Expert Guide: Why Take the GRE?

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If you’re applying to grad school, you might be wondering: why take the GRE? What do you take the GRE for? Should you take the GRE?

Read on as we explore why people take the GRE, what the purpose of the exam is, and why GRE scores are such a common admissions requirement for grad schools. We’ll also look at whether the GRE can accurately predict grad school success and give you tips on whether you should or shouldn’t take the GRE.

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How to Decide If Grad School Is Worth It: 2 Key Factors

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With the rising cost of higher education, you may wonder: is grad school worth it? In this helpful decision guide, we’ll help you figure out if graduate school is a smart decision for you financially and professionally by digging into your motivation for going to grad school and determining the ROI of your potential degree.

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How to Get Stellar Graduate School Recommendation Letters

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Letters of recommendation are an important part of many grad school applications. They help admissions committees learn more about your character and personal strengths than they could from just reading your transcript or resume, and they show grad schools that you have people willing to vouch for you and tell others what a great candidate you are.

But just how do you go about asking for a letter of recommendation for graduate school? How do you know who to ask? Should you tell them what to write or let them decide? In this guide, we’ll explain how to choose the best people to write your letters of rec, exactly how you should ask them, the information you should give them, what you should do after you ask them, and more! Getting for grad school letters of recommendation can be nerve-wracking, but we’re here to walk you through every step of the process.

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Graduate School Acceptance Rates: Can You Get In?

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Even the most qualified and confident applicants worry about getting into grad school. But don’t panic! Graduate school acceptance rates, which give the percentage of applicants that were admitted to a particular school or program in an academic year, can help you determine how likely you are to get into a given program. But where can you find grad school admissions statistics?

In this article, we’ll investigate the trends and factors associated with graduate school acceptance rates. Then, we’ll take a look at some of the current acceptance rates and give you expert tips on how to find acceptance rates for your programs. Finally, we’ll show you how to determine your odds of getting into grad school.

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46 Great Graduate School Scholarships

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Grad school prices can cause a real case of sticker shock—so you want every dollar you can get to offset the cost!  Many graduate school scholarships are school-specific, but that’s not your only option for grad school funding! In this categorized list, we have tons of scholarships that students of all types can apply for. There are graduate school scholarships for women, graduate school scholarships for minorities, STEM scholarships, teaching scholarships and many, many more! We’ll also provide some advice for picking the best grad school scholarships for you to apply for.

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How to Find and Win Graduate School Scholarships

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Looking for some free money for grad school? Let us help you! In this guide to finding—and winning—graduate school scholarships, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about getting those sweet, sweet grants for graduate school. We’ll review the different main types of grad school scholarships, how to look for funding sources you might be eligible for, and close out with some tips on your scholarship selection and application process.

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Grad School Requirements: What You Need for Admission

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Trying to get into grad school is like trying to level up in a video game. But instead of accumulating points or KOs, you have to meet all of the major grad school requirements. In the end, applying to grad school is downright tiring! Luckily, though, the requirements for graduate school are the same for a lot of programs out there. And as long as you have an awesome application, you, too, will be headed to grad school in no time!

In this article, we’ll take a look at the specific qualities grad schools look for in potential students and give you tips on how you can emphasize these qualities to make yourself stand out as an applicant. Then, we’ll cover all of the basic grad school admission requirements, as well as what you can do to put together your best grad school application possible!

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Do Graduate School Rankings Really Matter?

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If you’re thinking about applying to grad school, you might be curious about how the programs you’re considering compare to each other. So why not look up graduate school rankings? Unfortunately, there’s no master list that ranks every single graduate program, and in fact, some types of programs don’t have grad school rankings at all.

While Ph.D. and master’s degree rankings can certainly be a useful tool when choosing which schools to apply to, how much they really matter depends on what kind of program you’re pursuing. Read on to learn more about what goes into grad school rankings and why they might be important for you.

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Grad School Deadlines: When You Need to Apply

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With your academic future at stake, it’s critical that you don’t miss a grad school deadline! Luckily, in this total guide to grad school application deadlines, we’ll review when most graduate school deadlines are and some special application deadline situations. Finally, we’ll help you figure out how you should best approach grad school deadlines in your own planning.

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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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