grad school?

In this guide, we’ll help you know when to apply for grad school. We’ll go over the best time in your life to consider going to graduate school and what steps you’ll need to complete throughout the application process. We’ll also discuss when you’ll actually need to put in your application and how far in advance of deadlines you should try to submit.

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What Is a Good GPA for Grad School?

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When you graduated college, you were probably relieved that GPAs were finally over and done with — alas, that’s not the case if you’re applying to grad school. While there’s no overall minimum GPA for grad school, it can be tough to into grad school without stellar grades, no matter how passionate you are about your chosen field. Still, it’s not impossible!

Come with me as we investigate the GPA needed for grad school and why GPA is such an important part of your grad school application. We’ll also teach you how to search for GPA expectations by program and give you tips on what you can do to make up for a low GPA.

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GRE for MBA: Should You Take the GRE for Business School?

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Is it a smart choice to take the GRE for MBA programs? Even if a school accepts GRE scores, do they still favor students who submit GMAT scores?

For decades, if you wanted to get an MBA or apply to another type of business school program, the only standardized test scores you could submit were from the GMAT. However, in recent years, the number of business schools accepting GRE scores has skyrocketed, and more and more applicants are taking advantage of it. Still, many students wonder if taking the GRE puts you at a disadvantage in MBA admissions.

Applying to business school can be a confusing process, but we’re here to make at least one part clear. Read this guide to learn exactly how business schools feel about the GRE, average GRE scores for MBA programs and what you’ll need to get accepted, and how to make the final decision on whether or not you should use the GRE for business school applications.

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Average GRE Scores by School: Scores and Analysis

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Congrats on making the choice to apply to grad school! But what types of GRE scores are your schools, and more importantly your programs, looking for? In reality, you won’t dig up much if you’re searching for average GRE scores by school. But if you search for average GRE scores by program, you’ll get a clear sense of the scores you should be aiming for.

In this article, I’ll explain why it’s important to search for average GRE scores by program instead of by school, as well as how you can find GRE scores for grad schools and use them to set a personalized goal score, ultimately giving you the best possible shot at getting admitted to your programs!

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Average GRE Scores by Major: What Scores Do You Need?

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You’ve probably heard of GRE percentiles, and perhaps you’re familiar with what the current average GRE scores are. But what about average GRE scores by major? Do engineering majors really score higher on Quant than arts and humanities majors? More importantly, what are the average GRE scores for the schools and majors you’re interested in?

Follow along as we analyze the average GRE scores by major. We’ll also show you how to figure out the average GRE scores for your programs and explain what these scores mean for you.

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Can You Get Into Graduate Schools Without GRE Scores?

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If you want to go to graduate school, you might consider the GRE a big hurdle. Maybe you don’t think you have time to properly prep. Or maybe you already took the test and got a lower score than you wanted.

The good news is that it’s possible to get into graduate school without the GRE! In this guide we’ll describe several program types that often don’t require the GRE and some common GRE score-waiving policies. We’ll also discuss some things to consider when deciding to apply to graduate school without GRE scores. Finally, we’ll close out with a list of schools with no GRE required policies.

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What Is Graduate School? Why Go? Master’s and PhDs

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If you’re nearing the end of college or you’ve completed college, you’ve probably heard the term “graduate school” thrown around by your peers and teachers. In fact, you’ve probably heard all kinds of graduate-school related terms, like “graduate degree,” “Masters,” “PhD,” and more.

But what is a graduate degree? What is a PhD? What is a doctoral degree? What’s a doctorate? We’ll demystify it all here. (Hint: those last three are all the same thing.)

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