If you are looking to get into grad school - possibly Ph.D. admission or a masters program admission, MBA, Law School, or even how to get into an ivy league grad school- seeing it all as a member of the admissions board myself, I am the best person to be giving out tips and pieces of advice on what the best approach is.
You’ll learn about grad school admissions from the inside - how admissions committees make decisions, and most importantly, how to get in. I will not be talking about your GPA or test scores - there is a lot more to getting into grad school than that. I’ll walk you through 4 insights and tips that will increase your chances of getting accepted.
Did you know that getting into grad school is a lot different than undergrad? I'm headed to USC to speak with some Master's students today, and it's reminding me of when I was on the admissions board of a Master's program.
Here are 4 tips to get in:
🍊Research the program deeply -
Programs with similar names will give you completely different experiences. One major distinction is: is it research or practicum? The best way to do this research is to find alum and ask them questions. The questions I ask are in the video that I'll link.
🍊Show Demonstrated Interest -
This is a term schools associate with applicants who come to events, call the program, talk with admissions. Students with Demonstrated Interest are preferred because they are likely to help "yield" - the ratio of offers to acceptances. I swear I explain this better in the video!
🍊Apply for Early Admission -
Nuff' said. Dramatically increases your chances.
🍊Statement of purpose should be on how the program fits with your aspirations -
There are different prompts, but don't be distracted by the expectations for undergrad where you had to write a riveting tale about your life.