Tag: Graduate Admissions
Interviews can often be a source of stress for students, and the ones for graduate school are no exception. Generally, a graduate school interview is an opportunity to showcase your strengths, demonstrate your knowledge of the institution, and impress an alumnus or member of the faculty who might play a role in deciding your admissions outcome. While being a little nervous might be inevitable, it is possible to feel confident on interview day if you’ve prepared beforehand.
There is one question that tells me if a student will succeed in graduate school and in their career thereafter: Getting an advanced degree will be one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life, both financially and professionally, and if you want to make the right decision, you need to ask the right questions. Graduate school often crosses the mind of current college students and seasoned professionals alike. Especially in light of COVID-19 and the current economic slowdown caused by the pandemic, many graduating college students are considering the graduate admissions path in order to bypass a stagnant job market.
As MBA admission offices are seeing an increase in applications due to the pandemic-induced recession, you may be wondering whether now is the right time for you to go to graduate school. Before you consider applying, it's important to understand the basics of an MBA degree. MBA stands for Master of Business Administration.
Choosing to pursue a postgraduate degree is a big decision for many students and working professionals. Whether you’re still in college or have a few years of work experience under your belt, it’s likely been a few years since you’ve applied to school. The graduate admissions process can be daunting but understanding how it works and when to start can make it more manageable.
Applying to graduate school is an intensive process, and whether you’re a current undergrad considering your post-graduate options or a professional looking to go back to school, the most important preparation you will do for the graduate admissions process is building a balanced grad school list. While the graduate admissions process is very different from undergraduate admissions, there are a lot of similarities when it comes to preparing to apply. Prospective graduate students should understand the graduate admissions process, identify a specialty, prepare with current experience or coursework, and, most importantly, identify best-fit graduate schools and programs.
The MBA admissions process is highly competitive, and for many applicants, especially those who are applying after years in the workforce, navigating the MBA admissions landscape can be difficult. There are a number of questions that come up time and time again when applicants are weighing their MBA options and our expert MBA admissions counselor is here to answer them. How can MBA applicants identify their best-fit MBA programs?
By IvyWise MBA Admissions Counselors There are a number of resources out there that provide tips for undergraduates who have an eye on graduate school after college, but what about graduates who are years removed from academia? For many people, the MBA path isn’t apparent until after they have been in the workforce a few years, and, actually, the ideal time for most people to think about attending business school is with a few years of professional experience under their belts. Many working professionals don’t prepare ahead of time for the rigorous application process that exists at most top-tier business schools.
If you plan on attending graduate school, whether it’s business school, law school, medical school, or some other graduate program, you’ll most likely need to take a graduate admissions exam as part of your application. Preparing to take an admissions exam long after your initial undergraduate admissions process can seem daunting, but the sooner you get started the sooner you can be on your way to a rewarding graduate school experience. Different Graduate Admissions Exams The entrance exam that you take will depend on the graduate degree you are seeking and, in some cases, the specific school or program to which you apply.
By IvyWise Graduate Admissions Counselors You made it to college! You’re attending the school of your dreams and enjoying all that college life has to offer. For most undergraduate students, graduate school is a possibility, but many aren’t sure until closer to application time.
Graduate school is becoming an increasingly attractive option for many students, if only because it provides a sense of security and purpose in an economic climate that does not. Still, applying to grad school on a whim is ill-advised. So, how do you know when grad school is right for you?
After navigating the undergraduate admissions process, many students might mistakenly assume that applying to medical school is more or less the same. While there are some familiar components, such as essays and standardized testing scores, the medical school admissions process is unique and requires considerable planning in order to gain admission to your top-choice medical schools. There are many steps on the road to becoming a doctor and gaining admission to a medical school that aligns with your goals is a major piece of the puzzle.
Just as in undergraduate admissions, the graduate admissions process often requires standardized testing as part of the application process. Whether you are a current college student considering your postgraduate options, or a professional looking to advance in your current field or make a career change, studying for the GRE is an important way to prepare your strongest application to graduate school. Pursuing a graduate degree is a worthy endeavor that will broaden your academic and professional horizons.
MBA applications are on the rise, and while most business school applicants are well aware of how much time they will need to spend preparing their applications or studying for the GMAT/GRE, many don’t necessarily consider the amount of time they should be spending on program research. Pursuing an MBA is a huge investment of your time and money, so it’s really important to do your due diligence in choosing a program that will best fit your goals. There is more to consider than just the prestige, rankings or “name brand” of an institution.
If you’re looking to apply to graduate school or live outside the US and want to take the ACT, you might soon be faced with a computer-based standardized test. Computer-based testing (CBT) is increasingly the norm, as test-makers feel they can be delivered and administered more securely, with the trend moving towards exams entirely unique to individual test-takers. Happily, CBT means more choices and tools for you as you leave the messy world of misbubbled Scantrons behind!
The graduate admissions experience isn’t that much different than the undergraduate application process, but there are several aspects that make it special. No matter what the reason may be to go back to school, it is important to understand how and why graduate admissions offices function as they do in order to maximize your chances of admission to your best-fit graduate program. Graduate programs are available for most disciplines of academic study and they generally entail research, gaining specialized knowledge beyond what is offered at the undergraduate level, or some sort of terminal qualification that imparts a specific skill set.